A stunning conversion of former industrial workshop buildings providing a significant 4 bedroom property evocotive of a New York Loft Apartment with in excess of 4,000 square feet of space; including a large roof garden, garage/workshop and plentiful secure parking. Celebrating the drama of this former industrial space, this beautifully remodelled and versatile workshop conversion is arranged over 2/3 floors with over 3,200 square feet of beautifully appointed living space and a further 1,000 square feet of covered parking/leisure/garage/workshop area.
Entrance hall, significant first floor living space with roof garden, kitchen and dining area, office/studio, study area, guest bedroom suite with two walk in showers and fitted wardrobe with dressing area, master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and large en suite bathroom, 2 further double bedrooms and a luxury family bathroom.
Drive in movie theatre/secure covered parking and workshop/garage with turntable.
Contemporary and individually designed The Black House is unashamedly dramatic whilst working beautifully as a comfortable and significant living space. This striking and sophisticated property has been cleverly designed by an award winning developer and is a true one off; managing to surprise and impress in equal measure.
The unassuming exterior provides exceptional levels of privacy and seclusion and is conveniently positioned on Heslington Lane. Access is via a covered walkway which provides secure parking for several cars and unexpectedly doubles as a drive in movie theatre with projector. A generous workshop/garage with powered turntable, belfast sink and plentiful storage is ideal for for car lovers.
The inner entrance is via a full height hidden door which leads to a dramatic open hallway with feature oil drum chandelier and bespoke steel cantilever staircase. The layout is versatile and well considered, the 'upside down' style making the most of the property's original features to the first floor. This expansive space sits under a pitched roof with an array of stunning timbers and a long run of skylights and windows ensuring the light levels are superb. The design masterfully blends a mix of salvaged wood, exposed brick walls and original timbers. This two - tiered living space is cleverly utilised with a large sitting room in two halves one with a statement industrial style Bruno wood burner. Full height glazed sliding doors give access to the sizeable walled roof garden which gives a real sense of inside outside living and incorporates a stunning living wall and continues the sense privacy with roof-top views; East/West facing it is designed to attract the best of the light and sun, as well as making a very attracive focal point.
The upper tier breakfast-kitchen and dining room is perfect for entertaining, and has been designed to create sight lines and elevated views over the living area towards the roof garden with its feature 'living wall'. As with the whole of the conversion, the kitchen has been cleverly chosen to fit with its environment; of German design, the sleek stainless steel and polished concrete finish is both stylish and functional, with hidden appliances and top of the range Italian Bertazzoni ovens and induction hob.
A reclaimed over-sized timber sliding door gives access to the guest suite, with fitted wardrobes, dressing area and twin shower room with floating sink. Further light comes from opaque glazed sections in the floor above which offers a variety of uses inclusing home office/studio/music room etc.
The remainder of the living space is to the ground floor which features under-floor heating and provides two large double bedrooms served by a luxury house bathroom with walk-in shower and bath. The master bedroom is hidden behind a vast floor to ceiling door and enjoys access to a private courtyard area. There is plentiful storage with bespoke mirrored wardrobes and a stunning en suite bathroom with large walk in shower and feature free standing bath.
Externally this uniquely unassuming property is accessed from Heslington Lane. Making it an ideal 'lock up and leave' and providing a real sense of privacy and security. It is situated perfectly for access to the A64, City Centre, the railway station and the university and is close to the fantastic amenities on Fulford Road. Heslington Lane is also situated in the catchment area of the highly regarded Fulford School.
York is an attractive Cathedral city voted Best Place to live by the Sunday Times in 2018 and regularly topping similar polls. This Roman walled city benefits from excellent connectivity standing as it does almost equidistant between North and South. The road and rail network make it a popular location for business and residential property alike with both London and Edinburgh served by an average of 40 trains daily and travel times between 1 hour 50 minutes to London King's Cross and just over 2 hours to Edinburgh. Whilst embracing its history the city benefits from a thriving cafe culture with an array of artisan and well known bars and restaurants, excellent shopping and diverse culture with several theatres, an impressive art gallery and a world class racecourse together with excellent schooling/educational facilities including a Russell Group University and world renowned science park.