I can see for miles... the stun­ning eco-house that has views to envy

Yorkshire Post - Property - - FRONT PAGE - Sharon Dale

“At the same time I wanted it to have a Mediter­ranean feel whilst keep­ing the beauty of York­shire stone.

“We built the house on three lev­els as we wanted one level straight out onto the gar­den, the next level with a large ter­race with views over the gar­den and be­yond and the top floor with ter­races from the bed­rooms and a wide bridge, mak­ing full use of the un­in­ter­rupted views of the beau­ti­ful York­shire coun­try­side.”

Eco and en­ergy ef­fi­cient fea­tures in­clude a rain water har­vest­ing sys­tem that feeds the toi­lets, wash­ing ma­chine and gar­den, a heat re­cov­ery sys­tem and an air source heat pump. It is also easy to clean. All the win­dows have self-clean­ing glass and there is a cen­tral vac­u­um­ing sys­tem.

The project took 18 months and the re­sult is a stun­ning home full of be­spoke fea­tures made by joiner Yaakov Ye­hezkiel.

It boasts a gal­leried hall, dou­ble height liv­ing room, study, din­ing kitchen, util­ity room, cinema room, mu­sic room, games room, gym, mas­ter be­d­room suite, five fur­ther bed­rooms and five bath­rooms, a dou­ble garage and large gar­dens.

An AMX smart home sys­tem en­ables Rafi to con­trol ev­ery­thing from the se­cu­rity and sound sys­tem to the heat­ing and light­ing from any­where in the world. He can even open the door re­motely via his mo­bile phone or ipad.

“My son and I are very tech­ni­cally minded. As the say­ing goes ‘lit­tle boys and their toys’. We had great fun sourc­ing and then us­ing ev­ery­thing,” says Rafi who is now re­luc­tantly sell­ing to re­lo­cate abroad.

“We love the beauty and se­cu­rity of Bracken Park, the view and the neigh­bours.

“We have en­joyed ev­ery mo­ment liv­ing in our home and the only rea­son that we are leav­ing is be­cause we are mov­ing out of the area.

“If we could pick up the house and the stun­ning gar­dens and view we would have loved to but that is im­pos­si­ble.”

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