Here’s a tantalising glimpse of how the super-rich other half lives in Leeds.
The most expensive house on the market anywhere across the city this year has just been sold.
Situated on leafy Ling Lane in Scarcroft, the nine-bedroom new-build mansion had an asking price of £3.495m.
It has been snapped up for an undisclosed seven-figure sum in a sale overseen by Simon Wright, partner at the Harrogate office of property experts Carter Jonas.
And these pictures of the house’s exterior and interior reveal exactly what a millionaire home-buyer gets for his or her money these days.
Mr Wright told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “The old adage – location, location, location – certainly rings true for this property.
“At almost 11,000 sq ft it is also one of the largest houses we have sold – many would regard a property of half the size as a substantial home.
“It was finished to the highest standards I have seen, both in terms of its build quality and the internal specification, with many of the materials sourced from abroad.
“I was delighted to be chosen to bring this unique property to the market and it will certainly be one of the finest houses to be sold in Yorkshire this year.”
The house has been built on what was effectively a double plot, creating a secluded setting in landscaped grounds.
A bespoke kitchen is at the heart of the property, which also boasts underfloor central heating, folding door sets and an integrated Sonos audio system. Details of its buyer are not being made public.
*Ambitious developments and spectacular deals have long been a staple of the Leeds property market.
Back in 2008, Oakhill House, on the border of Roundhay and Alwoodley, was on sale for £4.5m.
The YEP revealed in 2003 that ex-Leeds United boss David O’Leary was having a sprawling des res built at Sicklinghall, near Wetherby.
And in 1997, the city made headlines when plans were unveiled for its first £1m flat, a penthouse home in a redeveloped warehouse on Dock Street.