There were bumper house sales in and around Birmingham in 2015 with flash apartments, plush pads fit for football managers and roomy mansions with enough space to host a neighbourhood garden party.

Foxwoods in Four Oaks at £2.6m

A £2.6million home where Paul Lambert is understood to have lived when he managed Aston Villa was the most expensive house sold in the Birmingham area last year.

Foxwoods, a plush pad in Bracebridge Road on the exclusive Four Oaks Estate, sold for £2,673,000 in May.

The eight-bedroom home originally had an asking price of £2,850,000, through estate agent Aston Knowles.

But it seems like shaving £177,000 off the bottom line was enough to clinch the deal.

The wealthy buyer would have got some fun features for their money, including a home cinema, wireless music system in every room, huge kitchen, fantastic games room and stunning deck with outside bar and hot tub.

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Richmond Hill Road in Edgbaston at £2.2m

This was the second most expensive house sold in the area and closer to the centre of Birmingham.

Richmond Hill Road is one of the city’s more exclusive addresses, with some fine period homes.

Number 37, a rather grand Victorian detached that was described as a ‘‘Gentleman’s Residence’’, sold for £2,200,000 through Fine and Country in February, Called Aldorham, it was the city’s most expensive home at the time with an asking price of £2,500,000.

But the buyers, a couple with a marketing business, successfully negotiated a £300,000 reduction for the eight-bedroom, 19th century home.

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Alderbrook Road in Solihull at £1.75m

This was the third priciest sale.

Brook House or 78B Alderbrook Road, is a 6,000 square foot, five bedroom executive home, with another bedroom in an annexe, sitting in gardens of two thirds of an acre.

Its large rooms and vibrant colour scheme made it a lovely family home.

It was originally marketed by Knight Frank in February at £1,795,000, but sold in November for £1,750,000, with a small reduction of £45,000 off the price.

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Concord House in Holloway Head at £1.6m

This was the record-setting penthouse at the top of Concord House off Holloway Head, which sold in October for £1,688,123.

The derelict Debenham’s warehouse, built in the ‘30s, has been transformed into striking apartments Developer Steve Dodd revealed the buyer paid extra for the decor and furnishings, allowing Steve to see through his creative vision for the showpiece flat.

Take a look around Concord House's record-setting penthouse here.

The best of the rest...

There were another six homes which sold for more than £1.5million in and around Birmingham last year.

They included:

Highfield, 5 Farquhar Road in Edgbaston.
Highfield, 5 Farquhar Road in Edgbaston.

* 5 Farquhar Road, Edgbaston, which went for £1,650,000 in August.

* Lovelace Hill, 123 Widney Manor Road, Solihull, sold for £1,650,000 in April.

* An Edgbaston home, 22 Westfield Road, fetched £1,555,000 in September.

* 16 Moor Hall Drive, Sutton Coldfield, sold for £1,550,000 in August.

* 50 Westfield Road, Edgbaston, went for £1,550,000 in May.

* And 17a Four Oaks Road, Sutton Coldfield, sold for £1,525,000 in July.

According to the Land Registry, there were 13,149 £1m+ sales, including 2,421 at £2m+, across England and Wales.

The number of £1m+ sales was down nine per cent from 14,443 in 2014. But the biggest drop was in homes at £2m+, which were down nearly a quarter from 3,152.

The most expensive house sold in England and Wales last was in London.

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