Rising up over Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter, discover New Hampton Lofts, located in the iconic Joseph Lucas building. Secure parking for two cars is available within the converted factory itself. No need to brace up and face the elements even on the chilliest morning here.
From the main urban-style entrance, take the lift up to the fourth floor where your penthouse loft apartment awaits.
Immediately, sense the warm and nurturing atmosphere of this apartment, as the door opens and you are greeted with such a light and sunny space. This apartment simply opens up before your eyes.
OWNER QUOTE: “The best thing about this home is the light and also the space. There are no ‘walls’ really, everything is open.”
Step across the stone-grey Amtico flooring of the entrance hall. With space for a writing desk or sideboard, already the seamless flow of the loft reveals itself. To your immediate left, a crisply-tiled guest toilet sets the scene of contemporary clean lines. A partially-mirrored wall reflects the natural light, aided by inset spotlighting. A floating sink contains storage, to alleviate clutter.
Glance to the right to your open cloak area, an almost stand-alone space en-route to the kitchen. With in-built rails and hangers for your coats, storage is provided at floor level for shoes and boots, with a handy shelf on top for hats and gloves.
Beyond lies a comprehensive utility space, styled in cool white with plumbing for a washing machine, dryer and also space for an additional, large fridge-freezer. Note the additional storage space for kitchen goods in here, also. The task of preparation can be clearly distinguished from the art of cooking in this modern apartment.
Step forward into your expansive kitchen-dining space. Airily decorated in bright white with an aubergine-toned Farrow and Ball feature wall, this culinary space is mouth-watering at first glance.
From sun rise to sunset, light cascades in from both sides of the main stem of the apartment, courtesy of the feature floor to ceiling picture windows running end to end on either side.
Along the centre of the space is seated your sleek, recently-fitted, glossy white kitchen island, leading onto a further island. Visually stunning, this space is more akin to a chic urban rooftop café-bar than a kitchen, complete with terrace access and blue-sky views.
No cumbersome cupboards overshadowing your clean-lines and panoramic views; all the storage is on one level beneath the central island. Topped in cool white marble, with glossy units your essential appliances including state-of-the-art oven, microwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher offer a chrome and jet black contrast, neatly tucked away close to the windows. There is even a wine cooler…
Billowing creamy drapes dress the windows, framing views out over the private courtyard below. Why not have your morning coffee on the terrace, in the warmth of the morning sun? It is so private and peaceful.
OWNER QUOTE: “In the morning I love taking my breakfast facing the light and the sun, sitting in the kitchen area.”
In the evenings, cook up a feast at the induction hob whilst your friends gather around enjoying the city skyline in the gathering dusk.
Ideal for entertaining, it is so simple to move on from one space to another. After dinner, retire to one of two comfortable lounges at the far end of the kitchen.
Separating the two rooms is a feature wall, providing distinction of space whilst maintaining the free-flowing openness in this gallery-style loft.
After enjoying lunch on the terrace, why not retire to the smaller lounge and enjoy looking out over the apartment? You get a complete view from here.
In the evening, move to the other side of the feature wall and hunker down on your corner sofa in front of the television in your second sitting room.
From mid-afternoon, the sun moves around to this side of the apartment so step out to the terrace and enjoy refreshing views out over the Jewellery Quarter and the countryside beyond Birmingham’s centre. From your penthouse perch up high, the surrounding buildings are beneath you, meaning you can enjoy uninterrupted views of snow-capped rooftops in the winter and the distant green of the countryside in summer.
OWNER QUOTE: “We have a wonderful view facing Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter on one side. As we are on uppermost floors we have uninterrupted views.”
In the heat of the summer months, open the windows on both sides of the loft to bring the breeze inside. Dine al fresco on your terrace and pop open that bottle of wine you’ve been saving; you’re perfectly private here.
Outdoor space surrounds you, so follow the sun from dawn ’til dusk. Sheltered and secluded, peaceful and private. Both terraces offer so much space for a sprinkling of plants and furniture…your very own floating garden.
