Offbeat

By Alex Matthews 


This is the perfect house for creating a splash when hosting a party – as its swimming pool is right next to the kitchen.

The hot tub, sauna and patio right by the pool make it the perfect space for hosting any get-together.

With the fridge and oven practically pool-side, you can tie together a luxurious evening in minutes.

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And if you get a bit hot slaving over the stove, you can cool down with a quick swim.

This strangely configured house in Edgbaston, Birmingham, is currently on the market for a cool £2,350,000.

The luxury 10-bed mansion was built in the late 19th century and finished in the Arts and Crafts style of architecture.

Sitting on Farquhar road, a tree-lined avenue and one of Birmingham’s most expensive streets, the gated property has enough living space for a large family with ten bedrooms, seven bathrooms, four reception rooms and other sitting rooms.

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It boasts a large driveway with space for a number of luxury cars and is set in half-an-acre of gardens, including a meadow area and a waterfall over a fish pond.

There are other character features throughout the property, including bay windows, oak flooring, stained glass inserts and original fireplaces.

For fitness fanatics and those who enjoy a more relaxed workout, there is also a 2000 sq feet leisure complex that comes with a wine cellar – great for a quick drink after a hard workout.

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A spokesperson for estate agents Robert Powell said: “50 Farquhar Road is a most distinctive and well-appointed detached family residence, set back amidst delightful gardens of around 0.58 of an acre, and approached over a wide in and out drive through electronically operated entrance gates from Farquhar Road.

“The property offers beautifully laid out and spacious living accommodation, all set over four levels, and of particular note is the impressive leisure complex extending to some 1733 sq. ft. (161 sq.m.) occupying the lower ground floor.

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“This area incorporates a superb heated indoor swimming pool with French doors allowing for ample natural light to flood in, as well as giving immediate access out onto the lower level terrace and gardens.

“This quality example of an early Arts & Crafts property dates from circa 1898, and the present vendors are believed to be only the third owners since the house was built.”

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