Outstanding detached villa with a remarkable specification.
Ardeer, accessed via a sweeping driveway, commands a prime position in approximately 0.5 of an acre of carefully tended landscaped gardens. This beautiful mid-Victorian villa has been refurbished and extended to exacting standards, whilst many of its original features have been retained.
The traditional detached house, built in golden sandstone under a slate roof, comprises around 4,500 sq ft of flexible family accommodation over three levels. It benefits from wonderful formal reception rooms for entertaining and a spectacular garden room, which was added by the present owners.
Steps from the front garden lead through storm doors to the reception vestibule, which in in turn leads to a grand reception hallway. With chequered tiled flooring, intricate cornice and ceiling rose, this gives access to most ground floor apartments and to a broad staircase to the upper floors.
The formal drawing room features a five-pane bay window to the front, a feature fireplace, cornice and ceiling rose. The formal dining room, also to the front, benefits from a feature fireplace with wood burner, cornicing and picture rail. The family sitting room has a cornice, window to the rear and feature fireplace. A rear inner hallway leads to the spectacular garden room enhanced by stone walls and tiled flooring. Added by the present owner, it successfully brings the outdoors in and with large windows, glass doors and ceiling sky lights it is flooded with natural light. It is a wonderful family and entertaining space, with dining and sitting areas. WC.
A stairway from the inner hallway leads to the fourth bedroom, shower room and home office.
The well fitted, spacious white gloss contemporary kitchen has excellent storage at wall mounted and counter levels and comprises integrated appliances, a central island, window seats and feature lighting. The kitchen door leads to the pantry, boiler room, and a utility room which gives access to the side, with a paved patio area.
On the first floor are three double bedrooms, including the impressive master suite with dressing room and en suite bathroom, which at one time would have been a bedroom. The family shower room completes the first floor accommodation. On the second floor is the family games room.
The gardens of Ardeer are very special, planned by the present owners and fastidiously maintained.
Stone pillars with wooden electric twin gates frame the entrance of Ardeer and a sweeping paved horse shoe shape driveway leads to the main house, with parking for multiple cars. The gardens boast expansive manicured lawns, well stocked borders and strategically positioned shrubs, bushes and trees.
To the rear is a superbly designed patio area, with terraced area for sitting and entertaining, raised planters and a feature wall.
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In my opinion one of the finest homes in Lenzie, sitting in outstanding landscaped gardens, this wonderful family home has all the modern finishes but not lacking in traditional features throughout.Caroleanne Gallagher