One of the finest houses in Broughty Ferry
Melfort must be one of the most stunning houses in Broughty Ferry. It dates from 1927 and was designed by George C Morton of Bruce, Morton & Son, who were a well known firm of local architects. George Morton built the house for himself and it is believed that his original family business had imported OVD rum. Melfort was built in a later Arts & Crafts style, and while the house has been thoroughly modernised, it still retains much of the original character and style of the property. It is an elegant, detached house, which sits well within its own enclosed gardens.
Melfort is a handsome harled house with a slate roof, and internally is immaculately presented. The house was acquired by the sellers in 2010. Prior to their purchase the breakfasting kitchen had been refurbished. Since acquiring the house the sellers have replaced all the double glazed windows, other than the upstairs Veluxes, which had been done by the previous owners. The electric Aga has been installed and the bathroom, master en suite and shower room on the first floor have also been refurbished and the boiler has been replaced. The house has been re-wired throughout for Sky Q and Sky broadband. Outside, a paved and sheltered courtyard and barbequing area has been created to the side of the house with a small fish pond and a hot tub. Internally Melfort still retains its original panelling, pitch pine doors and staircase, foliate pattern plaster ceiling decoration, cornices and fireplaces. All in all, the layout and presentation of the house are ideal for both modern family living and for entertaining. The finish and presentation throughout is exceptional.
The enclosed walled garden is lovely. It mainly comprises lawn with some fine trees including two walnut trees and a copper beech, which together with rhododendrons provide privacy and shelter. There is a summerhouse and a paved seating area accessed off the breakfast room. To the side is a sheltered and paved courtyard, partially enclosed by wooden fencing. This has a small fish pond, hot tub and a covered area, and creates a lovely spot for seating and entertaining. In addition there is a greenhouse and a wild flower border.
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Melfort really is a splendid property in which the best of 1920s craftsmanship blends brilliantly with contemporary comforts. Superb presentation and the highest quality finish throughout, along with an enchanting garden, make this a highly desirable family home, set in an enduringly popular neighbourhood.Ruaraidh Ogilvie