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This gorgeous three bedroom top floor duplex apartment exudes character and style in equal measure, and simply must be viewed to appreciate not only the generous levels of space and magnificent views towards Blackpool and the Cumbrian hills, but also the thoughtful design, both of the interior of the property, but more generally, the development itself which has seen the renovation and restoration of one of Ormskirk’s landmark buildings ‘The Water Tower’ which was originally built around 1850 and boasts six storeys topped by the large metal water tank which forms the third level of this stunning home.
Offering apartment style living of the sort which is normally reserved for the fashionable city centres of Manchester or Liverpool, the conversion has created a real ‘grand designs’ type property. Once a building designed for function over aesthetics, it has been re-modelled into a new purpose for the 21st century, retaining distinctive architectural elements such as the side projectile pipes and arched windows, the building has been sympathetically converted into two executive apartments and provides a real lesson in how to blend character and contemporary flair.
Whilst offering all the conveniences one would expect of a modern home, the property has lost none of its charm, a particular highlight being the cast iron support beams of the water tower which provide rustic acknowledgements to the building’s industrial past. One enters the building via the secure telephone entry system, and proceeds via the lift-service to the fourth floor, where one can access the private living spaces, entering via the sizeable reception hallway and through into the main living area with a dining room and open plan kitchen which emphasises the feeling of space, as well as the neutral decor and high quality of fixtures and fittings. The kitchen itself affords an array of quality fitted wall and base units with ample workspace, a breakfast bar, quartz tops and integrated appliances. Further accommodation highlights include a 14’ lounge, two lovely bedrooms, a third bedroom/study, a stylish modern bathroom and a quality three piece en-suite shower room.
Externally, the property has the benefit of a shared stylish sun terrace, which can be enjoyed all year round due to its sheltered manner of construction, ensuring low maintenance living does not necessarily mean that one is without a space in which to relax with a glass of wine in the sunshine.
Resting in a convenient location, the property is just a short distance from Ormskirk town centre ensuring a host of local shops and amenities are close at hand, along with superb public transport links, with Liverpool and Manchester easily accessible which will be ideal for those with a commute to consider. Other benefits include gas central heating and double glazing.