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  • Fine & Country Solihill

    Tel: +44 (0)121 746 6400 [email protected] House, 970 Stratford Road, Solihull, West Midlands B90 4ED

    Fine & Country

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    3 FARQUHAR ROAD Edgbaston | West Midlands | B15 3RA

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  • Farquhar 3 FARQUHAR ROAD This handsome Victorian property is located on one of leafy Edgbastons most prestigious roads. In recent years it has been beautifully renovated by the current owners and is now an impressively spacious and immaculately presented family home.3

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  • An imposing fully restored Victorian residence Situated in a beautiful conservation area on arguably Edgbastons premier location Substantial family home over four floors with approximately 6,000 sq.ft of accommodation Nice spacious beautiful double bedrooms Magnificent master bedroom with large dressing room and luxurious en suite A variety of substantial and versatile reception rooms A multitude of beautifully restored original features such as Carrara marble antique

    18th Century fireplaces

    State of the art kitchen with intergrated Siemens applicances

    Stunning atrium with three storey Victorian staircase Extensive restored Victorian gardens with mature shrubs, trees and hot tub Remote control systems for controlling the security lighting, CCTV cameras, gate access and

    heating Extensive private parking Planning permission in place for double electric entrance gates Excellently located for Edgbaston schools, the QE hospital, Michelin starred restaurants and

    the University of Birmingham

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  • A most imposing and beautifully appointed detached Victorian residence,

    exceptionally high standard of finish and dcor providing a magnificent

    luxurious family home set back within mature gardens of just over half an

    acre and situated on what most consider to be the premier residential

    road in Edgbaston.

    Dating back to the late 1800s, 3 Farquhar Road is a stunning three story

    detached period residence that has been extensively and luxuriously

    refurbished throughout, cleverly combining the beauty and elegance of

    the period features seamlessly with the very best in design and modern

    day luxuries you would expect from a home of this calibre.

    The accommodation, which extends to some 5350 sq. ft. and is set

    over three floors, comprises reception hall, drawing room, dining room,

    playroom, family room, breakfast kitchen, utility and gymnasium on the

    ground floor, with superb master bedroom with en suite and dressing

    room, eight further excellent sized bedrooms and two family bathrooms

    spread over the top two floors. Cellerage, covered courtyard, a driveway

    providing ample parking to the front and a large rear garden with a south

    westerly aspect all set within approximately 0.54 acre (0.22ha).

    Character features worthy of note include high ceilings, a fine parquet

    flooring to the reception hall, exposed timber boarded floors to the

    main reception rooms, decorative ceiling covings and roses, a number of

    splendid fireplaces and spacious galleried landings, which together with

    large windows allow for ample natural light throughout the house. There

    are also many numerous high quality modern fittings to include a superb

    contemporary style fitted kitchen/breakfast room having underfloor

    heating, silestone worktops and a range of Siemens appliances, new

    luxury bath/shower rooms with underfloor heating, as well as newly

    installed gas fired central heating and an excellent security alarm/CCTV



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  • The house offers distinctive brick faced elevations, principally set beneath a pitched

    tiled roof and with relief offered by large brick chimney stacks, two single projecting

    bays to the rear, and, to the front faade, a canopy porch, double storey bay and

    dormer windows.

    Approach, Entrance and Ground Floor

    A flight of stone steps lead up to the double timber front doors, with glazed upper

    inserts, and through into the entrance vestibule with an original Minton tiled floor. Part

    obscure glazed doors continue into the central reception hall, which in turn radiates off

    to the principal reception rooms and what is currently used as a childrens playroom.

    Access is also gained to a cloakroom, and the useful cellar.

    The main drawing room enjoys a delightful south westerly aspect, having French doors

    leading out onto the rear terrace and gardens, and the central feature of a stunning

    white Carrara marble fireplace surround, with a slate hearth and open grate. The front

    dining room is a similarly elegant room. There is a bay window to the front aspect, and

    an open fireplace with a timber surround, slate hearth and raised cast iron grate inset.

    The playroom looks out onto the front aspect, and would make an ideal more formal

    reception room if so required, with a feature Victorian style fireplace with tiled inserts,

    as well as a useful built-in store room off.

