A fine Victorian double-fronted townhouse with garden and parking, in a prime location close to York city centre.
This handsome double fronted property sits within one of the most sought after and highly desirable locations available in the city centre. Once owned by famous 20th century York architect Tom Adams, it features a model of one of his cherished 'cats' on the central window sill. Arranged over three floors with an additional basement, this former Victorian townhouse has been very well maintained and recently re-roofed, providing around 4300 square feet of accommodation which provides huge potential to create an impressive and spacious family home.
The ground floor currently consists of three offices; a board room, reception area and his and hers cloakrooms - although the combined area offers the opportunity to create a generous living space with separate home-office/snug, dining room and potential to add a single storey kitchen/ diner to the rear. The front reception rooms have original bay windows, flooding the rooms with natural light. High ceilings and generous room proportions provide an excellent template when transforming the property to a modern home.
Continuing along the wide hallway sits the current reception area, leading on to another rear office. The hallway divides these two rooms and a third office providing a potential purchaser with the opportunity to either create a large, open-plan kitchen with separate dining area, or knock through to the current WC to have an entirely open living space to the rear of the house, perfect for entertaining. On the more ambitious side, a rear single storey extension with pitched roof and plenty of glazing would really take this home to the next level and make it stand out from anything in the local area.
The original staircase leads to the first floor, featuring two rooms of significant proportions. On one side a room spanning the full depth of the building offers the opportunity to create a master bedroom with en suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe, or to separate in to two large bedrooms. Across the hall two further rooms offer several options, either two good sized bedrooms, or the perfect opportunity for those who would want more living space by creating a first floor drawing room.
Moving up to the second floor, there is space to create either three further bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, ideal for growing families, or two large bedrooms complete with en suite bathrooms and dressing areas. There is an abundance of windows and natural light, coupled with ample space to create rooms of generous proportions.
This property comes with the added benefit of a sizeable basement, ideal for storage or potentially a children's play area, gym or home cinema.
Fronted by small patio areas either side of the entrance, retained by decorative cast iron railings, the bulk of the outside space is to the rear. Currently used for parking for the offices, owners would have the opportunity to completely re-landscape the area to create a city garden with patio and planted areas, incorporating off street parking space for several cars and potentially a garage or car port (subject to the necessary planning permissions).
Buyers should be aware that this property is currently registered for commercial use and therefore a change of use to residential would need to be applied for.
Indicative designs are available on request to show the ease with which the building can be converted into a four or five bedroom/bathroom home of exceptional quality.
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A beautiful building in prime York offering an excellent opportunity to create a significant family home.Ed Stoyle