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St Bernard’s Road B92 7DG
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Preserving a sense of grandeur
Twelve stunning homes in an historic setting
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Welcome to Olton Court
A Unique Opportunity
A New Beginning
The challenge of breathing new life into a 19th century
Olton Court Site Plan
property is both exciting and inspirational.
Hasluck House – Ground Floor Apartments One, Two and Three
Olton Court showcases the house’s original grandeur, preserving
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functionality and quality.
The Courtyard – Apartments Eight, Nine and Ten
Located in Solihull’s premier conservation area, amongst a collection
The Coach House – Apartments Eleven and Twelve
Olton Court Specification
a spacious three bedroom apartment with its own private lift access.
However, what each home at Olton Court shares is detailed planning
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to create stunning living space that reflects both intelligent design
and sympathetic development with unstinting attention to detail.
converted and newly built apartments surrounded by private bedroom apartments with private roof terraces and period features, to
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luxury new homes available at Olton Court reflects a skilful mix of
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of stunning Victorian and Edwardian buildings, the choice of twelve
landscaped gardens. Each home is truly unique, ranging from two
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its historic elegance with contemporary design and layout,
Hasluck House – Second Floor Apartment Seven
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where possible period architectural details, whilst complementing
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Olton Court A Unique Opportunity
By enhancing the integrity and quality of the
original building, Olton Court has moved into the
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21st century, preserving its grandeur, whilst
safeguarding its future for many years to come.
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A New Beginning lift or staircase. The Courtyard is the new build addition to the development and provides two new ground floor homes as well as a large three bedroom apartment which can be accessed by its own staircase or private lift. The original Coach House offers two individually accessed apartments. All homes share the use of Olton Court’s privately landscaped gardens and have been allocated secure and generous car parking behind the development’s gated entrance.
Olton Court was built in 1895 by a successful local business man, Daniel Hasluck, as a secluded family home originally surrounded by over twelve acres of fields and woods. Architecturally the house truly reflects the late Victorian style which essentially embraced a variety of influences – as evidenced by the house’s quirky decorative third floor tower, stone windows and stained glass decoration. The house was purchased by the Sisters of Our Lady of Compassion in 1903. Fleeing from France to escape religious persecution the sisters ran a much respected convent school for girls from the house until 1974, when the school was merged with St Peter’s. From that point, the sisters continued to use Olton Court as a retreat until its sale to Elegant Homes in summer 2007.
Situated in the heart of Solihull’s largest conservation area, Olton Court’s leafy location on St Bernard’s Road surrounded by beautiful Victorian and Edwardian houses with mature gardens and landscaping, is perfectly placed to benefit from all the local shopping, sporting and entertainment facilities of Solihull and Birmingham. The award winning 650,000 sq foot Touchwood shopping destination is only a short distance away with a vast choice of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as a three floor John Lewis department store. The development also benefits from a choice of excellent commuter links close at hand including Olton and Solihull railway stations which provide speedy access to Marylebone. Birmingham International Railway Station also gives fast access in approximately 80 minutes to London Euston.
Many of the house’s wonderful architectural features have remained untouched over the years and have become an integral part of its conversion into the apartments in the original house. Wherever possible, the original skirting, doors, dado and picture rails, cornices, windows and wood panelling have been saved and blended with high specification and modern design to create character accommodation fully equipped for today’s lifestyle expectations. Within the new build apartments, particular care has been taken to sympathetically blend their design with the historic elegance of Olton Court.
Olton Court - 1912
Offering a rare lifestyle opportunity to enjoy the grandeur of a Victorian gentleman’s residence – liberated from the worries of maintaining it - these unique luxury apartments truly offer a new beginning for Olton Court and its 21st century residents.
A total of twelve homes are contained within three distinctive areas. The original house has been renamed Hasluck House and now contains seven apartments accessed by either a centrally located
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Photograph representative of the style of kitchen fitted in the show apartment at Olton Court
Apartment One – Hasluck House
Hasluck House ground floor Apartment Two Bedroom One
These seven beautifully appointed apartments, covering three floors, share the grandeur, and many of the original features of the house built by Daniel Hasluck in 1895. All homes are accessed from Hasluck House’s imposing front door and reception areas and have use of the impressive staircase or private lift.
