Rooms with a view trans­formed in a no-ex­pense-spared makeover

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - 26 Har­low Moor Drive, Har­ro­gate

B&B. “The pre­vi­ous own­ers had done some work, but the house still had some brown swirly car­pets and a big car park at the rear,” says Scott.

“But we loved the lo­ca­tion and saw it as a blank can­vas.”

The Bar­r­a­cloughs have spent the past 13 years giv­ing the 3,500 sq ft house a com­plete, no­ex­pense spared makeover.

They started with the en­trance hall, where 1970s par­quet floor­ing was re­placed with lime­stone. The roof and the heat­ing sys­tem have been re­placed and the top floor trans­formed into a study and a mas­ter bed­room suite with bath­room and dress­ing room.

Ev­ery room in the house was dec­o­rated and, in some cases, re­dec­o­rated un­til the per­fect colour was found. “The hall­way has been painted three times since we’ve been here,” says Scott. “It started out yel­low, then pale blue and now it’s a bold dark blue.”

The cou­ple, both lawyers, have spared no ex­pense on the ren­o­va­tion and the re­sults are stun­ning.

The kitchen was de­signed and fit­ted by Sum­mer­bridge-based Clar­ity Arts and the be­spoke com­pany also fit­ted the en-suite bath­room and built-in fur­ni­ture in the sit­ting room.

The prop­erty now boasts a re­cep­tion hall, din­ing room, draw­ing room and break­fast kitchen on the ground floor, while on the lower ground floor

It has the most won­der­ful views from the top of the house, we put the sit­ting room on the first floor.

there is a boot room, store room and util­ity room.

On the first floor there is a sit­ting room with views across the gar­dens, two bed­rooms and two bath­rooms, while on the sec­ond floor there is a study/bed­room four, the mas­ter bed­room suite and dress­ing room/bed­room five.

Out­side, there is a rear gar­den with deck­ing and pa­tios.

“Chang­ing the house to our taste has been a long process but we are very happy with what we have done and we’re sell­ing now be­fore it gets to a point here ev­ery­thing needs re-do­ing,” says Scott.

The Bar­r­a­cloughs are sell­ing to move to York for fam­ily rea­sons.

“We will miss this house. It has the most won­der­ful views from the top of the house, which is why we de­cided to put the sit­ting room on the first floor and to have blinds rather than cur­tains so that the view wouldn’t be ob­scured,” says Scott.

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