A fam­ily home which has it all

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - The Gables, South Crosland, Hud­der­s­field. Price: £1.1m. Con­tact: York­shire’s Finest, tel: 01484 689880, www. york­shires­finest.org

BUILD­ING plots in the best lo­ca­tions are rare, which is why Jus­tine and Mark Wil­cox de­cided to look for a prop­erty they could re­place.

The two be­d­room bun­ga­low they bought in a prime spot with panoramic views is now a 5,400 sq ft lux­ury five-be­d­room home with its own in­door swim­ming pool and gym.

“We got plan­ning per­mis­sion be­fore we bought the bun­ga­low and luck­ily for us the land it was classed as an in­fill plot so we didn’t have to stick to the foot­print of the orig­i­nal house,” says Jus­tine, who project the man­aged the build with in­valu­able help and ad­vice from her dad John Wat­son, a brick­layer.

“I was also very in­volved in the de­sign. I wanted sep­a­rate spa­ces, rather than any­thing too open plan down­stairs. I was also keen to have a sep­a­rate lounge area for our two daugh­ters.”

The build started in Oc­to­ber 2006 and the fam­ily moved into their new home in Jan­uary 2008 and the house now boasts an en­trance hall with con­tem­po­rary glass and steel stair­case, a cloak­room, din­ing room, sit­ting room, study, util­ity room and a din­ing kitchen that in­cludes ev­ery­thing from a cof­fee ma­chine to a cham­pagne cooler and in­te­gral bar­be­cue.

The leisure com­plex in­cludes an en­ter­tain­ment room with pool ta­ble and sit­ting area, a swim­ming pool, gym and en­suite shower room.

Up­stairs, there is a lav­ish mas­ter suite with a stand alone bath and dou­ble shower unit plus his and hers dress­ing rooms. There are two fur­ther suites with dress­ing rooms and en-suites plus two more dou­ble bed­rooms and a house bathroom. Out­side, there is a gated en­trance, park­ing area, triple garage and gar­dens.

Jus­tine and Mark are sell­ing now that their daugh­ters have grown up and moved on.

“I love the house, but it is re­ally too big for just the two of us. It needs a fam­ily to fill it,” says Jus­tine.

LUX­URY: In­side there are five bed­rooms and a leisure wing.

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