Impressive five bedroom linked semi detached granite built property with double garage, located in the sought after west end of Aberdeen city.
79 Fountainhall Road is an impressive late Victorian granite built linked semi-detached property located along an attractive tree lined street in the sought after west end of the city. Spanning three floors exclusive of the lower ground floor side entrance, the property provides spacious and versatile living accommodation, in addition to a selection of stunning original features, including decorative cornicing and plasterwork, picture railings, paneled walls and doors, deep skirtings and stained glass windows.
The welcoming entrance vestibule features extensive wall panelling and a decoratively tiled floor. Inclusive of elevated stained glass window panels, a partially glazed door leads into the grand reception hall. Fully carpeted, an impressive wide tread staircase with half height wall panelling leads to the upper floor living accommodation. Beneath the staircase, the inner hall allows access to the WC cloakroom, in addition to a carpeted staircase, which leads down to the side entrance.
The elegant sitting room overlooks the property frontage via a large bay window, while at the centre of the room there is a white fireplace housing a sealed gas fire with slate hearth. Within the sitting room there is an array of original features, most notably being the decorative plasterwork and shelved picture railings.
The dining room is ideal for formal dining and entertainment. A bay window with partially glazed door allows access to the rear garden, while also allowing for plenty of natural light. A striking open fireplace lies at the centre of the room, while to either side there are fitted display and storage cabinets with inset lighting.
The versatile family room is of neutral decoration. With views across the terrace, a partially glazed door leads into the dining kitchen. With ample space for a dining table and chairs, the kitchen includes a range of wood fronted storage units, in addition to a walk in pantry cupboard with lighting. Twin windows overlook the rear garden, while granite effect work surface areas incorporate a 1.5 stainless steel sink with drainer. Within the kitchen there is also a dishwasher and cooking range inclusive of two ovens and a five ring gas hob.
A partially glazed door leads down a split level and into the carpeted rear hall, which is ideal as a family boot room being fitted with storage facilities and allowing access to the rear garden. A wooden staircase with wrought iron spindles leads up to a store room which could easily be transformed into a charming study or hobby room, and which includes the original fireplace.
Returning to the rear hall, a large cupboard with high ceiling houses the hot water cylinder and a range of shelving. The well proportioned utility room features a range of white storage units, while a wood work surface incorporates a Belfast style sink. Housing the central heating boiler, there is also a combination washing machine/tumble drier, freezer and traditional ceiling pulley.
Ascending the carpeted staircase, an ornate stained glass window allows for lots of natural light. A panelled door with stained glass insert allows access along the mezzanine landing, where the bright family bathroom is located, alongside an independent WC.
On the first floor, the spacious and inviting principal bedroom enjoys views across the property frontage via a bay window with surrounding wall panelling. Further features within the principal bedroom include twin arched alcoves, ornate plasterwork and shelved picture railings. The principal bedroom also benefits from the use of a dressing room, where extensive fitted wardrobes provide a combination of hanging and shelving space. The dressing room could be used as a fourth bedroom and may be suitable as a shower room subject to obtaining the necessary permissions.
Completing the first floor accommodation are double bedrooms two and three, which enjoy views across the rear garden. Ascending the carpeted staircase to the second floor, there are two good sized storage rooms with skylights, one of which provides fitted storage space within the eaves. Double bedroom five features cream carpeting and neutral décor. A square bay window with deep sill allows for elevated views across the rear garden grounds and beyond, while bedroom four also enjoys the benefit of a well appointed shower room with WC and wash hand basin.
The front garden is mostly laid to lawn, with mature hedging, ornamental tree and established borders lining the entrance pathway. The fully enclosed rear garden enjoys a high degree of privacy, with a paved terrace and a lawned area partially situated beneath the shade of a mature tree and where the timber summerhouse is located. There are three linked granite outbuildings and access to the double garage.
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"79 Fountainhall Road successfully combines traditional features with stylish contemporary décor and as such makes a very inviting family home in a desirable part of Aberdeen.Fiona Gormley