Kingsknowe is a mid 19th century sandstone detached residence that enjoys a wonderful situation within the village of Thorntonhall. The subjects are distinguished by its beautiful sandstone exterior and have been transformed by a contemporary extension to the side and rear elevation that offers an outstanding additional accommodation that could also be used as a granny flat or teenagers’ wing, or would offer multiple uses for business or recreational use. The property is surrounded by beautiful gardens and enjoys views over the adjacent countryside and delivers a blend of traditional design features married nicely with contemporary living.
The house has been systematically re-furbished, upgraded and re-designed and offers extremely spacious and versatile living formed over a traditional two storey layout. The house displays beautiful original wood paneling with decorative cornicing, period fireplaces and a blend of traditional sash and casement windows with double glazed units. High ceiling heights along with large windows add to the sense of space and light and the house has a modern specification including an upgraded gas central heating system with re-fitted boiler and high pressurized hot water tank, upgraded double glazed windows, open coal fireplace in addition to gas fire and log burning stove and there is also a security alarm system.
The ground floor provides access via vestibule into lovely traditional style hallway with original balustrade with wrought iron spindles and access to splendid bay windowed lounge with focal point marble open fireplace and extensive original features, family room again with focal point fireplace, study room and the rear of the hallway gives access through to a quite magnificent open plan modern kitchen leading to family area and dining area. This space has a vaulted ceiling with velux windows and glass wall with patio doors giving access onto the terrace. The kitchen is fitted with a full range of upgraded units with granite worktops and Aga, fridge drawers, and nicely accessed off the kitchen is a fantastic sized laundry/utility room with twin Belfast sinks, extensive built-in storage, pulley and useful extra WC. Accessed off the large family/dining area leads through to the magnificent extension which delivers an expansive floor space with a large combined recreation/games room with focal point log burning stove, access through to a great sized guest bedroom with large walk-in cloaks/closet space, separate shower room with modern travertine tiling and shower enclosure and an additional study room/gym area. There is a ‘secret playroom’ which is accessed via pull down ladder. The upper accommodation has a focal point window at the mid landing giving lovely views over the adjacent surroundings and the upper landing has access to four double sized bedrooms, one with its own en-suite shower room and a main family bathroom with modern tiling and finishing. There is a floored attic providing extra storage. The current owner has planning permission to knock through from the master bedroom to the adjacent bedroom to form a dressing room and create a master suite.
The house sits within lovely sized garden grounds with driveway offering parking for multiple vehicles and expansive lawn area to the front with privacy retained by mature hedgerows and trees. Further lawn area to the side where there is a large timber garden store and large terrace area to the rear that enjoys the sun most of the day.
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