House hunters searching for property in Bradford might be shocked when they stumble across what looks like a bungalow for sale with a £2.2million price tag – but all is not as it seems.
At first glance, the West Yorkshire home seems to be spread across just one level, with only a large front door and electric gates suggesting it’s nothing more than a decent-sized family bungalow.
However, take a peek around the back and the true proportions of this enormous detached property are revealed.
Called Treetops and built on a slope that disguises its grandeur, it might be the ultimate Batcave, in West Yorkshire.
Looks can be deceiving: At first glance, this home in Bradford appears to be no more than a grand bungalow. But a quick walk around the back reveals its remarkable secret
As soon as you venture around the back of the house, it is transformed into a stunning six-bedroom mansion built over three floors into a hillside
Suitably named Treetops, the home is on sale for £2.2million. The back of the property boasts a stunning staircase carrying residents down to the huge garden
The living room boasts Flos Italian lighting, two chandeliers, an ornate decorative ceiling and an elevated bay window overlooking the garden
Even within the electric gates at the front, the property resembles a one-storey property – but it drops away to deliver more
The stunning home extends across three floors and could be described as an ‘upside down’ house, with the living areas on the top level – including a kitchen, dining room and prayer room – to take advantage of the stunning views over the expansive landscape gardens.
On the next level down, there are no fewer than six bedrooms to choose from.
Move to the lowest level of the property and you’ll find a gym and sauna – ideal for Bruce Wayne types looking to work themselves into shape.
As well as an impressive granite central staircase, other fixtures and fittings include German fitted Hulsta bedroom furniture, Grohe taps, Indian polished granite tiling and America white oak flooring.
The home even boasts a stream running through its large garden and sits behind secure electric gates with a drive.
Buying agent Henry Pryor explains that the while the property may not be to everyone’s taste, it will attract interest for being a modern family home.
He said: ‘When I started in the house selling business 30 years ago the best house in Bradford would have still had an outside privy. How times and tastes have changed.
‘This is a house fit for the Northern Powerhouse – an answer to the mansions in the south and it will provide the kind of home worthy of a 21st century family whose roots no doubt are buried in the Pennines.
The home even boasts a stream running through its large garden and sits behind secure electric gates with a drive
The buying agent said the property will attract interest from families looking for a modern home. This lounge contains a bay window with excellent views of the grounds
The property’s kitchen is fitted with a range of high-end German wall and base units with black copper speckled granite work surfaces. There is even a larder connected to the kitchen
The staircase leading from the house and into the spacious garden. The lawn also boasts a stream
Spectacular views of the detached mansion’s grounds
The unusual shaped property covers three levels, with the main living areas on the ‘top’ floor
There are several balconies, including one with an entertaining space and a B&Q area
‘As with the larger homes around Ascot, in north London or along parts of the South Coast, this will not be a home for all tastes but it will be a fine residence for the right buyer who is looking to make a serious statement.’
Mr Pryor added: ‘It is a pity perhaps that Bradford doesn’t have a premiership football team, but with communication links both east and west there may well be a sportsman or businessman who appreciates the location.
‘Standing at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, this is a home that will attract the local and national interest. A fine testament to the new optimism that is sweeping the north.’
Hunters estate agents say the property is for a ‘discerning’ buyer.
They said: ‘A truly exceptional and unique six bedroom residence set in a fantastic plot with tree lined backdrop and stream.
‘Treetops has been well planned with family living and entertaining much in mind.
‘Three floors of extensive living accommodation including gymnasium/swimming pool, sauna and private showers.
‘Five bathrooms, viewing balconies and private gated access with in/out driveway.
The lower level is home to the open plan gym while running through the centre of the house is the specially designed staircase
The main bathroom has highly polished granite walls, stone non-slip flooring and a double ‘Jacuzzi’ shower with two ‘Jacuzzi’ rain shower units over with massage jets. It also contains a door leading to the sauna. There are five bathrooms
The house has an open plan gym and a sauna on the bottom floor
The house has breathtaking views of the garden. The detached property, in Bradford, West Yorkshire, is on the market with a price tag of £2.2million
The colourful kitchen includes modern appliances, tiled flooring and a separate dining area
The unique house has a decorative entrance with windows overlooking the garden
‘For the discerning buyer looking for something special then’Treetops’ is the property for you.’
They added the property is ‘truly exceptional and unique six bedroom residence situated in the most beautiful and scenic Chellow Dene area of Bradford with beautifully landscaped gardens, including tree lined backdrop and stream.’
They said it was ‘planned and designed with family living and entertaining’ in mind.
The asking price of the property is significantly higher than typical values in the wider area.
The average value of a home in the West Yorkshire city of Bradford is just shy of £130,000, according to property website Zoopla.
It also reveals that the average property price in Britain is more than double that amount at almost £310,000.
The main entrance is on the ‘top’ floor and includes wood flooring and panelling
The main dining area looks out onto one of the many balconies overlooking the garden at the rear
There is an impressive staircase that winds up through the three different levels
The sale of property is being handled by estate agents Hunters and comes with an asking price of £2,150,000
Each of the six bedrooms have sufficient space for a double bed and a study area