Day Room En-Suite Hall
Living/Dining Room Bathroom
Situated in the west wing of the original house, enjoying triple aspect views over the gardens at the front, side and rear of Olton Court. Apartment One offers outstanding two bedroom ground floor accommodation incorporating Olton Court’s original principal reception rooms. The property enjoys a light and welcoming entrance hall with stained glass casement windows. The living/dining room retains its original wood panelling, fireplace, skirting, cornice, ceiling rose and picture rails. A full height window overlooks the side gardens and provides access to a private terrace. The spacious kitchen/breakfast/day room retains much of its original architectural detailing together with a feature bay window overlooking the side gardens. Bedroom one looks onto the secluded front gardens and has an en-suite shower room. Bedroom two is a good sized double room enjoying views across the side gardens and an original stained glass feature window. A family bathroom, utility room and storage area complete the accommodation.
Apartment Two – Hasluck House
Metric 7.57m (max)
21’10” (into bay)
x 6.65m (into bay)
16’0” (into bay)
x 4.88m (into bay)
x 1.70m (max)
13’0”( ex. recess)
x 3.96m (ex. recess)
En-suite Bedroom Two
7’5” x 11’2” x
Living/Dining Room Bedroom One Bedroom Two Living/Dining Room
Imperial 24’10” (max) x
SR Living/Dining Room
Apartment Two overlooks the rear gardens of Olton Court. This beautifully proportioned two bedroom ground floor home boasts an entrance hall, a large living/dining room with original features including a fireplace, cornice, picture rail, skirting, ceiling rose and feature walk-in bay window. The kitchen/breakfast room enjoys French doors opening onto an extensive private terrace. Both bedroom one and two also have French doors opening onto the terrace. Bedroom one has an en-suite shower room and bedroom two is serviced by the family bathroom. A separate utility and storage room complete the accommodation.
Kitchen/Breakfast Bedroom One
Imperial 20’10” (max) x 9’11” (max) x
17’4” (into bay)
x 5.28m (into bay)
x 5.36m (max)
Apartment Three – Hasluck House
Room Living/Dining Room
A welcoming internal hall leads into this stylish two bedroom ground floor apartment. Accommodation includes a good sized living/dining room overlooking the front of Olton Court. Leading from the hall there is an individually designed kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and useful storage area. Bedroom one has an en-suite shower room and bedroom two is a good sized double room serviced by a family bathroom.
Photograph from a previous Elegant Homes show home
Imperial 14’3” (max) x
Metric 4.34m (max)
x 2.84m (min)
En-suite Bedroom Two
5’3” x 9’6” (max) x
7’8” 15’1” (max)
x 4.60m (max)
x 1.47m (min)
Apartment Four – Hasluck House
Hasluck House first floor Balcony
Bedroom Two Living/Dining Room
A unique, triple aspect first floor two bedroom apartment featuring superb period detailing and offering the best of contemporary and Victorian lifestyles! A spacious hall/study area boasts an original fireplace and elegant window seating area with stained glass window panels continued throughout the hallway. The large open plan kitchen/living/dining room includes a stunning walk-in bay window positioned at the front of the building and an original splayed chimney breast and fire. Bedroom one is a spacious room with garden views and an en-suite shower room. Bedroom two is a double bedroom which also enjoys garden views and is serviced by the family bathroom.
Apartment Five – Hasluck House
Entrance Hall/Study Area Kitchen/Living/Dining Bedroom One En-suite Bedroom Two Bathroom
16’6” (into bay)
x 5.03m (into bay)
24’5” (into bay)
x 7.44m (into bay)
x 5.05m (max)
12’9” (min) x
Apartment Five Bedroom One
ST Hasluck House First Floor Landing
SR En-suite Bedroom Two
En-suite Bedroom One
Entrance Hall/ Study Area Dressing Area
Situated on the first floor, Apartment Five is dual aspect overlooking the gardens to the rear and side of Olton Court. A spacious entrance hall leads to a beautifully proportioned living/dining room with walk-in bay window offering views across the rear gardens. These views are shared by the adjoining kitchen/breakfast room which enjoys the luxury of French doors leading onto a private balcony. Bedroom one has garden views and an en-suite shower room. Bedroom two is a good sized double bedroom and is serviced by the family bathroom across the hall.
