ONE of North Leeds' most historic homes has been put up for sale – offering buyers the chance to follow in the footsteps of a famous son of the city.
Gledhow Manor, a grade II listed mansion, nestling on the edge of Allerton Park, Chapel Allerton and Roundhay, was originally built for the businessman Major Bagnal, the proprietor of Kirkstall Forge.
When it was constructed in 1903, Yorkshire sculptor Barbara Hepworth was being born; Bradford City Football Club was playing its inaugural match; and a radio broadcast between the UK and America was taking place for the first time.
Now, 114 years later, a three-bedroom executive home in the ground floor West Wing of the mansion formerly known as Red House because of the colour of its distinctive American slates - is on the market through the Roundhay office of Linley & Simpson.
Jeremy Bladon, valuations manager at the branch, said: This is a home with a story to tell and offers house-hunters a rare chance to live in a converted Neo-Georgian mansion steeped in Leeds history.
The building has been superbly restored, retaining the grandeur of the original Queen Anne revival style villa, including a magnificent full height galleried entrance atrium.
Chapel Allerton has grown in popularity over recent years to become one of Leeds most sought-after places to live and work and this period property combines history with the vibrancy that the village now enjoys.
Boasting a sweeping driveway to a pillared entrance, the apartment consists of an imposing communal entrance hall/atrium which was originally designed to exhibit Major Bagshaws art collection, having an open fire and a grand staircase, this adds a real wow factor to this amazing home.
The apartments front door leads to the entrance hallway; kitchen/dining room; a gorgeous bay fronted lounge/drawing room; rear hall; three bedrooms including a master with en-suite facilities and a house bathroom.
There is a further private storage room/study in the communal hall and a dry cellar room accessed at the rear of the property.
With original sash windows, gas central heating, and an abundance of original features, Gledhow Manor also has well-maintained, mature landscaped grounds to the front, side and to the rear with the apartment enjoying a pleasant outlook over them.
There is also an en-block garage with an electronic remote controlled up-and-over door.
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