With a sober historical exterior, the Ilkley Pump House is nothing like what you would expect it to be, judging from its outside stone walls and massive rectangular shape. However, an unsuspected contemporary universe opens inside the residence. This building was once a water pumping station (built in 1848), but after it went a dramatic renovation program, it became a truly spectacular home for modern living.
You can find it in Ilkley, right on the edge of Ilkley Moore, Yorkshire, England. It is a three-level mansion that flaunts sophisticated interiors and contemporary decors. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the residence, plus two receptions. Amenities include a state-of-the-art kitchen, a top-notch home cinema, and even a hydraulic car lift.
The Ilkley estate agents describe it as “straight out of a James Bond movie”, and we can’t exactly accuse them of exaggeration. High-quality, expensive materials and bespoke furnishings make this home worthy of its price: £725,000 (approx. $1,138,000).
Its location too is ideal: it is close to numerous boutique shops, traditional pubs, fine restaurants, everyday stores and wine bars. The surroundings are perfect for countryside walks, but the Ilkley Pump House also provides easy access to different sports facilities: lido pools, golf, cricket, rugby and golf clubs. Living here must be simply wonderful!