Luxury loft living in the heart of York

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The Black House, Heslington Lane, York YO10 4LR

One of York’s most sensational homes – often used as the set for film and TV, and surely the only house in York where you can have a drive in movie. Hidden behind an unassuming frontage, this enormous stylish home is the perfect escape.

4 Beds

3 Baths

2 Receptions

Award winning design

1 mile to York centre

Drive In Cinema

New York Loft style

Walkthrough video

New York meets the real York

• Completely unique conversion of former workshop premises
• A simply stunning internal space, sublimely contrasting it’s subtle curb appeal
• Urban loft living on a grand scale with exposed brickwork and timbers throughout
• 4 large double bedrooms, 2 with luxury ensuite bathrooms and stylish family bathroom
• Significant free flowing tiered living space with dramatic full height vaulted ceiling
• Exceptional kitchen with fitted appliances by Bertazzoni
• Underfloor heating to ground floor and bathrooms
• Significant private roof garden with feature living wall

Voted the best Renovation Project of 2019 – Build It Awards

This award winning New York loft style home, with in excess of 4,000 square feet of living space has to be seen to be believed. Although unassuming from the black exterior, it really is like entering into an exciting tardis of delights from the moment you walk over the threshold.

The current owners have cleverly remodelled a former workshop and created a fun and contemporary place to live with the finish you would expect. If you’re looking for seclusion and privacy in a large home with enviable design – this is the one for you.

Well thought out and curated touches really make this property impressive. Hidden full height doors, imaginative lighting, the use of different materials, and reclaimed pieces that were an integral part of the building over the years, all blend together to create this unique and very individual place to call home.

Secluded luxury

The drama unfolds as you drive off Heslington Lane and enter the imaginatively lit entrance, which has the ability to turn into a drive-in movie theatre (with projector) as well as parking for numerous cars! At the end of this is a workshop/garage ….a superb area for car lovers ….and to make life super easy …a turntable has been installed to get you facing the right way when it’s time to leave!

The house still manages to surprise and impress as you make your way into the ground floor living accommodation via a hidden door – leading to a wonderful hallway with a bespoke staircase and full-height view up to the roof. The ground floor has been laid out to create a secluded space to wind down. With under floor heating throughout, there are two very generous double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a large guest or master suite with fitted wardrobes and a stunning ensuite.

Loft style living at its finest

Then comes the main showstopper – the first floor living area has the triple WOW factor. Masterfully redesigned to make the very best of this space – the split level really makes this living, dining and outside area work so effortlessly. Blending salvaged wood, exposed brick walls and original timbers as well as an industrial style Bruno wood burner. The living area (on the same level as the terrace) opens up via full size glazed doors onto an East/West facing garden terrace. Designed to make the most of the light, the terrace has been creatively finished off with a living wall. The height in the living area means the owner can even have a game of badminton if that takes their mood!
The large upper tier breakfast-kitchen and dining room is perfect for entertaining and has been designed to create sight lines and elevated views over the living area towards the roof garden and beyond. The German design kitchen sits beautifully within this conversion – sleek stainless steel and polished concrete – functional and stylish. Watch out for the cheeky pigeons though!

Off the kitchen through a reclaimed over-sized timber sliding door is a master or guest suite with fitted wardrobes, dressing area and twin shower room with floating sink. Head up to the top floor and you’ll find a sun drenched studio space with 8 roof lights – perfect as a home office, music room or even a 5th bedroom.

Lock up and leave

Externally this uniquely unassuming property is accessed from Heslington Lane. Making it an ideal ‘lock up and leave’ and providing a real sense of privacy and security.

It is situated perfectly for access to the A64, City Centre, the railway station and the university and is close to the fantastic amenities on Fulford Road. Heslington Lane is also situated in the catchment area of the highly regarded Fulford School, voted the best comprehensive school of the decade.

Explore The Black House


York is an attractive Cathedral city voted Best Place to live by the Sunday Times in 2018 and regularly topping similar polls. This Roman walled city benefits from excellent connectivity standing as it does almost equidistant between North and South. The road and rail network make it a popular location for business and residential property alike with both London and Edinburgh served by an average of 40 trains daily and travel times between 1 hour 50 minutes to London King’s Cross and just over 2 hours to Edinburgh. Whilst embracing its history the city benefits from a thriving cafe culture with an array of artisan and well-known bars and restaurants, excellent shopping and diverse culture with several theatres, an impressive art gallery and a world class racecourse together with excellent schooling/educational facilities including a Russell Group University and world renowned science park. 



The property is freehold and vacant possession will be granted upon legal completion. 



The property has all mains services. The central heating is gas fired. 



Entering York on the A19 from the A64 bypass. Continue towards York and take the right had turn on to Heslington Lane. The Black House is then on the right-hand side. 


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Toby: 07725 030377 

Office: 01904 238 222


Get in touch with Croft

Tel: 01904 238 222



Get in touch with Croft

Tel: 01904238222


Address:  Pavilion 2000 Amy Johnson Way York North Yorkshire YO30 4XT
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Address:  Pavilion 2000 Amy Johnson Way York North Yorkshire YO30 4XT

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