A beautifully appointed period family home, set well back within delightful mature gardens of well over a half of an acre, whilst located on what is generally regarded as Edgbaston's premier residential road. The exquisitely finished and generously proportioned living accommodation is predominantly set over 2 floors, with two additional guest rooms on the second floor, the whole extending to some 6,425 sq. Ft. (587 sq. M).
Ground Floor - Portico entrance porch, entrance vestibule, cloakroom, large central reception hall, front sitting room, dining room, drawing room with a fine garden room off, breakfast room, superb fitted breakfast kitchen and pantry.
First Floor – Magnificent master bedroom with walk in wardrobe/dressing room and luxury en suite shower room, 3 further double bedrooms, fitted study/bedroom 5 bathroom, family bathroom, and 2 luxury shower rooms (both en suite).
Second Floor – Bedrooms 6 and 7. Excellent 2 storey coach house/annexe with Ground Floor - hall, shower room, open plan dining kitchen and living room. First Floor - galleried bedroom with dressing area and en suite bathroom.
Double garage. Wide front drive, entered via double electric gates, and providing parking for numerous cars. Private and mature landscaped rear gardens with upper and lower level terraces.
Around 0.66 acre (0.26 ha) in total.
Situation Edgbaston is an exclusive suburb of Birmingham, rich in history and being part of one of England's largest urban conservation areas. Much of Edgbaston comes under the control of the renowned Calthorpe Estate which is committed to preserving the quality and original character of the area and the properties within, making this a most desirable and enjoyable place to live.
Ideally located for access to Birmingham City Centre which lies approximately 2 miles to the north, Farquhar Road is a prime residential road within Edgbaston, and is also well placed for access to the local shops within the nearby Chad Square. Harborne High Street which lies only around half a mile away, and has a Waitrose, a Marks & Spencer, and also benefits from a range of convenience shops and brasseries, restaurants and coffee shops including its own Michelin starred restaurant. Easy access to the Midlands motorway network can be found at junction 3 of the M5 (4 miles approx.) or junction 6 of the M6 (5 miles approx).
Birmingham boasts some of the best shopping in Europe with the superb Bullring Shopping Centre containing over 140 shops including Selfridge's department store as well as the newly opened John Lewis store next to the extensively redeveloped New Street train station. The exclusive Mailbox development is host to a range of designer stores including Armani and Harvey Nichols. Broad Street and Brindleyplace are also nearby and have been developed and improved to provide excellent business and recreational facilities.
Superb medical facilities in the area include the redeveloped Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre which provides state of the art medical facilities for the region. The Edgbaston and Priory Hospitals are nearby, and The Birmingham Children's Hospital and City Hospital are also within easy travelling distance.
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 George's School, The Priory School and The King Edward's Foundation Schools. Chad Vale Primary and Junior School is also very convenient.
Description 52 Farquhar Road is an exceedingly well appointed detached family residence, set back amidst delightful gardens of around 0.66 of an acre, and approached off Farquhar Road over a deep set drive through electronically operated entrance gates. The property offers exceptionally well planned and spacious living accommodation, all set over three levels, and enjoys excellent levels of natural light throughout.
The current vendors have over recent years, comprehensively refurbished and tastefully modernised the property, to an exceptionally high standard and exacting level of specification. There are attractive part rendered and part brick faced elevations, principally set beneath a pitched tiled roof, with relief offered by large brick chimney stacks, as well as a portico entrance porch and a couple of feature 1st floor level porthole style windows, to the front facade.
There are numerous high quality features and of particular note are new oak floors to most rooms, bespoke internal oak doors, magnificent fitted kitchen/breakfast room, with a large central island unit, Corian worktops and a range of high end self-cleaning Siemens appliances, luxury bath/shower room suites with under floor heating, and double glazed windows and doors. Excellent security is provided by remote controlled electric entrance gates, CCTV and modern security alarm system with exterior sensor lighting, and window sensors within the main house.
This superbly well-appointed home is therefore ideally suited for family occupation and entertaining purposes, with a large central reception hall leading off to the three generously proportioned reception rooms, as well as to the separate breakfast room and high quality breakfast kitchen, which has separate access out onto the secure side courtyard and outbuilding, which is currently used as a gym (with under floor heating).
Further versatility is provided by the very well-appointed 2 storey coach house/annexe, ideally suited as separate guest accommodation, or which could alternatively be used to provide a useful rental income if required.
The house is approached from Farquhar Road, through electronically operated entrance gates, onto a deep set drive providing secure parking for numerous cars, and access to the double garage. The mature landscaped gardens are predominantly situated to the south east facing rear aspect, with an extensive upper level terrace, and lower level gardens providing a most wonderful and private setting for the house, the whole extending to some 0.66 acre in total.
Accommodation Extending to some 6,425 . (587 sq.M.) in total, the well laid out and most well-proportioned living accommodation comprises:
On the Ground Floor A pillared portico entrance porch with quarry tiled floor and a panelled front door, leads through into the entrance vestibule, which has a modern cloakroom off. The large central reception hall, has an oak floor, arched display alcove and feature fireplace recess, with a gas coal effect fire set within, and also gives access to the principal reception rooms, breakfast room, and splendid fitted kitchen/breakfast room. A side hall to the south westerly aspect, has a tiled floor, useful under stairs storage cupboard and a double glazed door onto the side terrace and gardens.
