Wishart Estate Agents are delighted to offer this rare opportunity to acquire a spacious and well-appointed three-bedroom duplex penthouse apartment. Set over floors four and five in one of the city's most exclusive developments, which was formally part of the famous Terry's Chocolate Works.
Nestled at the bottom of Bishopthorpe Road, on the doorstep of York Racecourse and lovely river walks, The Residence is located in one of York's most iconic Grade II listed buildings. As one would expect of such a distinguished development, apartments in The Residence are welcomed by a grand Art Deco entrance lobby with coded access, concierge service and lift.
Apartment 401D is a superior duplex penthouse apartment, offering over 1400 sq ft of living accommodation, and benefiting from balconies overlooking both the south and north elevations, with the most spectacular views.
Stepping into this spacious apartment you access the entrance hall which leads to the master en-suite, bedroom 2 and the ground floor bathroom with WC.
A generous cupboard is perfect for storing coats, shoes and bags. The Wi-Fi and heat exchange system controls are housed within this cupboard, and the heat exchange unit is located in the loft space. The heat exchange unit requires an annual service and filter change to operate at optimum performance. This changes a percentage of the air within the apartment and can be boosted in the summer.
Steps take you down to the master bedroom beyond the shower room en-suite. A spacious and light double room finished with neutral décor and cream carpets. High quality fitted wardrobes from Saksons provide ample storage, with room for further items of freestanding furniture if desired. Two large windows, synonymous with this listed development, allow for plenty of natural light to flow through the room from the north elevation, with wonderful views overlooking York Minster and beyond.
The luxurious en-suite shower room features a large double walk-in shower with glass screen, Villeroy and Boch Jack and Jill wash hand basin set within a generous illuminated vanity unit with mirror, and a wall mounted WC. Marble floor and wall tiles complement the feel of the room, alongside a heated chrome towel rail.
Steps lead down to bedroom 2 and the ground floor bathroom with WC.
Bedroom 2 is another generous double room overlooking the north elevation, with the same impressive views. High quality fitted wardrobes from Saksons provide excellent storage options and neutral décor and cream carpets complete the room.
The ground floor bathroom is finished to the same luxurious standard as found throughout the apartment, and briefly comprises: bathtub with shower attachment, Villeroy and Boch wash hand basin set within an illuminated vanity unit with mirror, and a wall mounted WC. A heated towel rail, stone effect floor tiles and contrasting wall tiles finish the look of the room. An understairs cupboard allows for storage of cleaning products and linen, and also houses the interface unit for the central heating/hot water system.
A carpeted staircase complete with high ceilings and a glass balustrade lead to the first floor landing and accommodation, which comprises: bedroom 3 with access to the north balcony, shower room with WC and the magnificent open plan kitchen and living area with access to the south balcony.
Bedroom 3 is another generous room, which has been fitted with high quality floor to ceiling Saksons wardrobes. Currently used as a craft/hobby room, this room is versatile and lends itself to many uses. Finished with cream carpets and neutral décor, steps and a door lead to the north balcony.
Views from the north balcony are unrivalled, showcasing the famous local landmarks, including Terry's Clock Tower, York Minster, York's historic Windmill and the White Horse at Kilburn. This balcony is the perfect spot for watching the sunset on a warm summers evening.
Across the landing is the first-floor shower room with WC. Another luxurious room, featuring a large double walk-in shower with glass screen, Villeroy and Boch wash hand basin set within a generous illuminated vanity unit with mirror, and a wall mounted WC. Stone effect floor and wall tiles and a heated chrome towel rail complete the room.
A door leads to the incredible open plan kitchen and living area.
The high specification peninsula kitchen is located to the north of the apartment, and comes with a vast array of contrasting base and wall units with white Quartz worktops over. Quality integrated appliances include: 5 ring NEFF induction hob with extractor over, wall mounted NEFF microwave oven, double NEFF electric oven, fridge freezer, full-size dishwasher and wine cooler. A Franke stainless steel sink with drainer and flexi tap sits below the elevated window above. Mains connected under unit lighting create a warm ambience, and stone effect floor tiles are perfect for this area of the home.
Mahogany toned timber effect laminate floors run throughout the rest of the living area, creating a warm and inviting space.
Perfect for entertaining but also cosy and homely, this spectacular room is illuminated by the natural light flowing through the full width glass wall to the south elevation. High ceilings give a sense of grandeur and tell the story of this historic building. The area is ideally laid out for a formal dining arrangement, plus a large lounge area. Steps lead to a set of sliding doors accessing the south balcony. A wonderful space catching the light throughout the day, which is perfect for al fresco dining. One really feels an escape from the hustle and bustle of city living, with views over the Knavesmire, York Racecourse, York Motor Yacht Club and the beautiful countryside beyond.
Heating and Hot Water:
The Evinox district heating system supplies the apartment with hot water and heating. The hot water and heating are 'on demand', unlimited and metered individually for usage. You are responsible for the maintenance of the equipment in your own apartment. The maintenance of the plant room is covered by your service charge. The Evinox system is fully controllable within your own property and remotely accessible by the manufacturer who can be contacted directly for trouble shooting if needed. Evinox 01372 746537. There is no gas supply to the building, however the main Evinox heating system within the plant room, runs on gas.
This apartment comes with two allocated, permit only, parking spaces and there is visitor parking. The development also has delivery drivers/loading bays. The parking is managed by Auto Sec 01904 862077. Bicycle storage is provided on first come first served basis, on the ground floor, to the left and right of the south entrance door. The apartment befits from a Comelit door entry-phone easycom.
With regards to external spaces, as well as the balconies and their fabulous views, the development boasts a south-facing communal Peace Garden and a small play park. This apartment really offers the best of both worlds in terms of being easy to maintain, secure lock up and leave accommodation with superb external areas. Enjoy the great outdoors both within the development and just beyond with the Knavesmire, York Racecourse and river walks into York City so close by.
Situated in the ever-popular Bishopthorpe Road area of York, The Residence is one of the city's most exclusive developments. This five storey, GII listed building is part of the former, famous, Terry's Chocolate Works, now a mixture of apartments and penthouses. Located within easy access of the Knavesmire, Rowntree Park and the parade of independent shops and cafés that the area is known for. There are also allotments nearby and a members Spa and facilities at the renowned, Middlethorpe Hall Hotel. All of which is easily accessed via well connected road networks, cycle and footpaths, not to mention York train station within the City.
Lease length 250 years from 01/01/2016.
Freeholder - Grey GR Ltd.
Property Management company - Watson Property Management.
The service charge is currently £3912.00 per year. This is charged monthly by Watson Property Management on behalf of the Residence Management Company.
The ground rent is currently £250.00 per year and is payable twice per year to Home Ground via Watson Property Management.
Estate Charge - a current Estate charge of approximately £74.00 is payable to Rendall and Rittner twice per year.
Replacement of balcony floors - we advise that works to replace balcony floors with materials that are of limited combustibility is ongoing within the development. This is an ongoing situation within the entire development. Apartment 401D does not require any works to be completed on its balcony. Further information will be made available as it is known.
Construction of the Health Care Facility:
The disabilities Trust & HBD have commenced construction of a single storey health care facility at the south side of The Chocolate Works. The development secures the future of The Disabilities Trust in York, a healthcare charity who deliver services for people with Acquired Brain Injuries.
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