Beautiful B Listed Victorian townhouse with private parking.
Dowanhill Street is one of the most sought after addresses in the highly popular Dowanhill area in the West End of Glasgow. The quiet and leafy surroundings make it an increasingly attractive place for downsizers and young professionals alike, as it is also within close proximity to Hyndland which in the last five years has transformed itself with a number of quality restaurants, bars, cafés and boutiques including Nick's, Café Source, Epicures of Hyndland, Jelly Hill and Cafe Parma, plus boutiques such as Solo and homeware store Amber & Black. Byres Road is also nearby and offers a Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, and numerous bars and restaurants. The Glasgow Botanic Garden is also one of the West End's finest attractions. The locality provides first class bus services via Great Western Road and Hyndland Road to the city centre and Hillhead underground station and Hyndland train station are only a short walk away. There is excellent private schooling at Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow Academy and the High School of Glasgow as well as the local secondary school, Notre Dame.
120 Dowanhill Street is a traditional red sandstone, full townhouse in the heart of Dowanhill. Built at the turn of the last century by David Barclay, one of the architect brothers of the firm HD Barclay, followers of Alexander "Greek" Thomson, who were responsible for many notable local projects including Beaumont Gate, Kensington Gate and also the Glasgow Academy, the house has retained a wealth of fine original features.
Constructed over four floors, the property has a beautiful wood panelled reception hall, a magnificent drawing room, complete with oriel windows, typical of the late Victorian period, and an impressive length of Portuguese marble along one wall that was installed by a previous lawyer owner. The lower ground floor is currently split into two letting bedrooms, each with their own access to the rear courtyard and as such there is scope for commercial return, or indeed to operate as a self contained flat if one bedroom was used as a living room. The rear courtyard which is accessed via a separate lane, doubles as private off street parking.
The first floor is home to the four principal bedrooms and bathroom while the top floor is dedicated to a spacious fifth bedroom with additional WC.
There are areas of the property that require updating, but the potential of a full townhouse with private parking in the Dowanhill area makes this an incredibly exciting proposition.
To the rear of the property is a paved courtyard that is accessed from the end of Queens Gate Lane. This can be used as a garden but also has access through wrought iron gates suitable for vehicles.
Square Footage: 3498 sq ft