Old Broadway, Manchester

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Council Tax Band: F
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Property Summary

Stunning Edwardian Semi Detached Residence. Prestigious Private Road within Conservation Area.
Open Plan Living/Dining/Kitchen. Quality Fitted Integrated Kitchen with Island.
Quality Fitted En-suite and Family Bathroom. Four Well Proportioned Double Bedrooms.
Fully Tanked 4 Chamber Cellar with Utility Room. Large Lawned Rear Garden and Detached Garage.

Full Details

Old Broadway is a truly distinctive location, built between 1910 and 1912 by a Ukrainian émigré, Emmanuel Nove, it is a combined selection of stunning Edwardian detached and semi-detached dwellings. Inspired by the arts and crafts movement the homes variously feature gables, high pitched roofs, balconies, magnificent stained glass, and rich Accrington brick elevations. It’s completed with a central grassed reservation and roundabouts to give the classic feel of a boulevard. Such is the cachet of the location it has attracted over the years such celebrities as Anthony Wilson and Richard & Judy. It was understandably, incorporated in 1991 into the Conservation area to ensure the buildings and quality of the space between them is retained.

And so, to our clients, who for years like so many others, had loved, admired, and aspired to live here. That day was realised when this four-bedroom Edwardian semi, which had been cared for but had not moved with the times, became theirs. As a result, they embarked on an ambitious programme of improvements that can only be described as a work of heart.

For starters, windows were replaced with custom made Accoya frames and double glazing. This environmentally friendly wood not only insulates the home, but they come with a 50-year guarantee. This included the front door, to help seal the whole and it even appears on the balcony, where it was machined to perfection, such is the loving consideration given to the project. Meanwhile stained glass was carefully removed and then encapsulated for posterity.

The stunning reception hall features oak parquet flooring which flows through to the kitchen and has been painstakingly restored to match vintage and contemporary standards whilst the reworking of the space has allowed the creation of a living kitchen, beautifully designed by Wren. This bespoke arrangement features extensive Miele appliances which include a Wi-Fi link and such detail as a cooker hood with maximum suppression. It does mean that you can enjoy a glass of chilled Chablis from your wine fridge in peace and quiet whilst you admire the quartz worktops and enamel double sink basin, not forgetting to alter the mood lighting to suit your needs. It is all quite breath-taking.

As you slip into the lounge, you will feel on cloud 9, literally, as this is the underlay beneath a deep pile carpet that adds a sumptuous feel and embraces you as you luxuriate in the warmth of one of the Clearview log burners that celebrates and highlights the quality of life here.

Upstairs, the same meticulous care appears again with the luxurious bathroom completely reimagined with antique style tiling, a free-standing bath, all fittings are by Belgravia, whilst the shower has been designed to forma wet room arrangement and of course, they installed underfloor heating. The standards are upheld in the ensuite with high end German engineered fittings and further underfloor heating.

When I sat down with our clients it felt more like and interview given the depth of detail. I want to finish with the balcony scene, only fitting for Broadway when I thought I had recorded every feature and that was when I was told about Cheshire Joinery machining the Accoya for it, how the leadwork was redesigned and that the woodwork was treated lovingly with Dulux Weather Shield. The sum of the parts are greater than the whole here and it makes for an utterly unique offering.

* ADT monitored alarm linked to the police and fire service
* Re-wired with certification available
* New heating system with Hive control
* Category 6 Wi-Fi network, wireless access points in all bedrooms
* Fully tanked cellars with Building Regs and featuring Karndean flooring
* Electric car charging point
* Power laid on to garage
* CCTV 4k night-time full colour with zoom
* Loft with light and power
* Excellent garden and plot

Entrance Porch 2.90m x 1.12m (9'6" x 3'8")
Open porch giving access to the entrance door

Reception Hall
Accoya entrance door with stained and leaded glass panel, double glazed encapsulated leaded window with stained and leaded top lights. Oak parquet flooring, Feature fireplace housing cast iron fire with tiled hearth and sides (display only). Column central heating radiator. Ceiling coving, picture rails. Door to lounge. Open archway to inner hall.

Inner Hall
Oak parquet flooring continued from reception hall. Stairs with open spindle balustrade to the first floor, column central heating radiator. Original corbels, picture rails and ceiling coving. semi glazed double doors to the Family/Dining Kitchen, door to cloak room, steps down to side porch.

