An exquisite penthouse apartment which forms part of a small development on Farquhar Road, one of the most prestigious addresses in Edgbaston. The accommodation extends to almost 2,000 sq ft, and includes an elegant reception hall, charming drawing room with stunning garden views, large dining room, exceptional breakfast/kitchen/family room, master suite with large bathroom, second bedroom suite with walk-in dressing room and en-suite bathroom, spacious cloakroom and fitted study. The communal gardens are beautifully tended with rolling lawns, and well-stocked borders, mature trees and shrubs and at the front access to the tandem garage and guest parking.
Farquhar Road is generally considered to be the premier address in Edgbaston, ideally situated within a very popular area, convenient for the city centre and for local; shopping in Harborne village which is just over a mile away.
Local Amenities and Facilities
There are some excellent schools in the area both in the state and private sectors, they include Hallfield and West House Preparatory Schools, St George's. Edgbaston High School for Girls, the Blue Coat School and the King Edward Private schools on the Bristol Road.
The area is also renowned for some excellent sports and recreational facilities which include Edgbaston Golf Club, The Priory Tennis and Squash Club, The Warwickshire County Cricket Club, the home of many notable International Test Matches and Harborne Cricket and Hockey Club. The Barber Institute of Arts and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens are both about a mile away. In the past few years, the area around the canal basin at Broad Street has been developed and is now a buzzing business and social sector with many innovative buildings such as the International Convention Centre with its world-renowned Symphony Hall, The National Indoor Arena and the Central Library. The Birmingham Hippodrome, home to the Welsh National Opera and Birmingham Royal Ballet is a little further away in Chinatown.
Calthorpe Estates have recently developed the area around St George's Church to provide a village atmosphere with some popular eateries and cocktail bars offering diners an alternative to the City Centre. Amongst them is the renowned Simpson's restaurant which was one of the first in the city to have a Michelin star, the High Field with its Town House hotel and the Physician have become very popular indeed and the area has been gentrified by the opening of shops such as Oka on Harborne Road.
Birmingham City Centre offers some good shopping with its Bullring, Mailbox and Grand Central Shopping Malls having totally altered the city's retail profile, and encouraged the likes of Harvey Nicholls and Selfridges to open stores here.
The medical facilities in the area are first class with an excellent number of hospitals in both the nhs and Private sectors, they include the Queen Elizabeth, The Womens and Children's Hospital and the Priory and Edgbaston Nuffield.
3 Princess House is a penthouse apartment within a block of three, individually designed within a country house styled property, constructed in 1998 to the very highest standards by Crosby Homes. There is a marvellous outlook from the reception rooms onto the communal gardens which are beautifully landscaped and all in a secure and well-managed environment.
The developer spared no expense in providing superb quality fitments, sanitary ware, accessories and electrical appliances throughout this sumptuous flat. An example of the quality is seen in the hardwood light oak doors with glazed panels to the double doors to the sitting room. The bathrooms are fitted from the Ideal Standard range in white, with a classic finish to the Master bedroom, En-suite and Cloakroom. Cornicing throughout is elegant in its simplicity as are the ceiling light roses. The property is fully alarmed, double glazed and centrally heated throughout.
The main front door opens into a communal hall with staircase and lift access to the upper two floors.
The Reception Hall
This has arch detail, ceiling roses, dado rails, video entry system and alarm pad. There are two large storage cupboards adjoining the guest cloakroom, one containing an electric water heater.
It is worth noting that this reception hall functions well in its own right and not merely as circulation space, it is elegantly furnished and comes in to its own at large social gatherings.
The Sitting Room
This has bi-fold doors and Juliet balcony onto the rear gardens, an elegant marble fireplace with space for a feature electric fire, dado rail, attractive filigree radiator covers, ceiling rose and light point and dimmer light switches.
The Dining Room
Being a very large room which currently accommodates a substantial dining suite and coordinating furniture. The dormer window has an outlook onto the gardens at the rear, there is a ceiling light point, filigree radiator covers, dimmer switches, coving to the ceiling and ceiling rose with light point.
This is fully fitted with study furniture, a desk, cupboards and shelving and window onto the side.
The Breakfast/Kitchen and Family Room
This is the largest room of all, it has bi-fold doors and Juliet balcony onto the gardens, an extensive range of glossy white units both base and wall mounted, with inset Neff four ring gas hob with extractor hood, a one and a half drainer sink with mixer tap, integrated oven and grill, recently replaced quartz work surfaces, and fridge/ freezer. The white goods have been replaced with the exception of the fridge/freezer. There is an island unit with granite top which is used for casual dining, in front of the window, Amtico flooring in a slate blue colour and down lighters and coving to the ceiling. There is also a smoke alarm.
An elegant spacious room with a great deal of natural light and a host of fitted bedroom furniture including fitted wardrobes, some with mirrored fronts, bedside tables, bonnet cupboards and dressing table.
The En-suite Bathroom
A white suite with wooden panelled bath, shower cubicle, low level w.C., bidet and vanity unit with hand washbasin, heated towel radiator, shaving socket, down-lighters to the ceiling, wall tiles and tiled flooring.
This guest suite is spacious and light with a large window, ceiling light point, fitted chests of drawers to both sides of the bed area, and a walk in dressing room with extensive array of fitted wardrobes.
This has wooden panelled bath, shower cubicle, low level w.C., and wooden vanity unit with inset hand washbasin, heated towel radiator, tiled walls and flooring.
This has a window to the side, a white suite with low level w.C. And hand washbasin.
There is a large tandem garage to the side with electric garage door, lighting, power points and door at the rear giving access to the rear gardens.
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|End terrace house||0.9%||£474,975||3.5||1.5|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£184,950 (2)||£507,843 (7)||£408,790 (5)||£666,205 (19)||£971,800 (11)|
|Flats||£200,661 (47)||£267,255 (112)||£322,950 (16)||-||-|
|All||£200,019 (49)||£281,407 (119)||£343,388 (21)||£666,205 (19)||£971,800 (11)|