• A superbly extended late Victorian stone, Detached House.
• Five Bedrooms and four Public Rooms.
• Includes fantastic open-plan Family Room and Kitchen as well as Dining Room and Living Room.
• Feature Bathroom and two Shower Rooms (one ensuite). Utility room.
• Replacement double glazed windows, mostly sash and casement.
• Gas central heating with high-capacity unvented hot water cylinder.
• Open fire (lounge) and two multi-fuel stoves (family and living rooms).
• Landscaped garden with Studio (Home Office) and Store/Workshop.
• Traditional features marry with those more contemporary appointments.
• House extensively renovated, and extended, 2012 to 2014.
• At heart of Old Bearsden in Conservation Area, near The Cross.
• Bearsden Primary and Academy catchment, and nearby The High School of Glasgow Junior School.
An outstanding family home in a prime Bearsden location. A five bedroom, late Victorian, stone Detached House that has been brilliantly extended to provide that all so important ‘heart of the home’ – an open plan family room, kitchen, dining room and living room (see floor plan and images). This has been executed with great style, the living room being a particularly striking space with its high vaulted and beamed ceiling featuring a bank of bi-fold doors, with apex windows above, opening to a brilliant, largely covered, south facing sun deck and subsequently garden.
Our clients acquired the house in 2010 and over a two-year period (2012 – 2014) undertook the extension to the house and a comprehensive upgrade/modernising of the subjects, along with the landscaping of the garden.
It was re-wired, re-plastered, re-plumbed, new central heating installed, windows replaced, fireplaces/stoves installed, renewed kitchen, utility room, all new sanitaryware and, throughout; new floor coverings (some renewed since) and re-decorated (much re-done recently) including adding some reproduction plasterwork to ceilings. Much of the flooring is to a particularly high standard with walnut featured in the hall, family room and kitchen, and gorgeous travertine in the whole of the extension (dining room, living room, rear hallway, utility room and ground floor shower room).
It truly is an outstanding period family home in a great location – one of the most admired addresses in Bearsden’s Conservation Area, less than half a mile from The Cross (the heart of the town) and less than 1 mile from Bearsden Railway Station. It is, without question, a home that an acquiring purchaser will enjoy as their family home for very many years.
Our photographs and video will convey the high standards the property affords, and our floors plans the generous scale of the subjects. To summarise, however, the accommodation is as follows:
• Entrance Vestibule – Timber and glazed storm doors and with a double glazed and composite inner door to the reception hall.
• Reception Hall – A fine, welcoming, hall and featuring the original staircase.
• Lounge – Double aspect room, including a broad bay window to the front (south). A stone fireplace at the focal point of the room which features an open fire. Two original display cabinets.
• Family Room – Also to the front of the house and with a double aspect including another broad bay window to the south. Open plan to the kitchen, this is a bright and spacious room and at its focal point a fireplace with a multi-fuel stove inset. Two further original display cabinets.
• Kitchen – Very modern in design and including a central island. Units are in high gloss, either white or zebrano wood finish. Worksurfaces are solid granite with a central island including a chunky circular wooden Butcher’s block at one end to act as a breakfast bar. There are integrated appliances – this includes a five-burner gas hob, cooker hood, oven, microwave, warming drawer, glass fronted wine fridge, American style fridge freezer.
• Dining Room – Off the kitchen and with two rear facing windows plus two Velux windows set in to the roof pitch. A great sense of space in this room being on an open plan arrangement to the kitchen and through to the living room.
• Living Room – A key room in the house and with a high vaulted ceiling, with exposed oak roof beams/trusses. The ceiling is illuminated with six strategically placed spotlights to cast a lovely tone of an evening. There are two rear facing windows and the feature of the room being the full width bi-fold doors, and ‘apex’ windows above, to the front. These doors open to a covered sun deck and beyond this to the garden. There is a multi-fuel stove in this room by the Scandinavian manufacturer Scan.
• Rear Hallway – With storage cupboards and a UPVc double glazed side door to the driveway side of the house (east).
• Utility Room – With cream coloured Shaker units. Chunky worksurfaces and an original porcelain Belfast sink. Boiler located here.
• Shower Room – A contemporary white suite is featured with wall tiling and including a corner shower enclosure with a powerful thermostatic shower.
• Bedroom 5 – A ground floor double bedroom with double aspect (windows east and north), easy access from here to the ground floor shower room off the rear hallway. An ideal bedroom for guests.
• A return flight staircase ascends to the upper hall and is illuminated by a large Velux roof window.
• Bathroom – Off the half landing, the family bathroom is superbly done and a large space incorporating a sizeable walk-in (from two sides) ‘wet zone’ shower area with floor drain and a powerful shower system with a thermostatic control shower that features a large deluge shower head along with hand shower and body jets. There is a free-standing bath and a double ‘His & Hers’ wash hand basin set within a floating vanity unit. Integrated ceiling sound speakers. Feature Venetian plaster finish on one wall. Integrated storage cabinets along one side (clever use of space).
• Bedroom 1 – The main bedroom is a suite and a generous room. It has a bay window to the front, facing south, and a run of fitted wardrobes with contemporary designed sliding doors. Off the bedroom is a small dressing area with further fitted wardrobe space and a window to the front.
• Ensuite – A shower room, again very contemporary in style, and also featuring a ‘wet zone’ shower area with deluge and hand shower heads operating with another powerful thermostatic shower.
• Bedroom 2 – Large double bedroom with windows to front and a reproduction cast iron fireplace at the focal point of the room.
• Bedroom 3 – Double bedroom with window to the rear.
• Bedroom 4 – Another double to the rear with a run of fitted wardrobe/storage cabinets along one wall.
As detailed earlier, most of the windows have been replaced with sash and casement windows to replicate the style that would have been there originally. Only those in the extension (dining room, living room, utility, shower room) are side hinged. The central heating system has an efficient Worcester Greenstar 30CDi system boiler with hot water provided by a high-capacity unvented hot water cylinder. Rooms have individual digital thermostats, and many rooms feature traditionally styled column radiators.
The house has had particular attention paid to it for Energy Efficiency and energy savings. The heating system has individual thermostats in each room that are calendar driven - enabling each room to be heated individually to its own set temperature at times during the day or night that suit. Combined with complete high specification solid insulation boards in the extension, the entire top floor and the roof - the house is setup for energy efficiency especially considering the current rising cost of energy prices.
Tenure : Freehold
EPC : Band D
Council Tax : Band H
In addition to the property our clients have invested considerably in the garden. All landscaped, it has areas of soft and hard landscaping and features a set of handsome electric driveway gates, with stone gate posts, as well as a pedestrian gate to the front. These open, initially, to a cobbled threshold and then to a very smartly finished ‘resin’ driveway and garden path. To the side of the driveway is a hardstanding area for car, motorhome or boat that is attractively designed and finished in grass, interspersed with sunken chunky wooden sleepers. Beside this area is a raised planted bed formed from vertically installed wooden sleepers.
EPC Rating: D
Council Tax Band: H