Built in 1927 our 5 bedroom Georgian detached family home is a fine example of period architecture fused with modern living. Offering 3424 square feet of living, the property has been extended to provide an Orangery and has a further two reception rooms, large dining kitchen, study and ample off road parking with double garage.
Designed and built by a renowned family in Halifax who were wine and wood merchants, White Chimneys is a great family home tucked away into a corner with spacious wrap around gardens and ample off road parking behind electric gates.
As soon as you enter the property through the internal porch you alight into the most handsome entrance hall with ornate fireplace, galleried landing and traditional wood panelling.
The dining kitchen with laundry room to the side is furnished with a vast range of French Oak cabinets with granite work surfaces. Integral appliances include a Rangemaster with warming zone, dishwasher, double fridge and freezer and a fabulous walk in pantry. A Travertine flooring flows throughout with doors to the garden leading from the dining are a to the flagged patio, perfect for al fresco dining.
The laundry room with two Belfast sinks and a large kreel is perfect for a busy family home. Added to this is a boot room, perfect station to decloak and house dogs after enjoying a local walk and the all essential wine store.
The ground floor includes three generous reception rooms offering choices in layout to new owners. The principle sitting room is a fabulous fusion of traditional design blended with contemporary preferences. Keeping original features but presented in white, the sitting room has a large bay window and leaded internal windows looking toward the orangery. A wood burning fire place sits centre stage to the room with generous dimensions for oversized family seating. An orangery is a huge reception space perfect for those social gatherings, especially given the connection to the exterior. Used currently as a home gymnasium, this would also make for a lovely studio.
The formal dining room is used as a snug reception, overlooking the south facing garden with living flame gas fire. The property also has a study, perfect for working from home and we have been informed it is equipped with 200 Mbps broadband.
The first floor leads to five bedrooms, two of which have shower ensuite facilities. The galleried landing is simply stunning, one of the characterful features that a period property offers with ornate balustrading, and the owners have set dramatic lighting as centre stage.
The two main bedrooms look toward the south facing elevation with the master ensuite having recently been refurbished to provide a double walk in shower with rainforest shower head and hand held shower, Gravena sink with drawer unit, Roca low level w.c. and a sensor vanity mirror with shaving and toothbrush charging points.
The further three bedrooms include two large double rooms and a single used currently as a second home office. All have exclusive use of the house bathroom which is again to a traditional arrangement with a contemporary feel and includes both a bath and a separate shower unit.
The property has a fully boarded attic with staircase and electrics.
Externally there is a double garage accessible internally from the property and has large wrap around gardens that are entirely private from the avenue.
The heating system has been completely modernised in recent years.
Positioned in the Skiroat Green location of Calderdale, it is served by many popular amenities. The main school in the Skircoat Green area is All Saints CofE J&I School. It provides primary education from Reception through to Year 6 and is consistently ranked as one of the best primary schools in Calderdale.
LOCATION Rawson Avenue is a desirable residential area of Halifax given the well regarded schooling and wide variety of shops on its high street. Exceptionally close to Manor Heath Park with its 19 landscaped acres offering a variety of curated gardens, sand & water play areas & forested paths. Again only 6 minutes from Milner Royd nature park, the property also benefits from proximity to the Calder and Hebble canal ways, always popular for walks and to enjoy the benefits of restaurants and cafes that can be found along their path Running for 21.5 miles between Sowerby Bridge and Wakefield, the Calder & Hebble was designed to extend navigation from the Aire and Calder Navigation at Wakefield to Halifax, and later Sowerby Bridge.
Rawson Avenue is a comfortable driving distance from the M62 making it a popular destination for commuters whilst the surrounding district is peppered with villages and towns offering boutique and artisan stores and markets. The property is a few minutes walk to both Calderdale Royal hospital and Skircoat Green which includes cafes, a local pub and post office.
EXTERIOR As soon as you enter through the electric gates, you are met by fabulous architecture with large tarmacadam driveway to the front and side of the house.
The lawn is south facing and enjoys the benefits of both a plum and pear tree. The laurel border steps back much further than you would first imagine making for even larger grounds than you would initially expect.
The property has a flagged patio station running most of the length of the property from the orangery therefore producing plenty of spaces for garden furniture and sun bathing.
White Chimneys has a double garage which is integral to the property.