For sale: One of the most glamorous homes in Harrogate
Designed and built by well-known Harrogate-based interior designers Caroline and Iain Gardner, this spectacular home has been finished to an exacting standard with exceptional attention to detail.
The house sits in a quiet spot on the sought-after Duchy estate within easy reach of the town centre and nearby countryside.
The couple, who have a showroom on Montpelier Parade in Harrogate, have incorporated the best of everything over three floors of living space.
The luxury property, which has underfloor heating, intelligent lighting and a smart media system, has a large open plan living, dining and kitchen area equipped with Miele and Siemens appliances. The room also has a feature fireplace and tri-fold doors leading to an outdoor entertaining space. The ground floor also come with a utility room, cloakroom and a guest bedroom with ensuite, which is now used as a study.
A bespoke steel and glass, cantilevered staircase leads to the first and second floors. The first floor has a master bedroom suite with its own sun terrace and a cinema room/bedroom.
The second floor has two further bedrooms, a house bathroom and a TV area.
“The second floor is an ideal teenage retreat and has stunning views across the garden and woodland,” says Iain.
Outside, there is a resin driveway providing off-street parking and an integral garage.
There is also a private parking area and double garage accessed via Kent Bank. This leads to the outside entertaining space.
This features tiered decking, a soft play area for children and a sunken terrace with external fireplace and a bio-ethanol fire. The latter connects to the ground floor of the house making it perfect for al fresco dining.
Simon Myring of Myrings estate agents, who is marketing the property, says: “I have been selling homes in Harrogate and the surrounding villages for 25 years and I still get goosebumps when I see a total one-off home like this.
“I travel to America every year to visit friends and I have been fortunate enough to visit some exceptional properties in Miami, New York and L.A.
“Kent Road has been designed in a similar fashion to some of those by leading architects and property moguls in the States.
“It embraces state-of-the-art technology, quality and a contemporary, open-plan family feel.
“Located in a quiet, leafy back water on the sought-after Duchy estate and within a short walk of highly reputable schools and the flourishing town centre, this house is a very exciting opportunity for a discerning buyer this summer.”
Although the Gardners designed and built this as their forever home, they have itchy feet and are looking to team up with a forward-thinking architect for their next self-build project. “This is an avenue we want to focus on over the next five years, while still maintaining showrooms in Harrogate,” says Iain.
Kent Road, Harrogate
Contact: Myrings, tel:01423 566400, www.myringsestateagents.com
*Caroline Gardner Design is on Montpellier Parade, Harrogate, www.carolinegardnerdesign.com