The main drawing room is a most impressive reception room, being some 21' in length, with an oak floor, double glazed French doors out onto the rear terrace, and a wall recess with flat screen Panasonic television and built in Keff speaker system (as well as the amplifiers, Blu Ray dvd, and Sky all being wired in). A double glazed door connects into the rear garden room, enjoying a fine aspect over the south east facing gardens, with a feature central atrium and French doors out onto the rear terrace.
The formal dining room has oak flooring, a bay window to the south east facing aspect with French doors leading out onto the rear terrace, and a splendid inglenook fireplace with an open fire with stone surround, slate hearth and slips, and flanked by fitted base storage cupboards.
The front sitting room has a lovely dual aspect, an oak floor, and a Victorian style fireplace surround, with a tiled hearth.
The superb fitted kitchen/breakfast room, has oak flooring, a comprehensive range of fitted base and wall mounted cupboards, incorporating a central dresser unit with concealed coffee/tea making shelf, and additional storage with drawers and shelving within, a large central island unit with Corian worktop and timber top breakfast bar area to the one side, and a deep one and a half bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and separate instant hot water tap. There are a range of integrated Siemens appliances to include full length concealed fridge and a separate freezer with ice making facility, a dishwasher, a ceramic induction hob and Teriyaki hot plate, with integrated pop up vertical extractor fan, and built in power point for all devices.
An open arch continues through into the second kitchen area, which has a further range of matching fitted cupboards, deep stainless steel sink unit, and a further range of integrated Siemens appliances to include 5 ring gas hob with an extractor fan over, microwave/ oven/grill, 2 oven/grills and a separate steam oven, as well as a second Miele dishwasher. There is a useful walk in larder, and double glazed French doors lead out onto the secure side courtyard.
The separate breakfast room connects to both the main kitchen and drawing room, with an oak floor, recess for a flat screen television, and secondary staircase to the first floor. A door gives access down to the cellars, with two storage compartments the one housing the gas fired central heating boiler.
On the First Floor A staircase leads up to the three quarter height landing, with a large double glazed picture window, allowing for ample levels of natural light, and continues up to the good size first floor landing.
This principal first floor landing has an oak floor and large roof light, whilst leading off to the main bedroom accommodation. The magnificent master bedroom is a fine dual aspect room, with an oak floor, tv/seating area, and served by an excellent walk in fitted dressing room, and luxury en suite shower room, with under floor heating, large vanity unit with twin sinks, WC and a generous size walk in glazed shower cubicle.
Bedroom 2 is a dual aspect room, with oak flooring and served by a luxury en suite shower room (with under floor heating). Bedroom 3 has oak flooring, a walk in wardrobe and a luxury en suite shower room, whilst bedroom 4 has oak flooring, a fitted wardrobe as well as a dressing table unit and matching bedside tables.
There is a good size family bathroom, with large air bath with shower attachment over, WC and twin sinks in a vanity unit. The study/bedroom 5 has feature porthole style windows to the front aspect, an oak floor, and is fully fitted with quality office furniture, so is ideally suited for use as a home office, or as an additional bedroom if so required,
On the Second Floor A central landing has ample storage within the eaves, and leads off to bedrooms 6/cinema room, and further guest bedroom 7.
Outside The property is approached through electronically operated entrance gates with matching railings to the front boundary, onto a deep set front driveway, giving a good wide roadside frontage (of approximately just over 100ft or 30m.) onto Farquhar Road. This also provides a most generous parking area for a good number of cars, as well as giving access to the excellent coach house and the double garage.
Coach House/Annexe A very well appointed two coach house, offering a great deal of versatility in its use, either as an excellent guest suite/ dependent relatives, or to provide a useful rental income. The accommodation is presently set over two floors and comprises:
Ground Floor - Hall with a shower room off, which leads directly into the open plan living space, with a fitted kitchen/dining room, opening out into the sitting room, with sliding double glazed doors opening out onto the decked rear terrace.
First Floor – Galleried bedroom with dressing area, and served by an en suite bathroom.
Directly to the north east aspect of the house, is a secure side courtyard, with a brick floor and giving access to the outbuilding, currently used as a gym, with double glazed French doors, and under floor heating. There is also a useful gardeners WC.
Gardens The beautiful and mature landscaped gardens are situated predominantly to the rear of the property, and enjoy a good deal of privacy and seclusion. There is an extensive upper level seating terrace directly to the back of the house, which can also be accessed from the main house, and providing a wonderful south easterly aspect over the rear gardens. Wide stone steps, lead down onto a lower level flagstone terrace, providing a further seating area, and flanked by a magnificent mature copper beech tree and level lawns. Well planted beds are divided by a central gravel walkway and rose arbors, and continue down to a garden shed to the far end of the garden.
To the north east of the house is an additional area of garden and terrace, as well as a timber decked seating area directly to the back of the coach house/annexe.
The house and gardens in all extend to about 0.66acre (0.26 hectare).
General information Tenure: 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.
Services: 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.
Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the Selling Agents: Robert Powell, 7 Church Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3SH. Telephone No: Regulated by RICS.