11 Somerset Road is a unique inter war detached house in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham. Built in 1936, it was designed by C. S. Underhill for W. Clifford Atkins. It is an early example of a Spanish style property in Birmingham, and remains as a rare example to this day. This style, which consists of rough rendered walls, Roman tiled roofs, intricately leaded windows and wrought iron balconies, never achieved the popularity in this country that it did in America. However, examples are still to be found on the coast and in the suburbs of London - most notably Hampstead. In Birmingham, the arts and crafts tradition, which built up in the 1890s and early 1900s, kept the spread of this style at bay.
The front garden is successful with a bold, simple loggia reminiscent of a Russell Flint watercolour.