A six-bedroom Edgbaston mansion with marble floors, ornate decorations and a sauna was the most expensive property sold in Birmingham last year – with a price tag of £1.6 million.
The home on Farquhar Road, two miles from the city centre, also features a driveway with enough space to park numerous cars, a meticulously landscaped garden and a games room for kids.
And with three reception rooms and a conservatory, the new owners would have had plenty of space for an extravagant housewarming.
The impressive house was one of 34 properties in the Birmingham area to sell for more than £1 million in 2014.
That was up from 23 in 2013.
Of those pricey properties, 22 were in Birmingham – double the number in 2013.
In Solihull, 11 properties commanded a price of a million or more.
And in Walsall, one house on Vale Avenue, Aldridge, fetched £1.3 million.
But none of the 2,929 homes sold for £2 million or more in England and Wales were in the Birmingham area.
In fact, the West Midlands region accounts for only 0.25 per cent of sales of £1 million plus homes in England and Wales.
In contrast, two-thirds of the national total were sold in London. The most expensive sale registered with the Land Registry was for an apartment in Westminster, London, which sold for a massive £50 million.
For that price you could buy the luxury Edgbaston pad 31 times – and still have change left over.
The sprawling property in B15 is on one of the most expensive roads in the West Midlands.
Farquhar Road was seventh in the “rich list” of priciest streets in the West Midlands compiled by Zoopla last year.
The tenth most expensive street, Luttrell Road in Sutton Coldfield, is home to two of the ten most expensive properties sold in Brum in 2014. And Bracebridge Road, Sutton Coldfield, which was rated the third most expensive street, also saw a property sell for £1.5m last year.
Of the top ten most expensive sales of 2014, four were in Sutton Coldfield, one in Solihull and five in Edgbaston.
THE TOP TEN
86 Farquhar Road, Birmingham B15 2QJ: £1.6M
4A Luttrell Road, Sutton Coldfield B74 2SR: £1.6M
54 Westfield Road, Birmingham B15 3QQ: £1.56M
2 Arthur Road, Birmingham B15 2UW: £1.5M
28 Westbourne Road, Birmingham B15 3TX: £1.5M
12 Bracebridge Road, Sutton Coldfield B74 2SL: £1.5M
40 Alderbrook Road, Solihull B91 1NW: £1.45M
3 Luttrell Road, Sutton Coldfield B74 2SR: £1.35M
12 Moor Hall Drive, Sutton Coldfield B75 6LP: £1.35M
5 Pakenham Road, Birmingham B15 2NE: £1.33M