Killearn, Glasgow, G63 9QW
A Grand Design set in over 6 acres with private loch
Stilwater is set in approximately 6.39 acres of mature grounds and formal gardens on the edge of Killearn, a charming village in West Stirlingshire.
Killearn is an extremely popular village with a real community feel and has village stores, two well respected pubs with restaurants and a number of specialist shops. There is an excellent primary school in the village and the nearby newly built and very modern Balfron High School is highly regarded. Private schooling can be found in Glasgow or the many Perthshire schools which offer private education for day and boarding pupils.
Stirling (21 miles) is the major town of Central Scotland. In the Middle Ages it was the seat of the Kings of Scotland. William Wallace defeated the English at the battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, and nearby Bannockburn was the scene of another major Scottish victory in 1314, when Robert the Bruce routed the army of Edward II. Glasgow (16 miles) Scotland's largest city is one of the UK's most fashionable cities with outstanding shopping, excellent theatres and a thriving business district.
The acclaimed Buchanan Castle Golf Course is within a few miles and is regarded by many as one of the area's best courses. Other outdoor pursuits abound, with excellent low ground shooting on neighbouring estates and also some superb fishing in the area. Nearby Loch Lomond offers a variety of water sports.
Stilwater is a unique contemporary villa in a truly remarkable position perched over a small private loch. It was designed by McInnes Gardner Architects and was completed in 2006 and received recent acclaim on channel 4's Grand Designs.
Formed over two levels and built under a slate roof, this innovative contemporary home cleverly marries traditional materials with new modern building technology. It is constructed to a specification rarely seen in this country. It features floor to ceiling glass in the main apartments and a terrace which cleverly wraps itself around the ground floor.
The kitchen is designed and manufactured in Germany by FORMAT. The mood lighting system allows for programmable sequences through the home whilst the integral sound system (SONOS system) allows for music in the principal apartments. Of particular note is the cantilevered glass staircase. Throughout the house there is polished American walnut flooring.
The reception hallway is open plan with the dining area, kitchen and lounge. It has an innovative glass staircase with open risers ascending to the first floor. A change in level defines the dining area which has French doors opening to the terrace. Steps descend into the double height lounge which has a contemporary open fireplace and two sets of French doors opening to the terrace and the front garden.
The kitchen has black high gloss finish units at wall and counter levels incorporating hob, two drawer dishwasher, oven, microwave/grill and plate warmers, all by Miele, and an American style Amana fridge and freezer. The adjacent utility room has units at wall and counter level and is plumbed for washing machine. Doors lead to a WC and a decked terrace. Steps descend from the kitchen into the sitting room which is separated from the kitchen by an impressive aquarium. The sitting room has a free standing corner wood burning stove. A bedroom with en suite shower room, walk in store and WC/washroom complete the ground floor accommodation.
Upstairs are four bedrooms, three of which have en suite facilities. The upper hallway has a gallery overlooking the reception hallway and drawing room. The master bedroom, with a floor to ceiling glass wall overlooking the private loch, is of particular note. There are two walk in dressing rooms and an en suite bathroom which is semi open plan to the bedroom. It has a Jacuzzi whirlpool bath, wet room shower, twin glass wash hand basins, sauna and separate WC.
Outside, Stilwater is equally as impressive, with a wrap around terrace at ground floor level and a substantial terrace off the master suite on the first floor. Electric gates open to the gravel driveway which sweeps towards the house and offers parking space for a number of cars. On either side of the driveway are beautiful manicured lawns.
To the south side of the house is a level lawn and to the east and north of the house is a private loch. The loch covers some 2.5 acres and is stocked with rainbow trout.
Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, sauna & WC
4 further bedrooms (3 en suite)
Approximately 6.39 acres including private loch
Property Reference Number: GBGLRSGLS090027
- Sold in April 2013
- Featured in Grand Designs
- Dining area, kitchen, utility
- Decked terrace. Private loch
- Set in over 6 acres.