A COUPLE and their four sons made the most of a cul-de-sac home that was in need of some love and attention.
And as their surname was Pollard, it seemed appropriate that one of the first things they did was to cut down the trees that obscured the far-reaching views from the rear garden.
Tony Pollard said the detached bungalow in Bryan Road, off Hullen Edge Road, Elland, was an ideal “fix-up project”.
He, his wife Susan and their sons moved into the property in June 2003. Their previous home had been a substantial Victorian property in Brighouse which the couple had put their own stamp on.
The Elland bungalow became their next project.
Mr Pollard says: “It was built in 1976 and the gentleman who built it lived in it and died in it and during that time had never modernised it, so it was very ‘avocado’.
“We refurbished the inside, from top to bottom. When we moved in we wanted a big property but three of our four lads have now flown the nest. Only the youngest, Adam, is still living here.
“Now it’s a case of down-sizing and looking for another project.
“It is a great family home. One of the best things about it is the view - when you sit outside on the verandah in the summer it is absolutely fantastic.
“It gets the sun first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
“It’s a quiet location with very good neighbours.”
The property was lovingly restored by the couple to provide flexible living space for a growing family.
The elegant 20ft lounge has oak flooring and sliding double doors leading to a 20ft kitchen fitted with a wealth of integrated appliances.
The light, bright and modern kitchen, which has a stylish, fully tiled floor, benefits from a range of sunken, low-voltage downlights, making it a comfortable place to enjoy meals at any time of day.
There are French doors leading from the kitchen on to the decking, creating extra space for enjoying parties or family get-togethers and relaxing on summer evenings.
The property has four bedrooms, one of which could be used to create a separate dining room if required.
The master bedroom has ensuite facilities and there is a family bathroom and separate shower room.
To the back of the property there is integral double garaging, additional storage space and a good sized utility room. The extensive drive has parking for a number of vehicles.
Mr and Mrs Pollard’s eldest son is moving to London and, the couple say, they could move into his Huddersfield home as a temporary measure until they found their next renovation project, meaning buyers would not be caught in a chain.
The bungalow is on the market with Bramleys estate agents for £325,000.