This contemporary designed duplex apartment sits in a historic setting, offering breathtaking views over Durham.
Located within the beautiful Durham City Conservation area, Finney Court is set back and elevated above the streetscene, and the development wraps around the internal courtyard. The apartments have a warehouse appearance, constructed in red multi brick with timber cladding in the courtyard to the rear, with slate roofs steeped down the hill, varying in height and pitch. There are vertical aluminum windows, and the development gives an almost industrial appearance.
Externaly, Finney Court has an enclosed courtyard in red setts, contemporary lights, bollards and well designed planting.
Durham and the historic setting
The beautiful city of Durham is famous for Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that attracts thousands of tourists every year. In fact, the Cathedral has been voted Britain’s favourite building on a number of occasions. It sits in the centre of the city and is surrounded on three sides by the beautiful River Wear.
Durham has the third oldest university in England (after Oxford and Cambridge) with nearly 18,000 students. The university’s students come from all over the world, which has made Durham a lively cosmopolitan city.
The central area of the City of Durham is one of the most important historic cities in Britain as a significant example of a medieval town within a defended complex; dominated by the cathedral, castle and bridges. It has a simple layout within the landscape, with roads and streets radiating out from the market place, and this medieval infrastructure forms the historic core of the Durham city conservation area. The wider setting of the conservation area is formed by Durham’s ‘outer bowl’ comprising of the surrounding hills and ridgelines which provide an important wider visual context to the whole City.
Major components of the conservation area, as listed in the conservation assesment, are “the River Wear, the river banks and The Sands, St Nicholas cemetery and the parkland setting of Wharton Park and Aykley Heads providing a high quality landscape setting to this area. These areas contribute significantly to the setting of Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site and the wider City.”
And, “The topography of the area from the low lying flood plain of the River Wear to the sloping woodland and fields rising to Aykley Heads to the dramatic steep slopes at Wharton Park, part of the lower reaches of Durham Bowl and its visual relationship to setting of the Medieval city”.
This beautifully designed building is set on Finney Terrace, just minutes from the City centre, and is arguably one of Durham’s most sought after residential developments.
This bright duplex apartment offers light living spaces with floor to ceiling windows giving views onto the beautiful surroundings, and briefly comprises of an entrance hallway, family bathroom, master bedroom with en suite, open plan kitchen/lounge, enclosed staircase to the upper level, and two large upper bedrooms.
The enclosed staircase can be exposed to make a feature in the living area, subject to the usual planning consents being obtained.
We are reliably informed that there is an allocated parking bay for this apartment.
Leasehold term: Term : 125 years from 19 July 2006 (109 years remaining)
Service charge in advance 2022: Kingston, £1334.35
Ground rent via HomeGround: £296.22PA
Current 62 | D
Potential 65 | D
861.11 ft2 / 80 m2
Council Tax Band D (Annual Estimate £2,203 pa)