This prominent and impressive, Parbold landmark property of noted historic interest has been completely transformed within the past four years in, what can only be described as, a master class in design; skilfully melding both classic and contemporary styles with absolute precision. The sumptuous interior of this stunning home is set over five floors, located in private grounds and positioned within the Lancaster Lane Conservation Area on the verge of the village.
The splendour of the property begins at the portico with Victorian tiled flooring and from there the era's statement features are reflected throughout - sometimes with a touch of 'tongue in cheek' and other times peppered with contemporary elegance - right down to the smallest room in the house. The combination of space, design and decor have been masterfully configured to create a truly magnificent home comprising six reception rooms, capacious kitchen, gymnasium and leisure suite, games room, wine cellar, five bedrooms all with private facilities and a fifth floor studio - with a Sonos sound system filtering through the rooms.
The splendid quality of the finish has been recognised by the 2016 Northern Design Awards being a worthy winner of the Residential Interior Design Project.
Hand finished rich oak flooring by Ted Todd begins in the hallway giving depth to the property's character features and a broad and galleried staircase rises to the first floor. Just off, the dual aspect study displays a classical aura and has a gas coals fire with a refined limestone surround. The stunning principal lounge is of generous proportions and commands far reaching views to a distant landscape from the two huge bay windows whilst the carved and polished limestone fire surround takes centre stage in this beautiful room and sits well with the rich oak herringbone flooring which continues through into the chic dining room with atrium room and picture windows allowing light to flood into this contemporary extension.
The superbly spacious hub of the home is the exquisite kitchen which has been fitted with a bespoke range of Tom Howley hand crafted and hand painted cabinets of exclusive contrasting tones which blend perfectly with the coarse ceramic flagged flooring and have a mix of marble and oak counters. Integrated essentials and added extravagances are incorporated along with an island centrepiece and a Lacanche seven-burner range cooker. Further white goods can be found in the adjacent pantry fitted with kitchen complementary cabinets and larders. From the kitchen, double doors open to the sitting room where light pours through the four Velux skylights and the French doors highlighting the beamed ingle fire surround and the full height bank of built-in dressers with book shelving. Steps rise to the playroom having two Skylights and two windows overlooking the terrace garden and a door opens from here leads to the gymnasium where picture windows and a door frame the garden and the artisan oak flooring has inset electric points for exercise equipment. The flooring continues through double doors to the luxurious spa with harmonizing walls tiles which showcase the hot tub, sauna, w.c. and wet room style shower.
The first floor landing has two built-in linen cupboards and gives way to the two bedrooms on this floor. The opulent master suite is divided into four sections with a central boudoir having double doors to the bedroom with lounge area and a striking Legend limestone fire surround with cast iron inlay. The luxurious en suite has artisan style oak flooring and strategically placed mosaic marble tiling forming the backdrop to the traditional design C.P. Hart suite of twin console wash stands, a back-to-wall bathtub with wall mounted taps, a walk through shower and separate w.c. The adjoining dressing room is fitted with a range of sleek storage units, wardrobes and drawers plus shoe shelves. The spacious second bedroom is dual aspect and also has an en suite facility of console wash stand, panelled bath with hand shower over, w.c. and oak flooring.
A further staircase rises to the second floor landing which also has two built-in linen cupboards and gives way to three exquisitely presented double bedrooms each having luxuriant en suite facilities of console wash stands, shower cubicles and w.c. - the largest of the bedrooms having an additional roll-top claw-foot bath plus a walk-in dressing room.
Stairs rise and turn to the third floor studio a with a walk-in storage space.
From the rear hallway, stairs descend to the basement where further Ted Todd oak flooring flows through into the wine cellar and the cloakroom with wash stand and w.c. The games room comprises a hand painted bar area with marble mosaic counters, space for a pool table and a relaxation area with wall mounted television. Also on this floor are the control and laundry rooms where there is housing for the water tanks, a further range cabinets, plumbing and space for a range of white goods and controls for the CCTV system. A cupboard here also houses the two Vaillant boilers which fire the under-floor heating found throughout the house, bar the basement, with individual controls in each room.
The elevated property is approached through electronically controlled wrought iron gates which open to a sweeping block paved driveway with tree lined lawn areas to either side and conveniently placed lighting batons along the way. To the fore of the property is a raised and paved sun terrace which offers superb prospects over and beyond the village. The rear split-level sun terrace has island parterre box planting and lawn areas with brick pathways meandering through to a further terrace with barbecue and dining area. To the opposite side is a bark-based play space which is positioned beyond the detached double garage with electric up and over doors, power, light and wash basin with further outside tap facilities beneath. To the side is an attached canopy providing ideal log storage or additional shelter for a car. There are also two storage units at the end of the building.
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Company No 8160611 Registered Office: 5a The Common, Parbold, Lancs WN8 7HA