Kitchen/Breakfast Bedroom One En-suite Bedroom Two Bathroom Balcony
Imperial 20’10” x 14’9” (max) x
17’5” (into bay) 10’1” (max)
Metric 6.35m 4.50m (max)
x 5.31m (into bay) x 3.07m (max)
Apartment Six – Hasluck House
Located on the first floor, Apartment Six enjoys dual aspect looking onto both the front and rear gardens of Olton Court. A spacious entrance hall leads into a beautifully proportioned living/dining room offering French doors onto a private balcony. The kitchen/breakfast room also has French doors onto the balcony. Bedroom one offers generous accommodation in the form of a dressing area and en-suite shower room. Bedroom two is a well proportioned double room which is serviced by a family bathroom.
Front Elevation Living/Dining Room
Kitchen/Breakfast Bedroom One En-suite
13’0” (min) x
x 2.39m (max)
Photograph from a previous Elegant Homes show home
Bathroom Rear Elevation
Hasluck House second floor Apartment Seven – Hasluck House A second floor penthouse home with a difference – offering a stunning roof terrace as well as a private third floor study area in the original feature tower of Hasluck House! Apartment Seven enjoys a wellproportioned reception hall leading through semiglazed double doors to a superb living/dining room with original fireplace and views across the front gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room offers access through French doors to a sunny private roof terrace. Bedroom one at the front of the building is generously proportioned with its own en-suite shower room and the truly unique feature of a staircase leading to a third floor study room offering spectacular views to three sides. Bedroom two is a good sized double room which is serviced by the family bathroom.
Roof Terrace AC ST
24’3” (max) x
12’1” (max) x
Photograph from a previous Elegant Homes show home
Apartment Eight – The Courtyard
The Courtyard ground floor
first floor Dressing Area
Originally the stabling and delivery area for Olton Court, The Courtyard now features two newly constructed homes on the ground floor and a stunning three bedroom Penthouse apartment with private lift and balcony on the first floor.
Living/Dining Room Kitchen/ Breakfast
This elegant, dual aspect, two bedroom ground floor apartment is accessed via The Courtyard’s exclusive entrance and lobby area. Apartment Eight has a good sized hall, spacious living/dining room with feature gas fire and walk-in bay window and a well proportioned kitchen/breakfast room with direct access into a utility closet. Bedroom one has an en-suite shower room and bedroom two is serviced by the family bathroom across the hall.
17’8” (into bay)
x 5.38m (into bay)
Apartment Nine – The Courtyard Room
Dining Hall Utility
AC Bathroom En-suite Bathroom
ST Kitchen/ Breakfast
Private Lift to Apt. 10 Bedroom One Bedroom Two
A superb two bedroom ground floor home enjoying dual aspect views across the gardens at the side and rear of Olton Court, with all principal rooms opening onto an extensive private terrace. Within the apartment there is a large reception hall connecting all rooms. The living/dining room is entered via impressive semi-glazed double doors and has two sets of French doors accessing the terrace. A spacious separate kitchen, again with French doors, leads onto the terrace. Bedroom one has an ensuite with bath and separate shower and French doors onto a terrace, as does bedroom two, which is serviced by the family bathroom opposite.
12’4”(ex. dressing area)
x 3.76m (ex. dressing area)
En-suite Bedroom Two Bathroom
9’10”( min) x 5’8” x
Apartment Ten – The Courtyard
Apartment Eight Living Room
The only three bedroom apartment available at Olton Court, Apartment Ten enjoys dual aspect views to the front and rear gardens together with the kudos of its own private lift and stair access. Rooms flow from an imposing and centrally located dining hall. The living room which is accessed via double semi-glazed doors, has a feature gas fire, and is located at the front of the building. A spacious kitchen/breakfast room offers a separate utility room. Bedroom one enjoys views across the gardens at the rear of Olton Court and consists of a dressing area and an en-suite with bath and shower. A good sized bedroom two has direct access onto a balcony via French doors and bedroom three is a generous double room with views to the front. A family bathroom services bedrooms two and three.
Front Elevation Living/Dining Room
Breakfast Room Dining Hall
x 4.75m (min)
En-suite Dressing Area Bedroom Two Bedroom Three
17’0” (max) x
x 6’7” 5’10”
The Coach House ground floor The original Coach House with its stunning dovecote and weather-vane features offers character two bedroom accommodation on the ground and first floor - both of which have access to private patio areas.
