Olton Court, St.Bernards Road Solihull

Olton Court, 89 St.Bernards Road, Solihull was built in 1895 and enlarged 4 years later as a single residential dwelling. It was purchased by the Sisters of Our Lady Compassion who arrived at Olton station from France in 1903. The sisters opened a school “for the daughters of gentlemen”. Olton Court still stands but, in 1974, the school was merged with Bishop Glancey School. In 2006, Olton Court was added to Solihull Council’s list of Buildings of Local Architectural or Historic Interest. The Sisters continued to use the house as a retreat until 2007 when it was purchased by Elegant Homes.

We were engaged by Elegant Homes to look at the conversion of the complex in to luxury apartments with significant refurbishment, alterations and extensions. Many of the houses wonderful architectural features have been retained and were integral to the conversion. Wherever possible original skirtings, doors, dado and picture rails, cornices, windows and wood panelling have been saved and blended with high specification and modern interior design to achieve 12 unique apartments.

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