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  • Fine & Country Solihill

    Tel: +44 (0)121 746 6400 solihull@fineandcountry.comJoseph House, 970 Stratford Road, Solihull, West Midlands B90 4ED

    Fine & Country

    Fine & Country is a global network of estate agencies specialising in the marketing, sale and rental of luxury residential property. With offices in the UK, Ireland, The Channel Islands, France, Spain, Hungary, Portugal, Russia, Dubai, Egypt, South Africa, West Africa and Namibia we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with the local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals.

    Fine & Country appreciates the most exclusive and more expensive properties require a more compelling, sophisticated and intelligent presentation - leading to a common, yet uniquely exercised and successful strategy emphasising the lifestyle qualities of the property. This unique approach to luxury homes marketing delivers high quality, intelligent and creative concepts for property promotion combined with the latest technology and marketing techniques.

    We understand moving home is one of the most important decisions you make; your home is both a financial and emotional investment. With Fine & Country you benefit from the local knowledge, experience, expertise and contacts of a well trained, educated and courteous team of professionals, working to make the sale or purchase of your property as stress free as possible.

    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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    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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