Savills | Ruskin Place, Glasgow, G12 8DZ | Property for sale
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Ruskin PlaceGlasgow, G12 8DZ

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in February 2022
  • Exceptionally spacious and rarely available Victorian main door property
  • Set in a leafy and sought after Victorian conservation area
  • Within a few hundred yards of the Botanic Gardens
  • Grade B listed blonde sandstone building
  • Formed over two floors at ground and basement level
  • Retains many period features including original marble fireplaces
  • Spacious property accessed from the private garden
  • Well-proportioned dining kitchen with contemporary units and space for a breakfast table

A substantial and rarely available Victorian property in the heart of the leafy West End.

About this property

  • 4 Ruskin Place is a Grade B Listed substantial main door apartment in a fine Victorian blonde sandstone building, designed by renowned architect John Thomas Rochead (well known for Glasgow's grandest terraces and the Wallace Monument in Stirling) in circa 1855.

    The home is formed over two floors, at ground and basement level, and retains many period features including a number of original marble fireplaces, large sash and case windows, polished wooden floors, working wooden shutters, high ceilings and beautiful hand crafted ornate ceiling plasterwork. It was originally built as what was then referred to as a "gentleman's residence” due to its fine proportions, features and maid's quarters.

    The spacious property is accessed from the private front garden through an original Victorian front door which opens into an impressive airy reception hallway, complete with dentil cornicing, centre rose and decorative plaster corbels. To the left is the elegantly proportioned drawing room overlooking the front garden, with double windows (with original working solid wood shutters), an elegant black marble fireplace, press cupboard and wonderful original ceiling plasterwork.

    The adjacent dining room is particularly impressive with a magnificent ceiling and stunning period features such as ornate cornicing and ceiling rose, an original marble fireplace, and solid wood working shutters. Off the hall is a large walk-in cupboard. A well-proportioned dining kitchen is positioned to the back of the property and is comprehensively equipped with contemporary floor and wall units, double oven, gas hob and extractor fan and has plenty of space for a breakfast table. Two generously sized double bedrooms, one to the rear and one to the side, are located on this level. A bathroom and internal study for working from home, complete the ground floor.

    A door from the hallway opens to stairs down to the lower ground floor. This is currently arranged as a self contained apartment with its own access to the rear, and consists of bedroom 3, a sitting room with kitchen (previously used as a 4th double bedroom), shower room and a TV room (which was previously used as a 5th double bedroom). As such, this level has much scope and flexibility for opportunities such as extended family living space, provision for a granny or nanny flat, or for separate commercial use.

    The property has access to two gardens. A leafy private garden to the front of the apartment provides a grand set back entrance complete with its grassed areas and flower beds which are stocked with roses, camellias, rhododendrons and hydrangeas which provide seasonal colour. The garden to the rear benefits from direct access from 4 Ruskin Place, this garden has a lawn, attractive flowering shrubs and trees. A secure gate leads from this garden to Ruskin Lane. There is also a separate closed off area to access a secure covered bin area for block residents. In addition, the property has a lockable cellar which is currently used for storage of gardening tools and is accessed externally via a door in the well area of the rear garden.

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Local information

  • 4 Ruskin Place is an exceptionally spacious and rarely available period property set in a leafy, much sought after Victorian conservation area within a few hundred yards of the Botanic Gardens. Ruskin Place is set in the vicinity of some of Glasgow's finest assets and is centrally positioned to enjoy everything the West End has to offer. Glasgow University and the hustle and bustle of Byres Road offer some of the City's best restaurants and bars (along with a branch of Waitrose), which are all within an immediate radius.
  • There are excellent transport links and a number of Glasgow's leading schools are within reach. The neighbourhood has a warm village style community which has been home to eminent residents, academics and artists over the years.
  • Local transport options include many central bus routes and the property is close to both Kelvinbridge and Hillhead Underground stations which run frequent services. The city centre, national rail networks and general transportation across Glasgow are easily accessible.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = D
  • Tenure = Freehold