At first glance, I though this was some midcentury place in California. Then I remembered where I was browsing – discovering that this is actually a Paul Brady-designed four bedroom house in Totley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Oh yes, it’s also just been discounted significantly if you fancy it.
It was constructed around eight years ago, created by designer Paul Brady and a mixture of steel, glass and timber. Rather like a Huf Haus, it’s a design for the present, but with a polite nod to the past.
The accommodation is laid out over two floors, predominantly open plan and with quality fittings and gadgets – underfloor heating throughout, sealed unit double glazing, integrated sound system, mood lighting…you get the idea.
Nip inside through a broad canopy and a solid cherry front entrance door and you’ll find a living kitchen with all the appliances you’ll need, leading to the ‘living section’ that opens to a rear decked terrace, a utility room, the lounge, with views of the water features and gardens, a sitting room and an inner hall, a shower room/WC, a bedroom and the master bedroom suite – which has the bedroom, an en-suite shower room and a dressing room.
Head down the staircase and you’ll find a TV/games room, a third bedroom, a bedroom/study and a store room. Take it from me, there’s a lot of detail about each of those rooms, so check out the listing for the complete lowdown.
Outside, there’s a drive, landscaped gardens via double opening security gates and a block paved driveway. There is also a block paved parking area for several vehicles including turning space, ornamental drystone walling, extensive gardens, a timber deck with access from that dining room for sheltered outdoor eating, plus those water features.
Originally, it was on the market for around £675,000, but right now, the house is up for sale for £575,000. That’s a massive £100,000 off the asking price, although it’s still a house on the pricey side.