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1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire (image credit: Simon Blyth)

Updated over the years, but this 1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire still has plenty of period details in place.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

The grade II-listed Virginia House also has plenty of land and a good amount of internal space too. So well worth checking out if you are hunting for something substantial and 1930s in this part of the world.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

It’s also refreshing to see an art deco-style house with a stone finish rather than the white render you tend to see on these places. It works on this house as it is very much in keeping with property within the area too.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

But it isn’t completely original within. You have probably guessed that. I know that often divides buyers, but not everyone is looking for a ‘time capsule’. Sometimes you want a modern family home that retains some of the period character.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

This one does. Yes, the open-plan kitchen is very much a 21st-century thing and plenty of furnishings and finishes are contemporary too. But you know as well as I do that the furniture will go and everyone updates a house when they move in. Generally, this is a fairly neutral canvas to work with and as I said, there are period details (some of which are listed) still here to add in the ‘wow’ factor.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

The curved staircase, original fireplaces, that amazing art deco tiling around the bath, original sinks, the original kitchen area and of course, the moulding around the fireplace. Even some original radiators. All touches you rarely find in place in houses of this age.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

Oh yes, the land too. Around an acre of large gardens, a lengthy driveway and garages too. All of which I’ll cover in detail later. But suffice to say that you get a lot of house and a lot of garden here.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

Enter the house via and access the wide entrance hall, complete with an original radiator and a first glimpse at the curved staircase. Storage under that staircase too.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

A door off here leads to the sizeable sitting room with full-height glazing to take in the garden and access to it too. Note that the fireplace and mouldings here are both original and listed.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

Beyond that is the large dining kitchen with views to three sides over the gardens, island unit and all the contemporary fittings you would expect in this kind of design.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

The dining area has some lovely curved glazing, and twin glazed doors which give direct access out to the gardens. The room also has an Inglenook-style fireplace and some eye-catching plasterwork.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

The original kitchen area is still in place, although this listed area is actually used as a home office/general store today. Within you will find an old cast iron oven within the chimney breast, a one-and-a-half bowl ceramic sink unit with stainless steel taps and a huge amount of storage cupboards to both high and low levels.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

Also on this floor is a downstairs WC and a rear entrance lobby, with space for large appliances.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

Have a wander up the curved staircase and you’ll find the bedrooms and the family bathroom.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

The first bedroom has glazing to the front and rear (so plenty of natural light), vintage-style radiators, period-style plaster mouldings and if you hadn’t noticed, a vintage hand basin. There are twin glazed doors out to the roof terrace, which would need securing for modern-day use.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

The second bedroom again has ‘true to period’ plasterwork as well as a period wash hand basin and a view over the rear garden. The third bedroom has windows to the front and back and access to a roof terrace.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

Finally, the family bathroom, is here, which is a mix of old and new, as you might have guessed. The modern is fairly self-explanatory if you check out the photos. It’s the bath that really adds in the ‘wow’ factor.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

Sitting within stunning period tiling, the bath has a fish-mouth exit for the taps and original soap holders within the wall. That light fitting is something special too. A separate WC is just beyond this room too.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

That’s it for the internal space, but the outside is well worth talking about too.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

Around one acre surrounds Virginia House, with the garden made up of mature shrubbery and trees, as well as a rockery and a pizza oven. All of which is landscaped to a high standard. There’s also a ‘secret’ garden area which was at one time a vegetable garden, with the potential to do that once more – or whatever takes your fancy.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

A long driveway too, with a parking and turning area plus access to two garages, one of which is integral the other being detached. Of course, there is potential to convert one or both of the garages, subject to the relevant permissions. An annexe has been talked about by the current owner.

1930s art deco house in Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
(image credit: Simon Blyth)

 

But before you think about funding that work, you’ll need to consider funding the purchase of the existing house. This art deco house in Honley is on the market for £1,000,000.

Images and details courtesy of Simon Blyth. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

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