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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Dean Fold, Huddersfield, HD8


Property Description

Key features

  • Individually Designed Contemporary Home
  • 5 Bedroom Detached
  • Highburton Conservation Area
  • Eco Heat Recovery
  • Large Double Garage
  • Norwegian Triple Glazed Windows
  • Incredible Views
  • Fabulous Gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Property

This detached stone house built in 2009 to an individual design by Wake Architects of Holmfirth offers contemporary family living with light and spacious style. Dean Fold is a private drive accessed from Far Dene and leads to a woodland footpath. With delightful country views, it sits at the edge of Kirkburton village with excellent restaurant and shopping facilities in the vicinity. It combines quiet privacy with easy access via the A629 to Huddersfield and Sheffield and to the motorway networks.
The house is within the Highburton Conservation Area, combining traditional materials with contemporary design and comfort. It faces south with large glazed doors to maximize light and provide access to the walled garden. Glazing is triple/double from Norway in deep timber with anthracite powder coated protection. Ventilation is whole house with eco heat recovery. Heating is all underfloor, by gas boiler augmented by solar. Rainwater harvesting is used for toilets and laundry. The lighting design is flexible for every mood or occasion.
5 bedrooms (4 double, 1 single) with one at ground floor level with en-suite provision and walk-in dressing room. 3 bath or shower rooms, plus laundry and drying room. Large kitchen with pantry. Open living and dining rooms with double storey height and light, both opening to garden courtyard. Oak hardwood flooring or ceramic tiling throughout. Large double garage plus storeroom and off-road parking for a further 4 cars.

The front door, sheltered by the balcony above, opens into the heart of the living space with coat hanging provision.

Living / Dining Room
Living / Dining
35'4 x 18'5

Seamlessly users can move from a TV area, to a conversation and relaxing area, to internal circulation space, and outside to the walled courtyard garden. The inside and outside spaces merge easily with each other. Ceilings within the zone are naturally high (up to 2.65m) throughout, but at the heart of the living zone is a dramatic double height void which rises to glazing where sun and sky become part of the interior world. The engineered floor is oak hardwood under which zoned heating keeps the space comfortable for 4 season living. The windows are all Norwegian triple glazed, and the smooth sliding double glazed doors provide an almost 2 metres wide opening with direct access to the garden.

The spacious dining space links harmoniously with the living space to create a sense of expansive openness. Both areas share the same engineered oak flooring. From the dining zone one can step directly outside to enjoy outdoor eating on the sunny southern side of the house. External lighting allows for outdoor evening barbecues. Throughout both the living and dining zones, lighting is controlled by electronic dimmers to allow for intimate low level lighting as well as bright and active light levels. A large internal window of glass separates the dining zone from the kitchen. This allows kitchen noise and activity to be held at bay from the dining zone, but also allows for the two areas to relate to each other. It also allows light to travel across the whole house from south to north

20'9 X 9'8
The kitchen receives natural light from three sides and has a double height void above an informal kitchen eating and TV area which creates a sense of drama with its special lighting array. The kitchen is extensive and exceptionally well equipped, having been purpose designed and hand made by KC Design House of Clayton West, all equipment is by Miele or Siemens and includes 2 full size ovens, 2 full size dish washers, full height double fridge and freezer, heated drawer unit and built in microwave, sink waste disposal unit, ceramic induction hob with separate gas wok unit, with large extraction unit controlled by an external motor. The ceramic tiled floor is pale grey, with dark timber cupboards and extensive creamy stone, heat resistant, work surfaces, inset with one large and one small sinks. The kitchen is ideal for a family and for entertaining and directly provides access to the dining zone. A door from the kitchen also leads directly into the garage, allowing shopping to be brought in without worries over rain.

7'10 x 6'8
Leading from the kitchen is a large pantry which provides ample storage for dry goods, wine, fruit and vegetables. It is an unheated room with its own direct air supply and extract so that food can be kept in a cool environment even in hot weather

Shower Room
9'5 x 8'5
Accessed directly from the circulation area within the living zone is a spacious shower room and WC, convenient for family and guest use alike. Fully tiled in white with feature black banding the shower room is stylishly lit with recessed wall and ceiling lights and with mirror lights above the sink. The shower room is constantly but quietly ventilated by the whole house ventilation system. The floor is tiled with pale grey ceramic tiles gently warmed by the underfloor heating system, and the towel rail is heated by the hot water system to keep towels warm and dry in all seasons. The shower room is well fitted with storage cupboards, making the room feel sleek and uncluttered.

