Glenarm is a magnificent detached villa set within private and landscaped enclosed gardens that extend to approximately one and a half of an acre on Thornly Park Avenue in Paisley. This is one of Paisley’s premier addresses with a mix of period homes set within a wide boulevard in an elevated area of the town. The villa has elevated views to the rear and enjoy a southerly direction over the town towards the hills of Glenifer Braes Country Park.
This prestigious property enjoys a category C listed status and was designed by the well known local architect, William Daniel McLennan in 1900. He was responsible for a number of prominent properties within the immediate local area and the popular A listed, Bull Inn on New Street in Paisley town centre.
Glenarm displays a wealth of intact period features which have been carefully maintained and contribute to the appeal of this stunning family home. There are carved timber fire surrounds with copper over mantels within a number of apartments and original wooden flooring with wooden paneling within the main reception vestibule and hallways. There are individually designed internal architrave doors and an intact original dumbwaiter and servant’s bells. This period home has been thoughtfully and carefully renovated to a modern standard taking great care to preserve the character and style of this arts and crafts home. A range of contemporary fitted kitchen furniture with quality appliances has been installed within the kitchen area which is open to the former butler’s pantry providing traditional storage. There is high quality modern sanitary ware within the cloakroom, luxury family bathroom and stunning en-suite bathroom.
To provide the comfort expected for modern day living the property has gas fired central heating with two separate modern boilers and a high pressure unvented water tank. The original external windows are double glazed and there is a modern alarm system.
The home is set within enclosed private gardens with a horseshoe driveway with separate entrance and exit security gates for added privacy.
The ground floor accommodation comprises of a stain leaded front door leading into an octagonal entrance vestibule with timber paneling, a cloakroom cupboard and entry to the broad reception hallway. This beautiful entrance area has original wood flooring, wood paneled walls and entrance to the main public rooms of the villa. The drawing room is a magnificent apartment with an open coal fire and ornate fireplace, a turreted bay window and full height windows with central French doors leading to the rear garden. The adjacent morning room has an intact original fireplace with living flame gas fire and full height windows with French doors leading to the gardens. There is a formal dining room with two separate bay window formations to the front and two additional side facing windows, a period fire surround and a connecting door to the kitchen. The study has dual aspect bay windows to the front and side of the property. The stunning kitchen has been re-fitted with a range of contemporary furniture including high quality appliances and this has access to an original butler’s pantry with the original storage cupboards. There is a rear hallway with an access door to the side of the property and this has entry to a modern cloakroom/WC, a separate utility room with space for appliances.
Glenarm has two separate stairwells with the main stair leading off the reception hallway and a back stair from the rear hall adjacent to the kitchen. The first floor accommodation has a broad reception hallway overlooking the main stairwell. An inner hall leads to the rear stairwell with a dressing room and deep walk-in store cupboard. The magnificent master bedroom suite has wonderful view over the rear gardens, a double glazed turret with an access door leading to the rear balcony. A luxurious tiled en-suite bathroom has been formed adjacent to the master bedroom and this has high quality modern sanitary ware. There are four further bedrooms on the first floor level with bedroom five positioned adjacent to the rear stairwell providing an ideal guest suite, formed of two linked rooms, one of which is currently used as a dressing room. There is a luxurious re-fitted family bathroom with complimentary tiling and a stylish suite which includes both a bath and a separate shower area.
This property is set in wonderful enclosed and private landscaped gardens. A horseshoe driveway with modern surface has access from two security access gates with extensive parking and turning. There is a central lawn area. The driveway extends along the gable of the property with a detached double garage positioned at the base of the garden. The beautifully presented rear gardens have been designed for family living and entertaining. There is a large terrace and patio adjacent to the property with access to the house via the two sets of French doors within the morning room and drawing room. This is overlooked by the private balcony running along the first floor rear elevation of the house. The upper area of the garden has a rockery and display beds and a lawn area. The lower garden has been fitted with modern artificial grass to provide an ideal area for children to play.