A mag­i­cal house that’s packed to rafters with se­crets and sur­prises

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sell­ing. My girl­friend and I want to cre­ate a home to­gether but there’s so much of me in this house it wouldn’t be fair to ask her to share it. I’ve re­ally en­joyed liv­ing here and mak­ing it my own but it’s time to move on.”

Alex’s house on Wheat­ley Road, Ben Rhy­d­ding, is for sale for £474,950.

On the ground floor there is an a re­cep­tion hall, large liv­ing kitchen with oak units, din­ing and sit­ting ar­eas, sit­ting room with orig­i­nal fire­place and a din­ing room . Steps in the hall lead down to the lower ground floor and the orig­i­nal Vic­to­rian kitchen. This has been tanked and ex­tended to cre­ate two rooms. On the first floor, there are three bed­rooms and two bath­rooms. The sec­ond floor has a read­ing room, pul­pit with mez­za­nine, two bed­rooms and a bath­room. Ou­side, there is park­ing and a gar­den.

PIC­TURES: BRUCE ROLLINSON

Alex Cooper has ren­o­vated this Vic­to­rian prop­erty in Ben Rhy­d­ding, near Ilk­ley, to cre­ate a mag­i­cal home full of col­lecta­bles, me­men­toes and un­usual fea­tures such as se­cret rooms, like this bath­room con­cealed by a wardrobe, and a pul­pit. Main pic­ture, the sit­ting room re­flects his love of mu­sic with in­stru­ments in­clud­ing a vi­bra­phone.

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