    From the reception hall an open arch continues directly into the family room which

    also connects with the fitted breakfast kitchen so as to create a wonderfully practical

    everyday open plan living space. There is a fine Carrara marble fireplace with slate

    hearth, and French doors within a large bay window lead out onto the rear terrace,

    as well as providing an attractive south westerly view over the mature rear gardens.

    The high quality bespoke kitchen is fitted with a range of Siemens integrated appliances.

    Base and wall mounted cupboards are cleverly laid out to provide a generous amount

    of storage and preparation space is provided by silk stone worktops. In addition, a large

    central island unit also serves as a sociable breakfast bar. Appliances include a coffee

    machine, two warming drawers, microwave oven, Britannia range cooker, dishwasher,

    and there is space for an American style upright fridge freezer.

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  • Our favourite room is probably the open plan family room and modern kitchen, says Manu. Its wonderfully bright and airy with large bay windows that overlook the beautifully manicured back garden. The sitting area can be opened up to the large patio beyond, says Susan, which has ample seating areas and a hot tub which is also close to the gym annexe.


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  • Vendor Interview. Vendor interview........

    We have renovated the entire house, continues Manu. We refurbished the roof and the windows, installed a new state of the art heating system which is complemented by underfloor heating and designer radiators, put in a beautiful five texture, high-spec kitchen and designer bathrooms. But there are period features throughout the property, says Susan, and they blend beautifully with the more

    contemporary elements. One of the most impressive is the Victorian staircase, which winds its way from the ground floor right to the top of the house, showcasing the vast atrium and a beautiful chandelier. Id

    say that we have definitely modernised the house, but features such as the staircase mean that the house retains all of its Victorian glamour.


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  • The property is absolutely stunning throughout, says Susan. Its arranged over three levels and each of the rooms are generously proportioned

    with tall ceilings and some lovely features. Shortly after purchasing the property

    we embarked upon an extensive project of renovation, says Manu, for which no

    expense was spared. We love the style of the house, so everything was done in a

    very sympathetic way to recapture the Victorian era, and in my mind its now the

    ideal blend of old and new, and absolutely perfect for modern family living.

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  • A rear hall leads to a separate utility/laundry room and a gym/

    office, as well as giving access out into a temporary covered

    courtyard area to the north west of the house, with excellent further

    potential to create garaging/leisure area (subject to any necessary planning consents).

    First Floor

    The bedroom accommodation is laid out over the two upper floors,

    both having spacious central gallery landings which enjoy a light and

    airy feel. The master suite extends the full length of the house, and

    is a beautiful large bedroom with two windows overlooking the rear

    gardens. This room has a fitted dressing room off, and a luxurious

    en suite bathroom with underfloor heating, and with a large walk-in

    shower enclosure with a feature sculptural overhead shower fitting,

    twin sinks and a WC.

    There are a further three double bedrooms on this floor, in addition

    to a superb luxury family bathroom, again having underfloor heating,

    and fitted with a quality suite of air bath, large walk-in shower

    enclosure, sink unit and a WC.

    Second Floor

    One of the most stunning features of this grand property is the view

    over the oak staircase through three floors and adorned with the

    large crystal chandelier. A large landing provides an open seating/

    study area, and leads off to four further bedrooms, a luxury family

    bathroom, bedroom nine (with pipework in situ for conversion into

    an additional bathroom if so required), as well as a boiler/store room

    housing the two Vaillant central heating boilers and pressurised hot

    water cylinder.

    Gardens and Grounds

    The property is accessed from Farquhar Road onto a wide front

    drive providing generous parking for a good number of cars (planning

    permission is also in place for double electric entrance gates). The

    drive is bordered by an area of lawn and planted with a number of

    established trees.

    A pedestrian gate set within a side wall to the north west of the

    house gives access to the back of the property. The most attractive

    gardens are predominantly set to the rear of the house, and enjoy a

    delightful south westerly aspect, so as to benefit from the afternoon

    and evening sun. There is an extensive stone paved terrace, with a

    further gravelled seating area off, providing ideal al fresco entertaining


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  • Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Printed 19.05.2015

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  • A stone and gravelled pathway leads down through the lower level lawn, flanked

    by deep and well planted borders, as well as a number of mature trees which

    help to give the gardens a good degree of privacy. Steps continue up to the

    upper lawn and summerhouse. The house and gardens in all extend to around 0.54 acre (0.22 ha).


