About this home
A pair of characterful, two bedroom duplex apartments in Skipton, North Yorkshire. The two homes are located in what was once the St. Stephen’s school building, offering modern apartment living in a stunning period setting.
We’ve created two additional storeys within the building’s original structure with the use of innovative recessed mezzanine floors, which leave the lines of the original lancet windows unbroken. Apartment 2 occupies the ground and first floors, while Apartment 6 is located on the second and third floors, and both have c. 749 sq. ft. of living space.
The apartments occupy the left half of the original school frontage, facing Gargrave Road, and share the main entrance, which was once the entrance to the boys’ school. The original Gothic door will be retained and restored. Above the door is a carved date stone with the year of the school’s opening – 1854 – and the letters ADMG, which stands for ‘ad maiorem del gloriam’ – ‘for the glory of God’ – a reminder of the building’s religious origins. You’ll also notice some external repairs to the original stonework. These have been deliberately delineated with lead surrounds; emphasising the beauty in the blend of old and new.
Apartment 2 has two entrances – one via the communal main entrance hall, and one from the rear, providing easy access to the apartment’s designated parking space (Apartment 6 also has its own parking space). Both entrances lead to the L-shaped main living space, with kitchen, dining and sitting areas. Also on this floor are a combined cloakroom and utility room, and a storage cupboard. Apartment 6 has an almost identical layout, but has one entrance from the first floor landing. Though the landing is communal (it leads off a staircase from the ground floor), Apartment 6 is the only home accessed from it.
Upstairs both homes have a slightly reduced footprint, to accommodate the aforementioned mezzanine floors, but have two good-sized double bedrooms, a bathroom with bath and storage space. Exposed beams add character in both apartments, while the original vaulted ceilings make a breath-taking feature on the upper floor of Apartment 6.
Plot 2 and Plot 6 both available and priced at £265,000.
Your luxury specification includes:
Existing 19th century stonework
Off white wooden conservation windows and doors with chrome brassware
One parking space, plus four visitor spaces
Traditional or contemporary kitchen cabinetry from our range
Quartz worktop by Silestone or Fuegen and AEG appliances
Skirtings and architraves to pay homage to the architectural style of the original building
Underfloor heating to the ground floor with Heatmiser controls, enabling the heating to be controlled via phone (to Apartment 3 only)
Communal areas with heritage tiling and Victorian styling
You can view full details of our luxury specification here.
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