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^^ It was originally on the market for £1m. I went to see it about three years ago with some friends who were hot for this kind of property. They were asking about £900 and something K then.

Sadly the house has been divided so the buyer is only getting the substantial part of a property that at the time of our viewing also had three self-contained flats that were also up for sale - a combined offer of >£1m was hinted at. It does have some attractive features but overall it felt as though the refurb had been a bit rushed and the owners/developers had tossed in furniture just to kill off empty house syndrome - no one was living there at the time. If three flats weren't bad enough, it also shares a drive with another (even more attractive property) so, overall, they felt that it was too much to pay for a heavily compromised location.

You can see Fulwood Park on Google's Street View if you're interested. Some of the very attractive houses can't be seen from the road and there's a locked gate at the far end which residents can open if they have a key - these days it only opens onto Riverside Drive. To the right of the gate, a bit further towards the shore there used to be several tennis courts. My grandfather used to play tennis there as a lad and their biggest rivals were the tennis club in St Michaels!
 

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This neglected, unloved villa sits on Mersey Rd, L17 - as you approach Aigburth train station and Otterspool promenade. I pass it on a regular basis and have spent considerable time imagining elaborate renovations - to turn it into a vegetarian B&B. I don't believe we have one of those in the region.
 

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The Homestead on North Mossley Hill Rd - originally owned by William Imrie of the White Star Line. In need of some love and attention. Currently in single family ownership - I found that out because the owner came out and told me I was trespassing! If you look carefully you can see someone in the window!! All was o.k though.
 

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The Homestead on North Mossley Hill Rd - originally owned by William Imrie of the White Star Line. In need of some love and attention. Currently in single family ownership - I found that out because the owner came out and told me I was trespassing! If you look carefully you can see someone in the window!! All was o.k though.
You would think they would give it a sandblasting.
 

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The Homestead on North Mossley Hill Rd - originally owned by William Imrie of the White Star Line. In need of some love and attention. Currently in single family ownership - I found that out because the owner came out and told me I was trespassing! If you look carefully you can see someone in the window!! All was o.k though.
That's all part of being an intrepid photographer for the Liverpool forum:) I like that last house (post 48) very tasteful.
 

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Some great photos of many splendid properties that exist in the city. Some I'm familiar with but many, especially those around Grassendale and Cressington which are new to me.
 

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I am about to upload a selection of photographs of houses and homes in The North Sudley Rd area of L17. It is an interesting little area, with a 'villagey' feel; due to its history as a large estate belonging to a Liberal lord. As a result there are many lodge houses, barns, stables and workers' cottages.
There are two main mansions in this small area - each belonging, originally, to a different Holt brother. The first, Sudley House, was owned by George Holt and is now owned by National Museums Liverpool; it is an example of the most complete Victorian gentleman's art collection still to be housed in its original home. George Melly lived there in later years.

The second house is called Crofton - a far grander, Italianate affair, and which belonged to Alfred Holt, owner of The Blue Funnel shipping line. This has fairly recently been converted into apartments; the outer buildings have also been converted into individual houses, and some new houses have also been built in the grounds. I visited the open day and fell in love with one of the duplex apartments - which was actually like a 'proper' house and with some great original features and stunning views over the river towards the Welsh Hills.

I could only take pictures of some of the outer buildings today, as the complex has electronic security gates.
 

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There is also a fairly significant third house - called Delfield - Gothic in style and sitting on Barkhill Rd. It is currently being renovated and having a sports complex and other additions added by the footballer, Kevin Nolan. To be honest - these additions are a bit much for such a house, and due to all of the groundworks a large section of old sandstone wall has collapsed.

I have managed to get two incomplete shots of it - cannot get a proper view at present - because it is covered in CCTV cameras and a lot of workers ( His uncle is in charge of the works).
 
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