Master Bedroom
17'10 x 12'10
located on the ground floor in accordance with Nordic Lifetime Homes standards in its own quiet zone, with en-suite shower and dressing room facilities included within the zone. The bedroom is wired for TV and has its own variable lighting system from romantic to rigorous, plus individual reading light stalks beside the bed

9'4 x 7'3
Includes shower, sink, bidet and WC with a dramatic “star” mirror and extensive personal storage.

Dressing Room
8'1 x 7'7
provides exceptionally generous storage and hanging space. Both the en suite and the dressing room benefit from continuous ventilation via the whole house system

First Floor Landing
Access to the upper floor is provided by a wide staircase with half landing and attractive glazed side panels allowing light from the tall feature windows to reach deep into the house. When you reach the first floor landing, views extend to all 4 sides of the house. From the landing you can step out onto an external balcony which looks out to the west – perfect for a glass of wine or a sneaky cigarette and to watch the sun set.

Bedroom Two
12'3 x 11'8
A good double bedroom with windows to the south and the west, currently set up as a large office with extensive shelving and work areas. The underfloor heating system with individual control zones extends throughout the upper floor and the high ceilings provide space and a feeling of openness.

Bedroom Three
11'9 x 11'7
A double bedroom which looks to the south. Like all the bedrooms on that elevation, internal blinds within the triple glazed windows allow for light to be modulated in accordance with the weather and the comfort of the inhabitants.

Bedroom Four
11'7 x 7'11
A generous double bedroom which looks to the south. Like all the bedrooms on that elevation, internal blinds within the triple glazed windows allow for light to be modulated in accordance with the weather and the comfort of the inhabitants. The heating is underfloor with individual room controls.

Laundry Room
9'11 x 6'2
A continuously ventilated utility room which provides a large stainless steel sink with flexible spray tap, storage, plus plumbing for a washing machine. The cold water supply to this room is the naturally soft rainwater gathered by the rainwater harvesting unit. The historic feature of this hi-tech house is the creel for drying clothes – load straight from the washing machine and onto rails for drying. The creel is then lifted high by means of pulleys and clothes dry naturally and quickly without causing damp within the living spaces of the house. An electric radiator and towel rail are provided for the summer months when the heating system may have closed down but there is still a requirement for rapid drying.

Bedroom Five
9'9 x 8'5
This is the smallest of the bedrooms but is still good for a single. It is currently set up as a second office with shelving and work areas. It has windows to 2 sides and benefits from internal blinds within the triple glazing units.

Family Bathroom
From the lights of the “star” mirror to the large deep bath designed to tempt two to share, this is a bathroom to soothe the senses. Lights can be dimmed, and continuous ventilation ensures the atmosphere is always fresh. For those who prefer rigour, a shower above the bath is an option. The size is generous with pale grey ceramic tiles beneath your feet, warmed by the underfloor heating, and ample personal storage.

Double Garage
The garage is large and easily fits 2 cars, a bike, gardening and maintenance equipment, ladders and general storage. The floor is a grey resin compound which allows the space to be used for a wide range of activities. Within the garage are the central heating condensing boiler, the extra large unvented hot water and central heating store, the controls for the solar hot water panels, and the controls and pump for the rainwater harvesting system. Access to the garage is achieved by a Hormann up and over electric door with remote control. There is a door into the kitchen for ease of off-loading, and an external door to the rear garden.

Store Room
Accessed from a door at the rear of the garage is an internal store room. It provides ample clean, dry storage for suitcases and things to tuck away. Better than an attic.

In front of the garage, and with immediate access to the private drive, there is a block paving driveway with space to park up to 4 cars. At the end of the private drive there is a turn round facility for larger vehicles, allowing bin collection and deliveries to be made.

The gardens are private, sunny and well-stocked. On the south side of the house is a sunny area of natural stone paving, perfect for relaxing, eating out and sun bathing. The garden is enclosed by a dry stone wall ensuring privacy and is well stocked with flowering and scented shrubs and flowers and is a delightful summer space. At one level above, linked by 4 stone steps, are more flower beds and then an area with asparagus beds, gooseberry bushes and fig tree. A path to the rear of the house leads to steps which take you up to an upper shrubbery area where the solar hot water panels are located. A garden bench at the end is the ideal viewing point for watching the sun set over the Woodsome Valley.

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25 August 2016


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