A striking family home with a breath-taking view over Perth
Constructed in 1974 and with later extensions, Tree Tops is an impressive property situated on the hillside in the Barnhill area of Perth. The house has been designed to make the very best of its extraordinary views which extend over the top of Perth to the distant hills. Tree Tops is something of a hidden gem and being at the end of a no-through road it is peaceful and private despite being only a mile from the city centre.
Large timber double doors fold back to reveal a welcoming entrance into a vestibule and then the reception hall at Tree Tops. The house is characterised by its multiple picture windows which fill the house with light and make the very best of the view. The sitting room has a wall of sliding glass doors which open to a balcony with a barbeque area and space for outdoor furniture. The balcony faces south west and is a suntrap on sunny days. The sitting room also has extensive built in shelving and a wood burning stove. It is a large room and ideal for entertaining. Next door, the dining room is open to the kitchen and is perfect for family life and entertaining. The kitchen is fitted with cream units and a central island with granite worktops. A peninsula which is shelved on one side forms a natural divide between the kitchen and dining area and both rooms are characterised once again by large picture windows. The dining room connects to the conservatory which is glass on all sides and has a spiral staircase leading to the lower ground floor.
From the entrance hall there is also access to the principal bedroom suite, two further bedrooms (currently used as offices), a utility room, a bathroom and a cloakroom with WC. The principal bedroom, also with lovely views, has a Juliet balcony and space for comfortable seating. The dressing room has built in drawers and wall to wall wardrobes and opens to the bathroom which has a large walk in shower, a bath and double wash basins. The utility room is fitted with base and wall units, has access to a large partially floored loft and an external back door. A beautiful French oak floor, with bespoke lighting in the hall, flows through all the rooms on the ground floor with the exception of the utility room.
A spiral staircase from the upper conservatory leads to the lower floor of the conservatory where there is a gym with arguably the best view in Perth. Beyond the gym is a corridor with three further bedrooms including a double bedroom with en suite shower room and access to a pretty south facing terrace in the garden. There is also lots of storage on the lower ground floor with built in cupboards, a large shelved store room and access to further storage beneath the house which includes a garden store and a wine cellar.
The landscaped garden at Tree Tops is mainly laid out to the front of the house. It includes a series of linked ornamental ponds, herbaceous borders and neatly mown lawn. Steps from the sitting room balcony lead to a paved terrace which is bordered by colourful plants and shrubs. There is also a herb garden, a fabulous display of azaleas and impressive mature trees (including two sequoias). The grounds are a haven for birds and wildlife including red squirrels, deer, foxes and hedgehogs.
Former kennels/log store
Double garage with electric doors
Woodland (available separately)
Rising up behind Tree Tops is about 10 acres of mixed woodland with grassy pathways, open glades and pretty viewpoints. Whilst there is a right of way for an off road vehicle to drive to the woodlands, it is an easy walk from the house to the top of the woodland area and it is also a wonderful place for exercising dogs, collecting wood and observing wildlife. At the top of the woodland is a gate providing direct access to Kinnoull Hill and its many secluded attractions.
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There are not many houses that combine a location just a mile from the city centre with 12 acres of private grounds and uninterrupted countryside views.Stephanie Clarke