Lounge 4.67m x 4.32m (15'4" x 14'2")
Feature sprung arch to the bay with large encapsulated double glazed original leaded window with leaded glass top lights. Feature fireplace housing multi fuel stove on stone hearth, column central heating radiator. Picture rails and ceiling coving, corbels to archway

Cloak Room
Modern two piece suite comprising: Low level WC and petit wash hand basin with tiled splashback, tiled floor. Underfloor heating

Side Lobby 1.91m x 1.32m (6'3" x 4'4")
Door giving access to the side elevation, door to basement

Living Dining Kitchen
Stunning large open plan room

Living Room 7.49m x 3.81m (24'7" x 12'6")
Feature cupola double glazed bay with French doors giving access to the rear garden. Feature fireplace housing Clearview log burner with granite hearth, built in alcove shelving with cupboards below, column central heating radiator. Oak parquet flooring. Picture rails and ceiling coving. Open to kitchen

Kitchen 6.40m x 3.61m (21'0" x 11'10")
Parquet flooring continued from the family/living room. Comprehensively fitted kitchen supplied by Wren with a range of quality soft closing doors comprising: Enamel double bowl sink unit with mixer tap, cupboards below, further range of base, drawer and eye level units with quartz work surfaces and upstands. Rangemaster Nexus SE range cooker with 6 ring gas hob with hot plate, triple oven incorporating multi function oven, a fan oven and a slow cook oven (under separate negotiation). feature quartz splash back, Falcon cooker hood over. Integrated fridge and freezer, wine cooler and dishwasher. Large feature stand alone island with extensive quartz top, cupboards below and breakfast bar area. Miele microwave steam oven with warming drawer. Plenty of space for a dining table and chairs. Double glazed window to the side and rear elevation. Oak parquet flooring

First Floor

Stairs and Landing
Impressive turned staircase with open balustrades and galleried landing, feature stained and leaded window to half landing. Doors to all bedrooms and bathroom. Loft access hatch with pull down ladder giving access to a large loft space idea for conversion to provide further living accommodation (subject to the necessary permissions being sought and granted)

Bedroom One 5.36m x 3.73m (17'7" x 12'3")
Large principle bedroom, double glazed window overlooking the rear garden, central heating radiator, picture rails and ceiling coving. Door to en-suite

Shower with fixed rain-head and hand held attachment, screen and tiled splashbacks. Low level WC, vanity wash hand basin with mixer tap and drawers below. Tiled splashback, tiled floor. Chrome heated towel radiator. Underfloor heating

Bedroom Two 4.32m x 4.32m max (14'2" x 14'2" max)
Double glazed bay with French doors opening onto the front balcony. Floating wash hand basin with mixer tap, picture rails and ceiling coving

Bedroom Three 4.50m x 3.07m (14'9" x 10'1")
Double glazed window to the front elevation, central heating radiator, picture rails

Bedroom Four 3.56m x 3.20m (11'8" x 10'6")
Double glazed window overlooking the rear garden, central heating radiator, picture rail

Family Bathroom 3.10m x 2.54m (10'2" x 8'4")
Luxury four piece suite with Belgravia fittings comprising: Free standing roll topped bath with claw feet, side mounted mixer tap with telephonic style shower attachment. Large walk in shower with fixed rain-head and hand held attachment. Low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin. Two double glazed windows with obscure glass to the side elevation. Chrome heated towel radiator. Partly tiled walls, tiled floor with underfloor heating

Fully tanked basement

Stairs & Hallway
Stairs down to basement, storage area, central heating radiator, understairs storage, Karndean flooring, access to all basement rooms

Utility 4.06m x 3.68m (13'4" x 12'1")
Fitted with a range of modern base units, single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Plumbed and access for an automatic washing machine and a tumble dryer. Extensive work surfaces with matching upstands. Two double glazed windows, central heating radiator. Karndean flooring.

Store Room 2.29m x 1.98m (7'6" x 6'6")
Handy storage room, Karndean flooring, double glazed window with obscure glass to the side elevation

Gym 4.01m x 3.38m (13'2" x 11'1")
Double glazed window with obscure glass to the rear elevation, built in cupboard housing Ideal boiler, central heating radiator, Karndean flooring

Unconverted Cellars
Large space with further chambers unconverted and restricted head height.


Front Garden
Rockery type garden well stocked with numerous plants, flowers and shrubs. Driveway and electric car charging point. Timber fencing and gate giving access to the side elevation

Side and Rear Garden
Driveway to the side elevation giving access to the detached garage. Outside tap and external power point. Large enclosed rear garden being predominantly lawned with mature plants, shrubs and trees. Patio abutting the property with external lighting. Fenced boundaries

Detached garage with power and light, up and over door and courtesy door and window. external lighting.