Period grandeur meets grand designs in this iconic and inimitable, 5 bedroom, West End family home
40 Cleveden Drive is arguably the most prominent home in the West End of Glasgow. A double fronted, blonde sandstone property consisting of five ensuite bedrooms over four floors, sitting in a plot of around 0.37 acres with an in and out drive and extending to an extraordinary 9100 sq ft, Lochgarry' as it was once known, must be the ultimate townhouse. The restoration vision of Archial architects and the current owners for this former institutional facility has created what is surely the most impressive home in the West End.
Constructed over four floors, the house blends modern comfort and design whilst protecting the proportions and the framework of a B Listed, period property. The quality of craftsmanship and finish ensures that Lochgarry sits in a class of its own.
This residence marries traditional and contemporary with the floor to ceiling glass windows fusing with the traditional original building, a glass staircase meeting wooden wall panelling, and cutting edge technology integrating seamlessly with classic interiors.
A new two-storey curved glass extension was formed to create a contemporary family room with lots of natural light, bringing a sense of the outdoors inside. Considerable structural alterations were also required to accommodate a glass staircase, skylight and domestic leisure facilities.
Attention to detail is evident everywhere and was of paramount importance given the incorporation of state-of-the-art energy management systems while renovating and preserving the extensive period features within the home.
The careful programme of works included luxury finishes throughout such as a bespoke kitchen with Corian worksurfaces, double American-style fridge and freezer and dual integrated ovens. All this was achieved with a seamless transition into the double height glass breakfasting/dining area. In addition to the family kitchen, the ground floor sees a stunning island unit form a bar/entertaining kitchen which then opens to the dining room.
On the lower ground floor there is also a spacious games room with doors opening to the garden making a superb entertaining space as well as a private cinema room.
As one would expect, the bedrooms are all of generous proportions with en suite facilities; each bathroom boasts its own unique style, creating intrigue and elegance.
Perhaps one of the most astonishing adaptations within the house is the upper level which is formed of a magnificent bedroom, bathroom and additional sitting area with real contemporary glamour, comparable with the very best penthouse apartments in the city. This formation lends itself as an opulent principal bedroom suite or the ideal retreat for guests or even for older children desiring some independence.
Externally the gardens extend to 0.37 acres and with the creation of varied levels the landscaping forms numerous sun traps, spacious lawns and recreational space.
The balance of house and garden combined with the quality of design and finish ensure that Lochgarry has etched its status in stone at the upper end of residential dwellings to have ever come to market, not only in Glasgow, but of anywhere in Scotland.
To the front of the property two sets of electric security gates open at either end of a sweeping driveway and raised parking area. This gives superb views over the garden and while behind the gates it is spacious and open, the high perimeter hedging and topography of the land ensures a very private and secure garden. To the rear of the property there is a substantial paved area that sweeps behind the glass extension
View payable LBTT Calculator for this property
Without a doubt, 40 Cleveden Drive is one of the most breathtaking properties I've had the pleasure of marketing. The quality of craftsmanship and finish ensures that it sits entirely in a class of its own. My personal favourite element must the astonishing top floor, which creates something akin to the very best penthouse apartments in the city.Cameron EwerProperty agent