4 bedroom character property for sale

The White House, Off Huddersfield Road, Liversedge

Offers in Excess of £450,000

Property Description

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Get some glamour in your life with this tranquil and utterly charming architect designed Art Deco home. This is a unique blank canvas for a hip and design focused lifestyle, possibly with the potential to create a separate annex or studio space within the large private gardens.



The Lifestyle

The White House is a rare example of domestic Art Deco architecture, perfectly suiting the very 1950 / modern fusion style. Having said that, we think the inherent quality and style of The White House would work equally well with a very contemporary or a traditional interior scheme.

If you have a passion for design and are looking for an individual home that can showcase modernist furniture and art, look no further.

Some want high-tech, others want to rewind the clock from the pervasive digital culture and find a more sympathetic balance of natural style, quality and modern convenience. This possibly beneficial mindset is manifested by the Hipster movement, which appear to value individuality and quality above all else. The White House can grant you a lifestyle which encompasses these core values at the same time as enjoying modern connectivity.

Whether you are “old school or new cool”, this is an equally exciting opportunity to become the fifth owner of this great home and make it your own.

Agent’s Note

Any of the potential alterations that we suggest as being possible within this brochure are clearly subject to gaining all the necessary consents.

The White House benefits from an array of solar photovoltaic panels, resulting in a more economical and eco friendly home.


Key Features & Future Potential


We love the tall column which rises above the semi-circular canopy over the front door, it is reminiscent of a 1930 movie theatre and creates a dramatic arrival. Welcoming for you, impressive for your guests. This elegant and striking feature has a high coloured Sun Burst stained glass window which looks beautiful at night when illuminated from inside. During the day, the glass brings a spectrum of warm and friendly colours into the central hallway and landing above.

As you step inside, there is a superb, original self-closing bi-folding door, made in glass and oak. This great feature works as well today as when it was made, nearly ninety years ago. We think this speaks volumes about the level of design and manufacture that went into this home. On the subject of doors, there is a range of steel framed bi-folding doors in the garden room. These can be opened up on summer days to provide open views over the garden. This combination of open air and a glass atrium ceiling creates a very special place, perfect for a long Sunday breakfast, a summer evening dinner or just a cup of coffee or a crisp glass of white.

The spacious ground floor living areas can be arranged in many ways to suit your individual lifestyle. The breakfast kitchen adjoins the largest living room and you may want to open the two rooms into each other to create one free flowing space where the whole family can cook, dine and relax.

The bedroom space works well for a family or a couple who want guest accommodation. We think it may be possible to create an en suite within the master bedroom, there appears to be sufficient space and the window arrangement would lend itself to a form of division within the room. Alternatively, if you don’t need four bedrooms it may be possible to create a large master suite by converting one of the bedrooms into an en suite and dressing area

The gardens of this beautiful home face southwesterly and are a really special feature. They are mature, well planted and offer a variety of areas which can be enjoyed by the whole family. There are lawns for the kids to play in and kick a ball around. The orchard provides fresh fruit in season and there is also potential to create a productive kitchen garden, if you have green fingers.

We believe there may be the potential to develop the lower area of the garden, without seriously impacting on the enjoyment of the main house. This potential may even extend to the creation of a separate dwelling with access taken down the side of The White House. It may be possible to create a separate annexe, a nice additional dwelling for relatives to live in the lower garden. You may prefer a home office, a studio or a games leisure and fitness space, whatever suits you.


Ground Floor


Step inside, under the canopy, through the neat panelled entrance portico which has a coat and boot store and into the inner hall. If you turn right, towards the kitchen, you will pass a loo, a pantry and a laundry store.

The kitchen has a range of modern cabinets which extend into a peninsula. There is a gas hob beneath a canopy, a convection oven and space for a dishwasher and fridge freezer. There are additional cabinets within the chimney breast along with a large display cabinet. A window looks onto the secluded front drive and a side door leads to an entrance porch for the secure parking area. A large window looks over the rear lawn. The units are all very serviceable but we anticipate you may want to design your own kitchen. If that is the case, we think there is great potential. The chimney breast would look great with a modern cooking range or even an AGA and as previously suggested, you could create an opening to the right-hand side of the chimney breast, into the adjoining living room.

The living room is a great space and we particularly like the neat side windows which give a glimpse into the garden room. The principal bank of windows provide great views over the garden. There is an exposed wooden floor and an open fireplace, set within a marble surround.

