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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
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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