FARN­LEY HEY: THE IN­SIDE STORY

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FARN­LEY Hey’s cre­ator Peter Womer­s­ley was one of Bri­tain’s most cel­e­brated mod­ernist ar­chi­tects, whose work in­cludes the sports cen­tre for the Univer­sity of Hull.

The prop­erty has a kitchen and open plan liv­ing space on the ground floor, which is split level and in­cludes, a din­ing area, cloak­room, study and an area known as the “dance­floor” due to its wooden floor and in­built au­dio sys­tem de­signed for John Womer­s­ley’s en­er­getic par­ties. On the mez­za­nine level, there is a sitting area with spec­tac­u­lar views, while the split level first floor has a li­brary, four bed­rooms and two bath­rooms. Out­side, there is a drive­way and dou­ble garage. The house sits on ap­prox­i­mately 1.2 acres of land, which is partly wooded and partly laid to lawn bor­der­ing open coun­try­side. as my par­ents did. They loved it as it was and didn’t want it to change,” says Robert.

Find­ing an­other cus­to­dian as ded­i­cated as Joe Bat­tye seems likely. When it was first built, Farn­ley Hey was mis­taken for a café, ac­cord­ing to Peter But­ler, of Bramleys, Hud­der­s­field. Now it is one of the most cel­e­brated houses in Bri­tain and would-be buy­ers from all over Bri­tain are ex­press­ing in­ter­est in it.

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