Superb late Georgian townhouse for flexible family living.
Set in an elevated position to the southwest of Aberdeen city centre, Marine Terrace was one of Aberdeen's first conservation areas and was commissioned by the Shoemaker Incorporation in 1830. Archibald Simpson, a prominent Aberdeen neo-classical 19th century architect, was responsible for designing a significant part of the area. His design for Marine Terrace itself was conceived in 1830-1 and was originally called Belvidere Terrace. Sadly in Simpson's lifetime only two of the houses were actually built: numbers nine and ten were completed in 1837. Extended in 1880, the terrace was fully completed in 1967. The terrace is screened by a steep, attractive wooded bank which provides a feeling of quiet seclusion and charm.
Incredibly impressive, 10 Marine Terrace is a Category B Listed granite and slate townhouse which is in turnkey order having been refurbished to a high specification with luxury fittings. The broad entrance steps flanked by cast iron railings set the tone for the grand ambiance of the house which begins with a vestibule floored with striking black and white marble tiles. Other flooring throughout the property is a combination of oak, tiles and hessian carpets. The deceptively substantial and versatile accommodation is set over three floors. The lower self contained floor is fabulously versatile and could be used for a variety of purposes including as a multi-generational living space, as a vacation rental or a home business premises. The period features of number ten include particularly high ceilings, panelled doors, wood panelling, picture rails, deep skirting boards, sash and case windows and working window shutters. There are eleven fireplaces which remain the focal point of many rooms. The central hallway provides independent access to the four rooms on the centre level. An elegant drawing room with marble fireplace houses a Jotul wood burning stove. Directly opposite is the formal dining room with beautiful moulded and ceiling plasterwork. The dining kitchen is a stunning space with cabinetry by Plain English finished in an aubergine colour complemented by a combination of oak and stone worksurfaces. A porcelain sink has a Czech & Speake mixer tap. Concealed and integrated is a Miele refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher. Completing the luxury yet traditional feel is a three oven AGA in cream. A walk through cupboard connects into the dining room. Informal and casual relaxation space is catered for with the family room overlooking the rear garden. This room is currently used as a home office. A well appointed shower room is fitted with a white two piece WC and washbasin. The shower enclosure has a Mode rainfall shower and limestone tiled floor. The rear garden can be accessed from an external door adjacent to the shower room. A carpeted staircase leads to the lower level. This is a completely flexible space. Two front and rear facing rooms both have en suite shower rooms. One of these rooms is currently used as a home cinema and is fitted with an amplifier and speakers, while the other is a dining room. With a front aspect is a bedroom and a box room is adjacent to the modern dining kitchen. Here appliances include Hotpoint oven, gas hob, cooker hood and a Samsung upright refrigerator/freezer. A pantry style cupboard was previously a shower recess, which could be reinstated and would be ideal for showering pets. A former cold store has been converted to a utility room with Bosch washing machine and tumble dryer. The main carpeted staircase leads up to a landing with a large arched window and the upper floor. Utterly delightful is the principal bedroom suite with dressing room and twin aspect wonderfully opulent en suite bathroom with a suite by Fired Earth. The wash basin is set into a dresser unit and there is a double end roll top bath and spacious separate shower enclosure. Directly opposite is a further bedroom with dressing room. Two rear facing bedrooms complete the upper level.
Rear lane access with large timber gates provides off street parking suitable for two vehicles and leads to the garage. A delightful, enclosed and sheltered garden has an extensive area of lawn with patio area, paved footpath and wonderful summerhouse. There is also a timber shed, greenhouse and a stone outbuilding which is very useful for garden tools.
Via rear lane access. Electric door. Personnel door. Work bench. Power and light.
Aberdeen Council tax band G.
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