Channel 4’s Million Pound Properties has cast a sobering eye on the financial divide between London and NotLondon.
Even one-bedroom flats in the smoke can come with a million pound price tag.
In the tonier area, such as Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Mayfair, Soho and Fitzrovia, prices can go spiralling upwards from there – a one-bedroom flat in One Hyde Park is open for offers of more than £9,000,000.
If you don’t have a limitless cheque book and you would like to offer guests something more than a pull out couch in the living room to sleep on, look at Birmingham.
It is only an hour and 20 minutes away by train and you will get plenty more bang for your million bucks.
Selly Park Road, Selly Park, Birmingham
This is a twofer. This six-bedroom house has an annexe attached with two more bedrooms for your rellies to stay in.
This Victorian style new build features oak flooring throughout, a kitchen/diner/family room which is the hub of the main house, and four bath/shower rooms.
The annexe has a sung which could be a third bedroom (in addition to the other two), kitchen, family room, shower room and a bathroom.
0121 458 7421
Richmond Hill Road, Birmingham
This extended house is on one of leafy™ Edgbaston’s premier roads.
It has been much improved and is rather lovely inside with a particularly large and sunny conservatory.
There are three receptions and an open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room,
The four bedrooms include two that are en suite.
Landscaped gardens are perfect for relaxing in with a glass of something chilled.
0121 454 6930
Whitefields Road, Solihull
Enjoy some late Edwardian splendour in this house, built in 1909.
It is outside the city centre, being just a short stroll from Solihull, but that puts it even closer to London via the trains from Birmingham International.
A six-bedroom character property, it has impressive wood mantelpieces and stained glass windows.
The garden is a delight as its designer was trained by the Royal Horticultural Society.
The half dozen bedrooms include one that is a self-contained apartment with its own kitchen and living room.
0121 709 4422
Westfield Road, Edgbaston
This one needs a bit of an update but just look at the potential.
A detached, double fronted Victorian house, it offers more then 5,000 square feet of space.
It has eight bedrooms, at least one of which is halfway to being a suite as the bedroom next door is being used as a dressing room.
With a bit of imagination in the house and in the garden, this home could be something very special indeed.
0121 454 6930