Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, this Birkby property was purchased from new 35 years ago by Ian and Jacqui Brown, who have transformed the layout and décor to a very high standard.
They have added a single-storey extension to the rear, which previously acted as a retreat for their son through his teenage and university years, before turning it into a sunny office space.
Also to the ground-floor is a large lounge with fireplace, a dining room, conservatory, and an extension which works as a fifth bedroom, office space, or sitting room.
Other improvements to the Greenroyd Croft home, include the large conservatory and a modern downstairs lavatory along with upgrades to the utility room and en-suite shower room to the master bedroom.
Solar panels have also been added to the roof, bringing in a tax-free income of about £1,700 a year.
The conservatory leads out to the real star of this spectacular home – the immaculate south-facing garden – where there is an impressive Koi fish pond with a lovely waterfall.
This tranquil haven is Ian’s pride and joy, lovingly crafted by his own hands and featuring a decked area and Japanese inspired plants.
The well-travelled pair have taken inspiration from their trips abroad, with a Chinese terracotta warrior and a statue of Buddha overlooking their home.
The garden is so peaceful that it’s easy to imagine you’re in another country entirely.
A look around the luscious greenery could lead to potential purchasers assuming the gardens are high maintenance – but they’d be wrong – Ian has fitted the entire area with an irrigation system so that three times a day his precious plants are watered and continue to thrive.
This tight-knit community will be sad to see the back of the Brown family, who have been a popular household for so many years. In fact the whole neighbourhood has rallied together to try and help them get the house sold, recommending the home to friends who are looking to move and expressing sadness at their imminent departure.
“It’s a really friendly place to live, round here,’’ said Ian.
“Whenever there’s been any excuse for a street party, like the Queen’s jubilee, the bunting’s been brought out and everyone brings food.
“We have a barbecue at the end of the cul-de-sac and everyone just has fun together.”
Ian takes no credit for the impeccable presentation of his home, saying: “Jacqui does all the interior design and she’s great at it; I just pay for it!”
He adds: “It’s a bit of a Tardis, our house. From the front it looks quite small and non-de script, but it extends out backwards, and with the extension too, it’s surprisingly spacious.”
The Jacqui and Ian have enjoyed socialising with their neighbours, regularly hosting birthday and anniversary parties.
“We once fitted between 60 and 80 friends and family into the downstairs and garden area. We even had to take some doors off to fit everyone in!” added Ian.
The couple are now eager to move into a smaller home and have their eye on a nearby three-bedroomed property with far-reaching views across the local countryside.
Their home is being marketed by Bramleys, Huddersfield, on 01484 530361