At home with...architect Mark Lee

Architect Mark Lee is a partner at One 17 Design, Huddersfield. He specialises in residential design and has also created the Dyehouse range of homeware


The white stuff

Putting the “For Sale” sign up on their dream home has been very difficult for Ben and Sara Smith. The couple have transformed what was a bog-standard 1980s property into a stunning, contemporary abode they have renamed “The White House”.

Prepare you property before you put it on the market

Top ten tips for preparing a property for a speedy spring sale

Sheree Foy, property consultant, Source Harrogate,

Cinema rooms, like this from Finite Solutions, are popular with buyers.

Makeover fever but what will add value to a home?

Peak property makeover time approaches. Sharon Dale reports on what will add value to your home.

Canny agents can interpret the language of would-be buyers

Buyers’ language is not lost in translation with Tim

Estate agent Tim Blenkin turns the tables on buyers as he translates their language to bring true meaning.

The family room

For sale: stylish Ilkley home with award-winning garden studio

Sedbergh Park, Ilkley

Price: £499,950

The kitchen is by Siematic

Gorgeous grand design in Harrogate

Fulwith Mill Lane, Harrogate


Burnby Hall.

Take Five... Gorgeous Yorkshire homes

There are plenty of places in Yorkshire to find inspiration for home and garden. Here are five events to get you started:

Netheredge from the front

Super-size self-build in need of £500,000 of finishing touches

Netheredge, Lands Lane, Knaresborough

Price: £3m

Picture posed by models

One in four waiting for an inheritance before they can buy a house

ONE in four young people are pinning their hopes on an inheritance to get a foothold on the property ladder, research out today reveals.

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Deborah Devonshire and Stella Tennant, Chatsworth, 2006. Picture: Mario Testino

Classic couture: 500 years of Chatsworth fashion

Chatsworth is the kind of place where they like to do things properly. So, when Laura Cavendish, Countess of Burlington, had the idea for an exhibition dedicated to fashion it was never going to just be a few mannequins dressed in half a dozen period costumes.

New homes are more popular than ever before

Pros and cons of buying a newly-built property

New homes are becoming more popular but along with the benefits there are pitfalls. Sharon Dale reports.

The interiors have been modernised but the period features have been retained.

Home on historic Headingley terrace restored

Woodbine Terace, Headingley, Leeds

Price: £695,000

Yorkshire's property market is very different to that in London and the South East

Yorkshire has its own property microclimate

Tony Wright, Head of Residential Agency, Carter Jonas, Harrogate

An installation titled We Are Hull by artist Zolst Balogh was projected onto the city's Maritime Museum as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations. Picture by Danny Lawson/PA

City of Culture status boosts Hull property market

Hull’s property market is benefitting thanks to the feel-good factor surrounding the City of Culture.

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House for sale in Yorkshire? Expect an offer in 55 days

PROPERTIES in Yorkshire are being sold an average of 55 days after being placed on the market, a website has found.

In the studio of Emily Sutton photographed by Alun Callender

Making space for art

Artists and makers opened the door of their studios to Yorkshire author and designer Sally Coulthard, who has chronicled the creative spaces in an inspiring new book. Sharon Dale reports. Main picture by Gary Longbottom.

Leeds is the UK's best place to live for culture

Leeds is the UK's best place to live for culture

The Times has named Leeds as the UK's best 'cultural' place to live.

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Emma Bridgewater mug, �19.95, from Daisy Park,

Mother’s Day gift ideas

Mother’s Day demands thoughtfulness not grab and go gifts. Sharon Dale reports.


Making an art out of living well

Artist Patrick Smith turned his home into a haven where he can work, rest and play. Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by Simon Hulme.

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