The cosy sitting room has a real charm to it. The oak panelling creates a warm and friendly space, a perfect evening snug. There is a living flame gas fire set within a period style fireplace which gives warmth and makes a great focal point. On warmer days, the sitting room is a nice cool sanctuary. There are double doors into the garden room and with the bi-folding doors open, you can sit here, looking out to the garden and listening to the bird song.

We have already touched on the garden room, it is one of our favourite parts of The White House, a versatile space where you feel immersed in the weather at all times of year. It must be glorious to bask in the sun, watching the garden while enjoying a G&T. A perfect space to enjoy a good book and the light levels are great if you like to paint. When the weather turns, you can sit here, listening to the rain bouncing off the roof, while warm and dry.

A door leads off the garden room into a spacious library and study. There is a window onto the driveway and overhead skylight, this relatively diffused lighting makes for a great library and gallery, a peaceful space to immerse yourself in your passions. This could become a great media room or play room for kids of all ages, with space for a large screen. Beyond the library you have a compact study which has views over the gardens. A perfect place to conduct the household admin or to work from home. If you run a business from home, it would be possible for several people to work in the library and study, with access through the garden room, avoiding the necessity for staff members to enter the main house.

So, there are many potentials for you to tweak these great living spaces to your own tastes and requirements.


The First Floor


As you head back into the hallway, the staircase flows upwards, past a half landing that sits beneath the beautiful coloured glass window. It is hard to tell without investigation but we would not be surprised if there are some nice spindles within the currently boarded handrails. It would certainly be worth having a look to see as this could be another delightful feature.

The generous landing connects all the bedrooms with a separate loo, a laundry airing cupboard and the house bathroom, which has a traditionally styled suite with a bath, shower, wash basin and towel rail.

The master bedroom is spacious, with plenty of room for wardrobes and maybe even a small sofa. As previously described, there may be the option to create an en suite in here and there are great views over the garden through the bank of windows.
The second and third bedrooms are both decent double rooms which have windows to two elevations and useful original built in cupboards. The fourth bedroom is a great childrens room and it has access to a floored and panelled loft storage space. We think it may be possible, with some clever interior design, to create a superb twin level room here. The high pitch of the roofline lends itself to creating either a play area, or a superb bedroom area in the loft space.


Outside


It looks like there may have originally been two access points onto the front driveway, either side of the central planted border, this may be a nice feature for you to reinstate.

To the right hand side of The White House, there are full height double gates which lead from the driveway onto a sheltered drive that runs past the side entrance porch and onto the detached garage.

The garage is a decent size and offers plenty of storage for bikes and all the equipment associated with modern family life, it may look
better with a classic car or a track day special, if that is your thing. There is a side door onto the back garden along with windows to the side and rear. We think there is potential to convert the garage into an external living area, it could be a great office, studio or man-cave.

There are mature borders and paths running along the rear elevation of The White House with a good sized lawn. This is a nice sheltered place to sit out and enjoy a BBQ or al-fresco lunch. The doors to the kitchen and the garden room allow a great flowing space for summer garden parties.

A path leads down from this area of garden to one of our favourite features. A circular, brick built “Moon Gate”, opening into the lower garden. A portal, if you will to a secluded, secret world. A wall divides the two garden areas and provides a backdrop to a patio area beneath a gazebo, another sheltered sun trap on the right days. The lower garden is designed in distinct areas or rooms and bordered by box hedges and trellis. There is a second lawn here, ideal for the swings, slides and trampolines that kids enjoy so much. They can be unsightly so it is good for them to be tucked away, out of sight.
There is also a greenhouse with power and a good sized garden shed.

In the middle of the lower garden there is a formal parterre garden and a covered walkway runs around to the orchard which has a variety of fruit trees and is another magical space for children to play safely, away from the house. There is a decent sized composting area "every load leads to loam" as they say.

There is plenty of space for dedicated gardeners to create a suburban oasis here or these areas can be lightly re-landscaped for easy low-maintenance enjoyment.


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15 September 2017

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  • Dewsbury (2.5 mi)
  • Batley (2.5 mi)
  • Ravensthorpe (2.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

England Residential, Holmfirth

30a Station Road Holmfirth HD9 1AB

01484 977092 Local call rate

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