The Old Library in Stourbridge has been converted into 22 new one and two-bedroom apartments.

Built in 1905 with funds donated by wealthy industrialist Andrew Carnegie, the building in Hagley Road has been used as both a library and an educational establishment.

Built of distinctive red brick, the Grade II listed building boasts many original architectural features including ornamental, terracotta detailing to the façade and beautiful stained glass windows - all of which has been retained.

Dating back to the Edwardian Era, it is a magnificent example of public building architecture, with beautiful proportioned windows, features and fabulous stained glass.

Claremont Property Group is the organisation that has breathed new life into the building with a collection of homes 'built for modern life'.

The apartments are being sold for between £135,000 and £220,000.

Writing in the brochure, the property group says: "Our job as designers is to celebrate the modernity of contemporary living with the traditional aspects of the building.

"The open plan living space has a very contemporary soft grey handle-less kitchen with a minimal solid surface work top.

"Gentle, modern colours and furnishings of the show-home have been chosen to complement the strength of the powerful arched windows. Stripped oak style floors have been used throughout to give a contemporary feel.

"Cutting edge light-fittings and accessories have been used to show the full potential of creating an individual and stylish apartment.

"The show-home boasts a mezzanine style bedroom which architecturally dissects the living space exaggerating the enormous height and uniqueness of these apartments.

"The bathrooms are designed in a contemporary style, with modern sanitary ware, taps and showers, with minimal shower screens, warmth and interest are added by the use of calm coloured geometric feature wall tiles."

Lex Allan Grove

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