This is our beloved Grade II listed seafront Liverpool home with the bulk of its original features intact. The views from our home are amazing and the sunsets to die for. Antony Gormley's famous "Another Place, 100 iron statues modelled on his own body, are right in front on the beach beyond the parks.
Beach Lawn has been used in many films and period dramas and is run as a successful 5 star airbnb with super host status so all bills are covered in spades. Guests are very unintrusive as they have their own rooms and kitchen and the house is frankly very large.
There are two wonderful gardens, 70 feet to the front and 200 feet to the rear. There is also an old victorian single motor car house at the rear with water and electricity that has direct access from the back road. It has potential for conversion/expansion as an artists studio, double garage etc. Despite having a road both front and rear of Beach Lawn, the position is very quiet as no drive through traffic is possible. There are many top-rated public and state schools in the immediate area (walkable). Also a plethora of diverse restaurants in all directions, and even several music free pubs!
The city centre is 15 minutes away by train (every 15 minutes) or car. You pass through the docks which are undergoing an exciting gentrification. There is a new luxury cruise ship port nearby for instance. The fact is that Liverpool grew by 178% last year and is officially the most rapidly developing city in England.
We have lived here as a family for 20 wonderful years and are now retiring to Spain. In this time we have restored the house to respect its origins. Previously I had a bright photo studio at the top of the house but it has now been returned to a huge bedroom overlooking the sea. Beach Lawn has 27 rooms which includes 9 bedrooms,wonderful sitting rooms, a 3 room kitchen with Aga and a galley kitchen for guests/5 bathrooms/3 further cloakrooms and a massive dry basement with original wine cellar. There are buckets of marble and wood fireplaces, ornate ceilings, 3 staircases and many surprising charming features. The roof is of a solid high quality church construction seldom seen in a domestic property. That's the short list! Lots of Londoners have moved up to this seafront conservation area in the last 5 years to enjoy its heavenliness.
Although we have used this as a family home, it is equally suitable as a boutique hotel and before we bought it was in commercial use for 50 years and has plenty of space at the back to make ample parking - other listed houses on the street already have this type of parking so planning permission should not be a problem. The basement has endless possibilities, even a sizeable pool and sauna would fit there and leave room galore for more projects.
The price including all furniture - some very nice antiques and a baby grand emaculate Broadwood piano - is 1.5 million. if you wish further details, please get in touch with me by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much
Stephanie, October 11, 2019
PS - The first lot of professional photos are by samanthabrownphotography.com and ianmacmichael.co.uk The rest are mine or my husbands via phone. The filming ones are of Fox's "Tolkien" which has recently been released worldwide.