Indoors, the high-class touches are evident everywhere you turn, from the chrome light switches to the metal spiral staircase. A true feature of the apartment, the painted creamy-white metal with hardwood treads curves upstairs, maintaining the urban ethos of this former factory.
Leading to the uppermost level of the penthouse, emerge onto a plushly carpeted, huge and light landing. A room in itself, make the most of this relaxation zone with the addition of a sofa or comfy chair. Plenty of space for your bookcase or sideboard.
Essentially a lobby to the upper floor, this additional sitting room is a quiet place in which to spend some time in privacy should you desire some reflection space.
On top of the city, no buildings face you here, allowing blue sky views of where industry meets rurality. From the full-glazed window-wall of bedroom three gaze out at the red-bricked rooftops, paving the way to the distant green of the countryside. A spacious double, an ideal room for guests or useful as a home office should you desire.
High energy contemporary living continues next door, in your open-flow master suite.
Bright and spacious, light fills the bedroom via the glazed outer wall ahead. Such a spacious room! Your super king size bed can enjoy pride of place beneath the rich blue Farrow and Ball feature wall, which on a clear day mirrors the vistas beyond the window. Curl up on a Sunday morning, sipping your tea as the city stirs beyond your window.
Separating the main chamber from a light and airy dressing room is a petite feature wall. Accessed from both sides, dress in total privacy and complete convenience.
Illuminated, built-in wardrobes are brimming with hanging rails and neat shelving – ample space for all your favourite items of clothing and accessories.
Leading on from the dressing area and completely refurbished, discover your pristine en-suite. Underfoot, attractive Amtico flooring outstretches. Inset spotlighting illuminates from above, reflecting off a mirrored wall comprising one entire side of the space.
No superfluous doors in this contemporary loft apartment, a glazed enclosure separates your inset walk-in shower from the main bathroom. Dark grey tiles coat the walls, distinguished by ribbons of textured, monochromatic, mosaic stones.
Chrome fittings, including a heated towel rail, continue the high-spec finish of this immaculate loft apartment. Rinse off beneath the large, square, rainfall shower head.
A richly marbled surface sits atop a floating sink unit, and offers a plentiful supply of storage beneath.
Along the corridor from your master suite, find a large linen closet, with attractive blown-glass shaped chrome handles.
Next door, lies your guest bathroom. Immaculately tiled in white, with a neat band of tasteful grey tiling along its breadth, this classical style bathroom is simple and chic. Fitted into your white tub is a hand-held shower. Another large mirror is on hand for all your finishing touches.
One further bedroom awaits, another spacious double. Enjoying the same light and full length views as each bedroom on the upper floor, this bedroom has the added luxury of fitted, smoked-glass wardrobes.
Perhaps most endearing of all its qualities is the blend between outside and in. Wide balconies flank this ultra-modern apartment on both sides, allowing for a dynamic and fluid style of living.
Enjoy picnics on the terrace at a moment’s notice, or indulge in a spot of reading in the sunshine in complete tranquillity…you are so private here.
Of course, with balconies to both sides, there is the added bonus of being able to move with the sunshine.
Below, a square, gravelled, courtyard brimming with plants, seating, decking areas and small water features is on hand for communal use. Enclosed and sheltered, why not pay a visit and get to know your neighbours? Of course, with your own idyllic terrace garden above, you may struggle to leave your own private sanctuary!
Out and about
Nestled in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, New Hampton Lofts enjoys the benefit of being happily situated in one of the city’s quieter districts.
New Hampton Lofts is also within easy reach of all the bars, pubs and restaurants of the city centre as well as being a stone’s throw from the Convention Quarter and St Paul’s Square.
For local libation, take a short walk to the famous Lord Clifton. Another pub, The Church is also nearby.
Within five minutes, you can board a tram at the metro station which will deliver you into the city centre and New Street. A ten-minute drive takes you to Spaghetti Junction and access to all major road networks. Such a convenient location for commuters and students of University College Birmingham alike.
Whether you love to entertain, are looking to enjoy life now the children have flown the nest, or simply cherish city living with a splash of serenity; views, light, free-flowing living and a heart-warming ambience can all be yours at this apartment.