An exceptional newly built home designed by architects and built by craftsmen, set in a lovely, mature street in the desired West Chapelton district and well positioned for access to The Cross, schools and station. Murray Russell Architects have designed many of the most outstanding new houses in the Old Bearsden Conservation Area. Murray Russell Architects are renowned for the quality of their designs.
This traditionally build home goes way above contemporary building standards. The clients have gone “back to the future” building in traditional materials that will mature with age and be in keeping with the stone villas of the Old Bearsden Conservation Area.
The home has been built in solid Longridge Natural Cumbrian Sandstone under a natural slate roof by Cupa Pizarras. Further traditional materials including natural mill finished classic copper on the gables and entrance canopy. The attractive entrance arcade with constructed with Douglas Fir column and beams with solid oak paneling.
These traditional materials have been complemented with high performance triple glazed windows by Vrogum Svarre of Denmark ensuring comfort and very low maintenance.
Internally, the impressive seven/eight apartment layout will suit both families and downsizing clientele alike due to its clever architectural design. The accommodation extends to circa 2060 square feet and comprises; a bright entrance porch with large store cupboard, formal lounge with triple aspects bay window. At the rear of the home, there is a large kitchen/ dining/ family room area with triple glazed doors leading to the terrace and landscaped gardens. There is a separate utility room with back door to the garden, two downstairs bedrooms one with ensuite and a separate shower room completing the accommodation on the lower level. Alternatively, the rooms could be used as formal dining room, study, home office or games room. The huge hallway is a central feature of the design and providing a large, airy reception space.
A central aspect of the design are the high ceilings, 2.7 meters or 9 feet downstairs similar to period homes, adding to the feeling of space. The 9 feet high ceiling allow for extra tall windows.
Upstairs, the home has a large upper landing with two shelved store cupboards. The master suite boasts a superb ensuite, fitted wardrobes and a dressing room. There are two further double sized bedrooms served by a family bathroom complete with walk-in shower and a separate bath. The sanitary ware and fittings are by Duravit and Hansgrohe of Germany.
Externally, there is a generous driveway with in and out entrances providing off street parking for many vehicles and a natural sandstone path leads to the front door and veranda. The gardens have been fully landscaped to both the front and rear with timber American fencing to the boundaries with the south west facing rear garden being sunny and child safe.
Throughout the property, there are exceptional finishes and high quality fitments which include;
Kitchen / Utility - Forrest & Swan kitchen with handle-less door design
Silestone Quartz chalk white worktop
Farrow & Ball painted doors & carcasses
Neff appliances including oven with slide and hide door; warming drawer;
micro / oven; induction hob; wine cooler; dishwasher; fridge / freezer.
Porcelanosa floor tiles
Shower / Bath / En-suite -
Hansgrohe showers and taps
Porcelanosa wall & floor tiles throughout
Finishes - oak veneered doors
contemporary skirtings & facings
Floor Finishes carpets to all apartments & bedrooms
Energy / Technology –
high levels of insulation + low air leakage = energy efficient home
gas fired hot water and heating system with large volume hot water tank
Coax & Cat 5 to TV points in all apartments and bedrooms for fast streaming
Photo Voltaic panels providing contribution to electricity usage
Landscaping - Natural sandstone path to front entrance door
Natural stone chipped driveway for at least 3 cars
Fully landscaped gardens to front & rear including level grassed area
Rear terrace accessed from French doors to Kitchen / Dining / Family
Timber fence to neighbouring boundaries & secure gates to rear garden