Tom Donnelly, your bespoke and personal North Leeds Estate Agent, is delighted to market this chain free detached three bedroom home with scope to extend subject to the necessary permissions being obtained. Potentially, a glazed link from the main house to the one or two of the outbuildings would connect the house to a beautiful studio/home office which could have a vaulted ceiling and add coveted additional reception space.
Tucked away down a pretty, private, country lane within the Adel St John’s Conservation Area, this elegant cedar-built home redefines uniqueness. With beautiful natural views from every window, set within delightful gardens and a position worthy of Country Life magazine- this is a discerningly different family home which is certainly a must see.
As soon as the house comes into view, you feel far from the hustle of the daily grind and you relax as you pull the car into the spacious drive leading to a detached cedar built garage and adjoining outbuilding both built in the vernacular style of the house with delightful feature windows and lofty eaves storage space. Subject to permissions being sought, one of these handsome buildings would make a magnificent home office/studio and you will be quite simply amazed at the plentiful space inside.There is a car inspection pit within the garage which will likely appeal to any prospective buyer with a passion for cars.
The gardens frame the house beautifully: The mature cedar tree and cottage-style planting have an effortless style that can only be created over many years. This is a family home where children can run free, dogs can lie on the lawn and parents can sit back, relax and entertain friends.
From the moment you approach Cedar House, you have a warm feeling that we can only compare to love at first sight. The surrounding countryside is enchanting and the symmetry of the architecture is immediately eye-catching. Once inside, the love affair continues…
Built in the late 1930s to exacting specifications, Cedar House offers a combination of imaginative architecture and charming design. Constructed from imported Canadian cedar wood, renowned for its beautiful, aromatic and strong features, this wonderful home sits comfortably in its pastoral setting, while blending seamlessly with the landscape beyond.
Prior to building, the wood has been subject to the ancient Japanese craft of charring which increases the longevity of the wood. This makes it incredibly resistant and robust to the elements. Cedar House is treated with linseed oil every five to ten years although cedar wood itself is naturally oily making this is non essential work, however, once the job is complete the house looks positively stunning.
Cedar House was skilfully crafted using natural materials with a meticulous eye for sensory detail: Ornate carvings, interesting architectural features, ebony door handles, tiled flooring in earthy tones, oak flooring to the entrance hall, cedar window frames and polished wooden skirting boards, The house is at one with nature and calming, but has the footprint and potential to be designed for thoroughly modern living.
The impressive front door opens to reveal a beautiful oak-panelled entrance hall, the perfect space to welcome guests with the alluring backdrop of an oak-return staircase and a feature stained glass window creating a somewhat ethereal effect. To the left, a warm and inviting living room spans the full length of the house and is dual aspect with French windows, a working fireplace and cedarwood flooring. This space lends itself wonderfully well to either entertaining friends or curling up on the sofa with a good book or film to hand.
Across the hall is the dining room, with cedarwood flooring, decorative fireplace and the ideal space for formal entertaining or maybe a home office for those whose work patterns have changed significantly in the last two years.
Towards the back of the hall is the kitchen, the heart of the home, and having stood the test of time, has cupboards, nooks and crannies which are fine examples of bespoke joinery. There is a working fireplace, a useful walk-in pantry, a separate W.C. And one of the largest utility rooms we have seen for a while - the double Belfast sinks are ready and primed for pampered pooches or muddy boots after long, Sunday afternoon country walks. There is a condensing boiler and access to a useful coal store which provides further storage space particularly for the less glamorous things in life.
To the first floor, this charming house continues to impress with a pleasing landing with oak flooring leading to three large, double bedrooms, all with glorious views and cedarwood flooring. Bedroom one has a useful wash basin, ideal for guests or growing children. Bedroom three is a comfortable double and has ample room for a desk and wardrobes. The family bathroom is a two-piece-suite with a shower over the bath, a wash hand basin and a separate toilet, which is practical for busy households in the morning rush.
To the rear of this stunning home, the south facing grounds are a gardener’s paradise: A vegetable patch, fruit trees and berry bushes provide you with your own kitchen garden for the crispiest salads and mouth-watering crumbles. Between the garage and store there is a sheltered, dry and contained area, ideal for storing logs or garden equipment. To the right of the driveway there is a west facing garden, where early in the year, there is a magnificent and much admired carpet of snowdrops. When that dazzling show comes to an end, there is an encore of beautiful bluebells. In the springtime, shady trees and colourful flowers complete the natural outdoor decor. Families that love hosting will revel in the outdoor space during the summer months. Hang up the fairy lights, swing open the doors and bring out the Pimms, topped with fresh mint from the garden, of course!
This is a house fit for generations to come, tucked into the conservation area within one of North Leeds’ most sought after villages. If you are looking for a home that is quirky, a topic of conversation and delightfully different, then we hope you will love and treasure Cedar House as much as the present owners do.
The open day is on Saturday 21st January 2023 from 9am and it would be my pleasure to show you around. Please call ahead to book your viewing in advance and I look forward to hearing from you.
Please note: Some of the external photographs have been taken over different times of the year to show the house in different seasons.
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|End terrace house||1.6%||£164,983||3||0.7|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£90,000 (1)||£235,398 (30)||£300,976 (51)||£518,602 (33)||£747,651 (26)|
|Flats||£95,706 (9)||£181,015 (24)||£244,000 (5)||-||-|
|All||£95,135 (10)||£211,227 (54)||£295,889 (56)||£518,602 (33)||£747,651 (26)|