Apartment Twelve Bedroom One
Private Terrace Bedroom One
Apartment Eleven – The Coach House
Situated on the ground floor of Olton Court’s Victorian Coach House, Apartment Eleven, offers character accommodation associated with a building that was originally used for equestrian purposes, with its generous ceiling heights reflecting its former use. Accommodation within this two bedroom home includes a spacious kitchen/breakfast room with a vaulted ceiling and an external door and window. The property enjoys good sized living/dining room. Bedroom one has an en-suite shower room and bedroom two is serviced by a family bathroom. A private patio area is also included.
Bedroom Two ST
Kitchen/Breakfast Bedroom One En-Suite Bedroom Two Bathroom
4’0” x 9’5”( to wardrobe) x 7’9” x
2.87m (to wardrobe)
Apartment Twelve – The Coach House Enjoying a superb location on the first floor of the Coach House, Apartment Twelve is a two bedroom apartment offering character accommodation comprising a living/dining room with a vaulted ceiling and feature dormer windows and fire, as well as a contemporary kitchen. Bedroom one has an en-suite shower room and bedroom two is a good sized double room serviced by the family bathroom. A private patio is also included.
Photographs from a previous Elegant Homes show home
A DETAILED SPECIFICATION - Two and Three bedroom apartments EXTERNALS Drive, Parking and Paths A stone gravel drive, block paved parking bays and a feature stone entrance - otherwise paths and patios with a variety of finishes, including buff finished paving slabs and gravel. Gardens Existing mature gardens and extensive lawns to be retained. Boundaries and Landscaping Existing extensive mature trees and hedges will be retained and augmented with fencing and additional planting where appropriate. Gates The property will be accessed through wrought iron gates hung on brick piers with stone copings and with audio visual entry controls.
GENERAL Structure The historic elements of the building have been substantially built incorporating high quality brickwork, walls, slate roofs and stone detailing. The newly reconstructed areas also incorporate high quality brickwork walls with stone detailing and slate roofs to match existing. Windows Existing historic windows have been refurbished to the very highest standard and these are complemented by new high quality timber windows in a matching sash style. Main Front Door Hasluck House features a substantial historic six panel entrance door which provides a design lead for the six panel entrance doors to be fitted to The Courtyard and the individual Coach House apartments. Entrance Hallway and Communal Areas Hasluck House retains the building’s historic entrance hallway. The original entrance door leads to an entrance lobby and then a grand entrance hall which retains much of its original character. A stone staircase with a feature window leads to a large first floor landing. A newly constructed centrally located entrance hall provides a high quality entrance to The Courtyard apartments and both Coach House apartments are individually accessed through their own front door.
APARTMENT INTERIORS Apartment Doors All internal doors to principle rooms to be six panel painted doors to match the originals. Kitchens Stylishly and individually designed with a range of high quality appliances and finishes including:• Stainless steel satin finished sinks with chrome mixer taps • Double electric ovens • Ceramic hobs • Integrated extractor hoods • Integrated dishwashers • Integrated full height fridge/freezers • Choice of finish and door handles • Choice of floor tiles • Separate utility room provided where shown Wardrobes Many of the bedrooms have been planned to allow the introduction of fitted wardrobes as an optional extra. Bathrooms, En-suites and Cloakrooms Luxurious Sottini sanitary ware fitted throughout with a vanity unit fitted in en-suite one, wall tiling half height with full height tiling to shower cubicles. Ceramic floor tiling throughout these areas with heated ceramic floor to en-suite one. Heating Gas fired central heating, hot water provided by a fully automatic programmable boiler and hot water system. All radiators will be individually thermostatically controlled. Coal effect gas or electric fires will be fitted into a feature fireplace in the living room where shown on marketing floor plans. Electrical A generous provision of switches, socket outlets and other electrical light fittings, with chrome effect finish to living/dining rooms and all bedrooms. A 5amp lamp circuit with dimmer control to living room and bedroom one. Plaster Work Decorative cornice to living rooms, bedrooms, entrance/dining halls. Decorative archways where indicated, plain coving to bedroom two and three, studies, bathrooms and en-suites. Ceilings to be smooth skimmed painted white. Decoration All apartments have smooth plastered ceilings painted white. General decoration is finished with white gloss work to skirtings, architraves and windowboards whilst walls are painted gardenia (except kitchens, family areas and bathrooms which are finished in brilliant white). Intruder Alarm An individual alarm system will be fitted to each of the properties including passive infra red sensors and personal attacks buttons. The Vendor reserves the right to make minor alterations to the specification as required. * Subject to early reservation.