The blank can­vas is now a pic­ture per­fect home

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - Sharon Dale Kel­dale Nurs­eries. Dish­forth Road, Sharow, near Ripon Price: £450,000 Contact: Carter Jonas, tel: 01423 523423, www. carter­

WHEN artist and maker Richard Gow­land first viewed his house, he was thrilled by the prospect of ren­o­va­tion.

The prop­erty rep­re­sented a blank can­vas ready primed for all his ideas and now, 16 years, later it is a work of art and crafts­man­ship.

Richard says: “When I bought it there were holes in the roof and it was in a bad way. There had been a sit­ting ten­ant but she must’ve lived in the base­ment room be­cause the rest of the house wasn’t re­ally hab­it­able.

“I’ve ren­o­vated a lot of houses be­fore and I knew this could be very spe­cial. I also loved the fact it was made from hand­made brick.” mar­ble tiling in a checker­board pat­tern.

Stairs lead down to the lower ground floor, where there is a cen­tral hall giv­ing ac­cess to the break­fast kitchen with fit­ted units, an­te­room with built-in pine cup­board, pantry and coal house.

There is also ac­cess to a gar­den room con­tain­ing a well with a pe­riod stone trough and pump. On the first floor, there are three bed­rooms and a stair­case lead­ing to the sec­ond floor which has an at­tic room giv­ing ac­cess to the newly fit­ted bath­room.

Out­side, there is a raised seat­ing area with her­ring­bone brick floor with steps down to the gar­den room.

At the rear, there is an en­closed gar­den laid to lawn with fruit trees, plus park­ing area with a de­tached garage.

Richard is sell­ing to buy a prop­erty with work­shops for his ex­pand­ing busi­ness Id­iom De­sign,­iom-de­

Richard Gow­land’s home is tes­ta­ment to his artis­tic skill and crafts­man­ship.


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