The former home of rock star Dave Hill from legendary band Slade in one of the most prestigious areas of Solihull, in the West Midlands, is being marketed by DM & Co. Premium. The four-bedroomed, detached house at 37 Brueton Avenue neighbours Solihull Preparatory School on the old Saint Martin’s campus, a 20-acre site in the grounds of the historical Malvern Hall.
Elaine Birkley, a member of the premium sales team at DM & Co., explained that Dave Hill moved into the house in 1973, as featured in a special TV news report. Ms Birkley said: “We are so excited to be marketing this remarkable property that was once made famous by media coverage when what was then a very young Dave Hill bought it and moved in.
“The house lies within an acre of beautifully landscaped grounds which were once featured on BBC Gardeners’ World. But rock star heritage and TV fame aside, this characterful property is just such an extraordinary find in Solihull's highly sought-after green avenues.
“What we have is an expansive, four-bedroomed detached house with charming features throughout that make it ideal for buyers yearning to customise their perfect family home. A gated driveway and enclosed porch lead into a welcoming hallway and to the left is a dual aspect sitting room that itself leads to a lounge and conservatory, offers delightful garden views.
“On the right is a large dining room connected to the kitchen, utility area, secondary kitchen, and garden room, with more fantastic views overlooking the garden. The potential here for a stunning open-plan kitchen come dining entertainment area is clear, subject to planning permission.
“There are also abundant storage options, including a large garage and side passage, perfect for returning from a muddy park walk. The house has four spacious double bedrooms, two with their own ensuite facilities and a separate family bathroom, plus an additional shower room.
“The property is approached by a sweeping driveway and benefits from a side entrance, with ample parking for guests. The property's crowning glory is its large, landscaped garden, filled with intriguing features including a dry moat, pebble beach, growing area for fruit and vegetables, multiple sheds and arches.”
The house on Brueton Avenue is just “a stone’s throw” away from Solihull town centre with its renowned Touchwood Shopping Centre, the John Lewis department store and multiple other shops, restaurants, cafés and bars. The property is also close to an excellent range of both state and private schooling, with nearby access to the motorway network via the M42 and M40, and Solihull train station and Birmingham International Airport short drives away.
“This is already a wonderful property, and the potential for modernisation or complete redevelopment, subject to planning consent, simply adds to its allure,” Ms Birkley added. “We expect the demand to be high, and so to truly appreciate the charm and promise of 37 Brueton Avenue we recommend early viewing.”
DM & Co. Homes is a local, independent estate agent covering Solihull, Dorridge, Lapworth, Tanworth-in-Arden and the surrounding areas. The company has traditional high street offices at The Forest Shopping Centre, Station Road in Dorridge and at The Pavilions, Cranmore Drive in Solihull, along with a recently launched Land and New Homes division that is quickly growing. It has made a major investment in its head office, based on Cranmore Drive, where its land and new homes, lettings, financial advisors, sales progressors and administration teams are based.