Set back from tree laden Harpers Lane, a large, detached, red-brick, bay fronted, handsome home captivates the eye.
Take a closer look…at Number 106, Harper Lane, it is the exquisite attention to detail that truly sets it apart from the eclectic selection of properties along this prestigious lane.
Purchased in 2012 and renovated with love, the current owners have transformed the home, celebrating rather than retaining its 1930s charm in painstaking detail throughout the property.
Mock Tudor front has been followed in black cedar detail throughout.
Park up on the extensive driveway, next to the front lawn, its borders filled with hazy blues and sunset reds and oranges from poppies, calendula and comfrey in the summer time.
Head for the bespoke front door, a striking curved archway opening to the home, with stained glass and tall windows drawing light into the entrance hall.
Exposed brick to the wall housing the front door contrasts sharply with the light, open and airy whitewashed walls. Solid oak from the bespoke front door harmonises with the light oak floors and oak spindles of the staircase which curves up to the right.
Oak fire doors feature throughout the home, with oak skirtings too, no detail has been omitted and no expense spared in creating a home that doesn’t simply feel the part, but that is the real deal.
Cosy warmth comes with a grand twist in the living room, located through the door to the left.
Suspended in the high ceiling, a Moroccan lantern adds atmospheric charm to this relaxing room, decorated in tones of hessian, natural wood and raspberry.
Adding to this atmosphere, a high efficiency Chesneys recreation woodburner gas fire in cream cheers the room with a toasty glow on winter evenings.
Light streams in through the curved bay window; note the gentle curve of the bespoke oak skirting board.
Where better to unwind and relax in the evenings?
Directly ahead from the entrance hall is the heart of the home: its showstopping kitchen-diner.
Mouthwatering cream-coloured units complement the off-white walls, contrasting with the splashes of red in the Smeg fridge-freezer, dishwasher and designer vertical radiator in the dining area.
Bespoke cut glass splashbacks stand behind the electric hob, overhung by a curved glass and steel extractor hood.
Next to the fridge, a Smeg double oven is fitted. Treacle-toned walnut worksurfaces gleam beneath the spotlighting.
A truly breathtaking kitchen.
Take a seat at the peninsula breakfast bar and enjoy conversation over dinner preparations.
To the opposite side, a dining table, book shelf and sideboard all in a rustic wooden finish, in keeping with the kitchen-diner theme, are set before a prominent red brick fireplace, within which an eye-catching wine rack is housed.
Centre stage is the stunning curved patio door which slides open to allow for alfresco dining on the curved, block-paved terrace beyond. Also looking out to a circular lawn and a pergola covered in colourful climbers, the view from indoors is idyllic.
Sneak a peek to the detached gym, which also features a utility room and WC. Ideal for use as a games room, man cave, or home office, there is even the potential to convert this building into an independent cottage for a dependent relative, subject to obtaining the relevant permissions.
When dinner’s done and it’s time to retire for the evening, return to the entrance hall and glance up at the impressive sight of light flooding in through the grand stained-glass window as you ascend the carpeted spindle staircase.
Emerge on the landing of the first floor, where three double bedrooms await.
Immediately to the right discover the gleaming white family bathroom.
Grey porcelain tiles coat the floor with a smooth, deep, oval freestanding tub beneath the window. Cascading water down is the pillar fountain tap to the side.
Also fitted with a floating, Bauhaus pebble sink with storage beneath, the top-quality finish in here is self-evident. Take a refreshing spritz beneath the Merlin shower.
South-facing and serenely set to the rear of the house, the master bedroom, clad in oak and hessian, awaits.
Off-white walls add a dash of warmth to this soothing space. Grandly-sized, plenty of space for the current selection of natural wood wardrobes, dressing tables and double bed.
In the bay window, an oak topped window seat fits the curve perfectly, with storage beneath.
Similarly, spacious, a second substantial double bedroom lies to the front of the house, this time featuring a white-topped window box, replete with storage and overlooking the leafy lane to the front.
Currently serving as a home office, the third double bedroom features a selection of fitted wardrobes.
Take the stairs up to the third floor, where a perfectly private fourth bedroom waits to be discovered.
Decorated in soft blue and crisp white, its sloped ceilings add an attic-charm, with soft biscuit coloured carpet underfoot.
Cleverly housed above the staircase, the shower room features terracotta toned tiling, with a heated towel rail, wash basin and WC also to hand.
Eaves storage is located in both the fourth bedroom and its handsome ensuite.
“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.” - Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden.
Step out into the wonderland garden that awaits. Swirling paving and patios offer a selection of spots in which to sit and soak up the sunshine.
Mature planting provides screening and shelter from wind, and the decking is low maintenance and safe.
Safe and secure for children and pets alike. A black cedar fence marks the boundary at the back, contrasting perfectly against the lush green of the established foliage.
Out and about
So much lies on your doorstep at Number 106, Harpers Lane.
Within five minutes’ walk is the Ainsworth Arms pub, whilst The Stork Tavern, also nearby, has been recently renovated.
In summertime, a fifteen-minute stroll takes you to Heaton Road Cricket Club, the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon watching the match.
Fresh air and the great outdoors are never far away, literally two minutes from the house is a copse, through which you can reach Moss Bank Park and continue on to Barrow Bridge, and from there to Winter Hill.
Improve your handicap at the local golf course, only three minutes’ drive away.
Amenities are plentiful, with Morrisons your most local supermarket only a three-minute car ride away. A local convenience store on Adrian Road remains open until 9pm, whilst local sandwich shop the Bread Basket is famed for its delicious beef and onion sandwiches.
On the fringes of the countryside with easy access to major road links, Number 106, Harpers Lane really has it all.
Perfect for families and those who love to entertain, for a bespoke, contemporary home true to its heritage, 106 Harpers Lane is a large four bedroomed detached home that will leave you never wanting to leave.
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