Some­thing new is caus­ing a big stir in Sh­effield

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - Sharon Dale Storth Hol­low, Ran­moor, Sh­effield Prices: £725,000 to £950,000 Con­tact: Jaguar Es­tates, tel: 0114 257 1717, www. storth­hol­

IT takes a brave de­vel­oper to push de­sign bound­aries in a slug­gish mar­ket, but Sh­effield­based Jaguar Es­tates’ courage look set to pay off.

The com­pany is cre­at­ing a ham­let of eight con­tem­po­rary houses in the grounds of Ran­moor Hall and though the pres­ti­gious lo­ca­tion, close to the May­field Val­ley and the Peak District Na­tional Park, is en­tic­ing, the ar­chi­tec­ture is also prov­ing a big draw for buy­ers who want some­thing dif­fer­ent.

The prop­er­ties that make up Storth Hol­low have been de­signed by award-win­ning Coda Stu­dios ar­chi­tects, The Mod­ernist-style homes are be­ing built in a mix of tra­di­tional and mod­ern ma­te­ri­als, so the fab­ric is in­su­lated tim­ber frame topped with lo­cally-sourced stone along with zinc cladding and ren­der.

The win­dows and bi-fold­ing doors are framed in grey alu­minium and open onto south­west­erly fac­ing ter­races that are po­si­tioned to ben­e­fit from views of the sur­round­ing wood­lands.

In­side, the de­vel­oper is giv­ing buy­ers the chance to in­flu­ence the lay­out and de­sign of ev­ery­thing from bath­room and kitchens to fit­tings and stair­cases. There is un­der­floor heat­ing through­out along with the op­tion to have air source heat pumps rather than a gas fired boiler.

Each prop­erty will have its own pri­vate garden along with a shared, land­scaped “se­cret garden” with two large ponds, a wa­ter­fall and stream, rock­ery, path­ways and wood­land. Tim Wadsworth of Jaguar Es­tates, says: “We had the site for about six years and ini­tially thought of putting apart­ments on there, but we changed the plan to eight de­tached homes be­cause the lo­cal author­ity were keen to see some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent on there.

“It’s a de­sir­able site and we could’ve done some­thing tra­di­tional but we were keen to ap­peal to buy­ers who wanted somthing fresh and mod­ern. Sh­effield isn’t awash with this kind of prop­erty and we knew there was a de­mand for it.”

He adds: “The style of ar­chi­tec­ture has def­i­nitely at­tracted would-be buy­ers and the re­sponse from the pub­lic has been very pos­i­tive. It’s cre­ated real ex­cite­ment and gen­er­ated a lot of hits on our web­site.”

The first houses at Storth Hol­low will be ready for oc­cu­pa­tion in Fe­bru­ary next year.

There’s a hunger for con­tem­po­rary ar­chi­tec­ture in Sh­effield and th­ese homes in Ran­moor have proved it.


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