This week’s featured house is a tale of two properties – an original 1930s detached and a stylish contemporary home.
The property at Church Lane, Mirfield – now the home of Ian and Sally Wightman – has been completely transformed into a striking, spacious family home, which has crisp and clean lines but still retains a few reminders of the past.
Ian, Sally and their four children are now planning to stay in Mirfield and build a new home, in a similar style, on a plot of land they own on the other side of town.
Ian said: “Hopefully we will be able to design our new home to fit our exact requirements but we want to keep the same feel as our current home in Church Lane. The original 1930s structure was completely renovated and extended at the back, side and front and now it’s a lovely airy and spacious home.’’
The house sits in a sizeable plot among other individual detached homes in prestigious Church Lane.
Outside at the front is a gravel driveway which can accommodate about a dozen parked cars, a large double garage, lawn area and electric gates.
To the rear the house has a large, secure, private lawned garden, which is not overlooked and is ideal for anyone with children or dogs. A large patio seating area overlooks the garden and is accessed via bi-folding doors from the house’s main living space.
Ian said: “When we bought the original house, the garden was overgrown but now it is an ideal family space with views towards Upper Hopton. Although there are other houses nearby, it is very private.’’
Internally this house is very contemporary with neutral decor, and has at it’s heart, a large open-plan living space, which looks over the rear garden. It includes a stylish kitchen, dining area and living area with an orangery-style design. Leading off this space is a utility room and large walk-in pantry.
Also on the ground-floor is a large entrance hall leading to a useful boot room, office (which could be used as an extra bedroom) store, cloakroom and two other rooms, which are currently set up as a gym and a games room. The games room could be used as a formal lounge or either could be a playroom, music room, additional bedroom etc.
Upstairs there are five good sized double bedrooms including the master with down lighters, large walk-in wardrobe and equally large en-suite, with both bath and oversize shower. Also on this floor is a contemporary house bathroom and a bedroom and en-suite, which would make an ideal guest area.
Ian said: “Since we bought this property a few years ago, it has been re-wired, re-plumbed and has had a new central heating system so everything is very new.’’
Part of the charm of this property is that the owners have kept the original 1930s staircase and internal doors, which blend in well with the contemporary decor.
This is a super modern family home which is close to local amenities, schools and the M62 for anyone who commutes on a daily basis.
The property is being marketed by Boultons estate agents 01484 515029.