A simply magnificent 27 room Victorian Grade II listed terraced property within the Waterloo Conservation Area in a tranquil position is brought to the market through Entwistle Green. Featured in Joseph Sharple’s Pesvners guide to Liverpool, this fine piece of Italianate architecture couldn’t be in a better location; overlooking Anthony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ on Crosby back to 1876, this substantial and unique house was built for James Barrow, one of the prominent Victorian “merchant princes” of the day. The work was undertaken by the renowned architect James Francis Doyle who designed the White Star Line Offices and Royal Insurance Buildings in Liverpool city’s centre. Any fan of period dramas may instantly recognise the property as it has featured on many including the Forsyte Saga and Island at War. Furthermore, the May 2019 film Tolkien was shot extensively within the property. Playing host to a number of original features including a simply stunning dome, galleried oak staircase and large gardens to both the front and rear, this house is a one-off. It boasts original oak windows, even in the cavernous head height basement, and where required they have been draught proofed with the Ventrolla system. A circular carriage drive, cast iron verandah and marble encased porch way set the tone for the property, further enhanced in the spacious wood panelled reception hall. At its centre is the masterpiece feature of the house – a breath-taking dome of surrounded by gilt paintings constructed in an ecclesiastical style.Set over five floors including an attic and a seven-roomed basement, it presents a multitude of possibilities. The ground floor hosts three reception rooms, cloakrooms and a kitchen with three associated rooms. One staircase covers four floors and the attic ensuite bedroom has its own intriguing staircase. The main galleried staircase encompasses the three signature floors of the original owners. There is an array of bedrooms and bathrooms throughout. This is one of the few merchant houses in Liverpool that has survived the Victorian era virtually unscathed as it has been lived in and restored by one family for the last 20 years. This special property could be continued to be used as a family home, with plenty of options to work from the premises. Alternatively, due to its configuration and the fact that it had previous commercial use, it would be ideal as a boutique hotel. An internal viewing is an absolute necessity to appreciate all of the qualities of the home.
Stunning period property
Huge potential for a boutique hotel
Many original features