Spectacular 7 bedroom Baronial mansion house situated in the highly desirable 'Avenues' on Glasgow’s Southside.
Matheran is a B Listed Scots Baronial house, the likes of which has never previously been marketed in the city of Glasgow . Built of striking red sandstone, synonymous with the much desired 'Avenues' area of the Southside, this property must be one of the most notable houses in the city. Formerly split into multiple dwellings, the current owners have lovingly restored this Victorian masterpiece, which now stands at close to 10,000 sq ft, into a single extraordinary home spanning over three floors of luxury living.
On entering through the large stone gate piers the stature and quality of this property are immediately apparent. The terrazzo tiled entrance vestibule open through a magnificent front door and the eyes are immediately drawn to the vast reception hall. Rich wood panelling, much of which is original to the house, vaulted ceilings and splendid open fireplace along with the spectacular stained glass windows, give a flavour of what is to come. The stunning drawing room with double doors opening to the dining room and in turn again to the kitchen creates the perfect run of entertaining space. Again, a blend of textures and colours from floor to wall with bay windows, turrets, wooden flooring in places and beautiful architraves with clever lighting create a truly magical atmosphere. Similarly, the incredible home office with bespoke cabinetry and matching desk would encourage even the most hesitant worker to retire to what is a very serene and appealing room.
For the keen cook, there is a well equipped contemporary kitchen with wraparound kitchen units and adjoining coffee bar, all with a Silestone worksurface and fitted with Miele oven and induction hob, wine fridge, and integrated twin combination ovens and barista-style coffee machine. This spacious central hub remains perfectly in scale with the grand proportions of the house, with the modern kitchen providing a stylish counterpoint to the exposed oak beams and period fireplace. There is ample space for informal dining lit by full height oak framed windows.
The lounge areas would once have served as the billiards room and still display ecclesiastical arches, beautiful wood panelling and an inglenook viewing platform and vaulted ceilings. This area now forms a spacious relaxed family room as well as further entertaining space.
Reinforcing the themes of luxury and relaxation, there is a superb wine cellar, well appointed gym with additional changing facilities and a sauna.
The bedroom accommodation continues the impressive attention to detail and the principal bedroom suite boasts twin dressing rooms, all kitted out with bespoke oak cabinetry and an enviable bathroom with Porcelanosa sanitaryware. All five bedrooms off the main landing have exceptional proportions, bright and leafy outlooks as well as distinctive individual en suite bathrooms with a mixture of modern egg shaped baths or rainfall shower fittings, as well as traditional roll top baths, giving each room its own unique identity.
Within the property and as part of the conversion, there are two further bedroom suite accessed from the mezzanine snug that is situated adjacent to the kitchen. This area also has its own kitchen, living room/cinema room and access to a private garden.
Gardens and Grounds
Surrounding Matheran is an equally glorious garden. 0.86 acres of grounds are enclosed within the original stone walls providing both privacy and protection. A sweeping driveway leads up to the house and around a picturesque turning circle to a parking bay and continues to the double garage beyond. Manicured lawns, mature trees, colourful rhododendrons and a variety of herbaceous borders flank the driveway adding colour and depth to the gardens. Countless beauty spots and sun traps can be found within the grounds, each offering a tranquil haven rarely found in such an urban location.
Pollokshields has evolved over the last 150 years as one of the finest suburbs in the city of Glasgow. Its development was promoted by the original landowners, the Maxwells of Nether Pollok, who had been resident in Pollok House since the 18th century. Association with the area goes back to 1270 and their earliest extant residence, Haggs Castle, dates from 1585. Sherbrooke Avenue is conveniently positioned within half a mile of one of Glasgow’s finest parks: Pollok Park is internationally famous and includes the renowned Burrell Collection, Pollok House, rhododendron walks, numerous sporting facilities and Haggs Castle Golf Course. Pollokshields provides local state primary and secondary schooling with private education available nearby and throughout Glasgow. The immediate area also provides additional notable attractions including Maxwell Park with its lovingly tended wildlife pond, Bellahouston Park, which includes a ski centre, the House for an Art Lover which was designed by Charles Rennie Macintosh, Haggs Castle Golf Course, Clydesdale Cricket Club and Titwood Tennis Club. Dumbreck and Maxwell Park railway station provides regular travel to Glasgow Central station within approximately 7 minutes. The nearby M77 also provides high speed commuter links to the city centre and Ayrshire and Edinburgh.
Square Footage: 9,820 sq ft
Council Tax - Band H