A traditional detached house occupying a unique 0.7 acre plot in the centre of Farquhar Road. The existing house is in need of general modernisation but offers fantastic potential for significant extension (subject to consents). Presently comprising reception hall, living room, dining room, study, breakfast kitchen, utility area, cloakroom, master bedroom with en suite, three further double bedrooms, box room, house bathroom. Very wide in and out driveway, double garage, large private rear garden.
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 it, making this a most desirable and enjoyable place to live.
Farquhar Road is widely regarded as Edgbaston's premier address and boasts some of the area's most impressive properties.
Ideally located for access to Birmingham City Centre which lies just over a mile to the north, Farquhar Road is also well placed for the amenities of nearby Harborne which is less than a mile to the west. In addition to Waitrose and Marks & Spencer, Harborne benefits from a range of convenience shops and brasseries, restaurants and coffee shops.
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 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. The recently opened £150m Grand Central Shopping Centre sits directly above the new £600 million redevelopment of the now world class New Street Station, including a flagship John Lewis store in addition to over 60 premium retailers and quality restaurants and cafes.
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 within two and three miles respectively.
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.
28 Farquhar Road is a 1950's detached house with accommodation set out over two storeys and occupying a unique triangular shaped "island" plot situated in the junction of Farquhar Road and Farquhar Road East. The plot has an impressive frontage of just over 200 ft (60m) making it one of the widest on the road and also meaning that there is ample width to extend the house if desired (subject to obtaining any necessary consents). Whilst the house is in need of some general modernisation, it offers excellent living space extending to some 3,110 sq ft in all. In greater detail the property comprises:-
Entrance Porch with glazed inner front door leading through to the spacious Reception Hall which has attractive original oak flooring, stairs to the first floor, Cloakroom WC with useful under stairs storage cupboard. A small Study is located off the hall and has a window to the front and ample space for an office desk and filing cabinets.
The Living Room is an excellent size and offers plenty of natural light with windows to the front and side elevations as well as modern uPVC double glazed doors and window to the rear garden.
The Dining Room has double doors opening to the garden and a door leading through to the Breakfast Kitchen with a further set of uPVC double doors to the rear as well as fitted base and wall mounted units providing ample storage which is supplemented by a large pantry/scullery with additional fitted units.
Leading off the kitchen is a large lean-to utility area with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and numerous additional outbuildings including a general store room, gardener's loo, larger workshop/store, boiler room with recently replaced gas fired Worcester boiler and a pressurised hot tater cylinder. A door leads into the double garage whilst another door leads to a staircase which provides access to a large room above the garage which could be used as an additional bedroom, as a games room, or as an office.
On the first floor a good sized landing affords access to the bedroom and bathroom accommodation and an access hatch leads to the spacious loft.
The Master Bedroom is well-proportioned and offers fine views of the garden through a wide rear facing window whilst two further windows to the east facing side elevation are designed to capture the morning sunlight. Off the bedroom is a large En Suite Bathroom with window to the front, cast iron bath, wash basin.
There are Three Further Double Bedrooms, two of which are rear facing, one is front facing and all three have wash basins. These three bedrooms are served by a House Bathroom which has window to the front, cast iron bath, wash basin and airing cupboard. There is a separate WC. Completing the first floor accommodation is a Box Room with window to the front.
To the front of the house is a wide in and out driveway with one entrance on Farquhar Road and the other on Farquhar Road East. The frontage is well screened by a hedgerow and numerous mature trees. To the left hand side of the house is a Double Garage with electric up and over door.
The rear garden faces south and is surrounded by an abundance of mature trees offering complete seclusion. There is a slabbed terrace immediately to the rear of the house beyond which is an expansive area of lawn. We have measured the total plot to be in the order of 0.68 acre (0.275 ha).
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.
Published: October 2018