    The property is Freehold. The Agent has not checked the legal documents to verify the

    Freehold status of the property. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor

    or Surveyor.


    All mains services are understood to be available and connected.

    Fixtures and Fittings

    All fixtures and fittings mentioned in these particulars of sale are included in the asking price.

    All others are specifically excluded, but some items may be available by separate negotiation.

    Location and Local Area

    The property is well placed for local shopping facilities within nearby Harborne, which

    has a Marks & Spencer Food Hall, Waitrose as well as a chemists, greengrocers, butchers

    and newsagents, in addition to various brasseries, restaurants and coffee shops. It is also

    conveniently located for access to Birmingham City Centre, which lies only approximately

    3 miles away. Easy access to the Midlands motorway network can be found at junction 3

    of the M5 (4.5 miles approximately) or junction 6 of the M6 (5.5 miles approximately).

    Broad Street and Brindleyplace are also nearby and have been developed and improved to provide excellent business and recreational facilities. Within a mile stretch can be found the

    International Convention Centre, with its superb conference facilities and the world renowned

    Symphony Hall, home to one of the leading orchestras in Europe. The National Indoor Arena,

    Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Hyatt and Marriott Hotels and numerous brasseries,

    restaurants and coffee shops are all to be found there. Regular train services operate from

    Snow Hill and the recently redesigned New Street station to London and to Birmingham

    International for the NEC and Birmingham International Airport. There is a local station at Five

    Ways with regular connections to the City Centre stations.

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  • EDGBASTON is a thriving Birmingham suburb, renowned for being one of the most upmarket and affluent parts of the city. There are numerous hospitals such as the world renowned Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham Childrens Hospital and extensive public and private schooling for all ages including the University of Birmingham.

    Edgbaston itself is undergoing something of a renaissance. Five Ways is the target of huge investment, providing a new supermarket, shops, bars, restaurants and coffee shops.

    A wide range of schools for children of all ages is available in the vicinity both in the private and state sectors. They include Hallfield Preparatory School, West House School, Blue Coat School, Edgbaston High School for Girls, St Georges School, The Priory School and The King Edward Foundation Schools. Chad Vale Primary and Junior School is also very convenient, as is Harborne Junior School.

    The area is also renowned for its comprehensive recreational and leisure facilities including Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Edgbaston Priory Tennis Club and Edgbaston and Harborne golf clubs.

    Cannon Hill Park and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens also proudly sit within the suburb, making this an extremely desirable and prosperous place to reside.Edgbaston

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  • BIRMINGHAM has undergone extensive redevelopment and investment over recent years, making Britains second city a highly attractive place to inhabit.

    Birmingham boasts some of the best shopping in Europe with the superb Bullring Shopping Centre containing over 140 shops including a Selfridges department store. The exclusive Mailbox development is host to a range of designer outlets including Armani and Harvey Nichols.

    Landmarks of the city include St Martins Church, Birmingham Town Hall, St Philips Cathedral and the Bull Ring shopping centre, which contains over 100 stores including Selfridges Department Store.

    Birmingham offers excellent transport links with three large train stations, Birmingham New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill, and an extensive motorway network nearby, offering access to Birmingham International Airport.

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    The gardens are stunning, says Manu, and very spacious both front and back. The rear is south facing and arranged over two levels with a nice selection of mature trees and shrubs, and its not overlooked so feels extremely private. The children have loved having so much space; its the perfect place for a good game of hide and seek.

    Edgbaston is a prestigious, leafy suburb with everything one could possibly want or need very close at hand, says Manu. We have top quality schools and hospitals, a fantastic array of shops and

    restaurants all within walking distance. The transport links are also second to none with the mainline station just a couple of miles away and Birmingham International Airport only fifteen minutes away

    by car.

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    Road3 FARQUHAR ROAD We as a family have thoroughly enjoyed living in this beautiful home, says Susan, and we have many happy memories which will remain with us forever.3 Farquhar Road Pages.indd 19 18/05/2015 17:06

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