As you approach through the secure electronic double gates, Mallory’s friendly combination of curves and turns may trigger a wave of happy nostalgia for seaside Britain of yesteryear as you soak up its delightful Art Deco structure.
Pull up in the car port beside the generous double garage and step out onto the sweeping driveway. Take a moment to drink in the restful peace of your spot here. Serene and still, save for the soft crunch of gravel underfoot as you step alongside the perfectly pruned box hedging, the established array of oak and silver birch trees heralding your approach to the classic solid wood art deco front door.
Come inside. Welcome! Leave your coat and your cares at the door as you step along the solid wooden floor of the entrance hall. Ahead of you an intriguing timber-railed staircase beckons, but for now follow us through to the decadent drawing room.
Sit back on the sumptuous sofa and allow the sheer opulence of this room to sink in. Stretch out in front of the toasty crackling fire, radiant in its solid stone surround, perfect for those crisp winter evenings. Pour a glass of velvety red as the glow from the open fire picks out the regal tones of your palatial surroundings. Bliss.
Ahead of you, light streams in from the stunning ship-like round window frontage. Perhaps this will be the room in which you take your morning coffee, snuggled on the built in window seating that arcs around your awe-inspiring semi-circular feature window. Curled up with your favourite book, hands clasped around a steaming mug, gaze up from time to time to look over the vast emerald grounds as the birds flit in amongst the trees of your verdant wildlife garden.
Follow us through, once you have broken your reverie, to the delightful downstairs cloakroom. Perfectly positioned for guests and visitors, this amply serviced room even comes replete with built in under stairs storage, ideal for storing muddy boots after a bracing afternoon’s amble around your neighbouring woodland.
Take a look through into your voluminous study. Again, epitomising the distinguished quirk of 1930s Art Deco glamour, this octagonal room oozes charm and sophistication. Ruminate over that report in style by the feature marble fireplace. Take a break from the rat race and conquer the business world from home with the wildlife views of your woodland garden just beyond the window. An ideal space for homework study sessions, and perfectly adaptable for a switch in function to family dining should you wish, so versatile is the scope for this room.
Sneak a peek next door into your homey and inviting snug. A perfect getaway for some ‘R’ and ‘R’. Could this be your new yoga studio, demure and discreet, with divine views out to your jade paradise beyond.
Back out now to the main hallway, follow the bespoke bamboo flooring (lovingly restored by the current owner) and let your senses be delighted as we step through into the dazzling kitchen.
So much more than a space to sate your appetite, this grandiose room is the true hub of the home. Perfect for entertaining, gather your guests around the expansive table and fill the glasses high while you wow them with your epicurean escapades. Will you rustle up a hearty boeuf bourguignon, or impress with seared scallops and minted pea dressing?
As the glasses chink and the laughter flows allow us to introduce you to the rest of this refreshing room. Your entertaining is made easy with all the fixtures and fittings you would expect from such a prestigious home as Mallory, so expect to be called upon to be the host with the most. You could easily cater for a crowd of ten with the five ring hob, instant boiling tap and integrated double oven, and the chatter and libation will never run dry thanks to your distinguished built in wine rack.
Tucked neatly to the side is your pristine utility room, perfect for all your culinary needs. From here an ornate original feature door leads to your secluded outdoor sanctuary, so why not take the opportunity to spot the stars at the end of the evening, snuggled under a cosy blanket with a steaming hot cocoa.
As the soporific effects of your evening’s fine dining take hold, step sleepily back with us to that beguiling staircase that caught your eye earlier.
Ascending upward into an octagonal turret, the starlight twinkles through the windows, lighting your way ahead. As you reach the first floor landing, glance upward as you are bathed in light from the glow of the full moon over head, as it shines down through the vaulted apex window.
Feel your toes sink into the soft carpet underneath as you step through into your master suite. This commodious chamber will provide you with your every comfort.
Spritz away the cares of the day in your en-suite’s luxurious double rainfall shower. Or perhaps you would prefer to pamper yourself by lighting your aromatherapy candles and drawing an indulgent bubble bath.
After wrapping yourself in your fluffiest towel, step into your very own dressing room where you can carefully select your most ostentatious outfit from one of the many fitted wardrobes for a night mingling with friends. Returning home after a successful night’s socialising, drape yourself in your plush duvet before sinking down for a dreamy night of recumbence in your opulent surroundings.
The children will have no need to squabble over best bedroom as beyond the master suite lie a further four bounteous bedrooms, two of which boast their own sparkling en-suites…so there’ll be no excuses for running late for school in the mornings.
Sitting centrally for easy access to all is the lavish family bathroom. Resplendently elegant in its monochromatic colour scheme, this space is as decadent as it is functional and truly melds 1930s glamour with 21st century convenience. Heaven.
In summertime, step out into the 0.65 acres of green oasis that is your wildlife garden. Sit back with a glass of something refreshingly chilled as the youngsters frolic about safely on the vast lawn. Pets will be in their element bounding about in this safely secured outdoor arena. As the sun moves across the garden, let the sounds of birdsong soothe your soul, surrounded by the protective encirclement of the many mature protected trees that call Mallory home. Smell the heady scent of something sizzling on the barbeque as you soak in the serenity of your own Eden.
OUT AND ABOUT
If you can ever tear yourself away from this shiny round bubble of domestic enchantment, then there is so much to see and do right on your doorstep. Located in a conservation area, you are ideally situated a two-minute stroll from Sutton Coldfield Park, so pull on your boots and discover the delights of the biggest urban park in Europe. Designated a Natural Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, roam around the acres of heathland, woodland, wetland and marshland it has to offer.
Mere Green, a newly redeveloped area is only a few minutes away and caters to all your shopping needs from Waitrose to Warren’s Bakery. For high quality afternoon tea, treat yourself at the recently opened prosecco bar, situated inside the former Fleet Street Kitchen.
Closer to home, local pubs The Hardwick and The Crown are on hand if you wish to slake your thirst after a fun day out, while nearby Streetly Village boasts a number of restaurants should you choose to venture out.
Built in the early 1930s around the same time the eponymous climber was making his famed ascent of Mount Everest, Mallory is a home with a rich heritage, with architectural links to the renowned Birmingham Town Hall.
Encapsulating all that is quirky and unique about Art Deco style, this Grade II listed building is so original that the current owners have spoken with film companies about its potential use on television. They have even been approached about Mallory being used as the setting for music videos.
Fame and fortune are never far away from such an esteemed postcode as this, as Little Aston is a much sought after location for footballers and celebrities, with previous venerated inhabitants including James Bond himself – Sir Roger Moore, and ex-Aston Villa footballer Peter Schmeichel – voted best goalkeeper of the 20th century.
If splendour, finesse and a dash of starry-eyed glamour are what you are seeking, Mallory eagerly awaits your acquaintance.