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76 Bootham

Guide Price £1,695,000

Outstanding townhouse, garden and garage on a prestigious York street

Bootham is flanked with Georgian and early Victorian properties culminating in Bootham Bar, an eleventh century gateway on the site of a Roman fortress.  It is probably York’s most handsome street. No. 76 is a grand house that stands discreetly on Bootham’s southern flank, a leisurely amble from the medieval walls that enclose the city centre.  The entire property has been the subject of a meticulous renovation, giving rise to a substantial and stylish townhouse that combines period elegance with a high tech finish. It comes with a landscaped walled garden, a garage and a parking space.

Mid nineteenth century features abound within this beautifully restored property: there are bay windows on three storeys, deep skirting, handsome fireplaces in the reception rooms and attractive cast iron fireplaces in many of the bedrooms, a sweeping staircase that ascends to the second floor with a polished handrail, restored and newly crafted multi-paned sash windows, working shutters on the ground floor, cast iron column radiators, traditional panelled doors, and refined plasterwork such as a lotus leaf ceiling rose in the sitting room. The entire property has been newly decorated with Farrow & Ball paints and, alongside the comprehensive programme of renovation, the installation of the latest technology has created a comfortable and high-functioning modern home.  No. 76 is a super-insulated property with an efficient heating system that includes underfloor and zoned heating controlled by an app, there are high specification kitchen and bathrooms, a fire repression sprinkler system, countless data points with usb chargers, and a one-phase electricity supply to the garage for rapid EV charging.  A damp proof course has been installed and, outside, the house has been re-roofed with new leadwork and guttering.


From the staircase hall, handcrafted stone steps descend to the lower ground floor kitchen/living space that extends some 33 ft and usefully provides secondary front and rear entrances to the property and generous storage space. Here the kitchen breakfast room has a large window above the sink that swathes the room in natural light, an island unit with breakfast bar, integrated Neff appliances, a larder cupboard separate  pantry, and suitable space for wine storage.  The dining area includes a handsome fireplace and an external door, flanked by windows, that gives access to the south west facing lower garden terrace. In addition to the kitchen, a large and light-filled laundry room sits on the ground floor. There are three further formal reception rooms, all elegantly proportioned and all with restored fireplaces. The first floor drawing room is the grandest room of the house with wood panelling, fine plasterwork, a marble fireplace and a pair of windows, including a bay, giving a leafy outlook across the park. Six bedrooms and three bathrooms are located on the second and third floors, served by a useful butler’s pantry. The top floor ceilings rise into the roof space and a lightwell infuses the landing in natural light. The bathrooms are luxuriously fitted and those on the second and third floors have each been fitted with a shower and a freestanding bath. The second floor bathroom is Jack and Jill style with a double vanity unit, louvre shutters and underfloor heating.

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