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WestwoodGalston KA4 8LR
Offers in the Region of £250,000Sold
** NEW to Market - Available to View Now ** “Westwood” – A distinctive yet deceptive Detached Home retaining immense character and charm. Built circa 1920’s Westwood combines substantial on-the-level accommodation with fine character features including stained/leaded glass, sandstone detailing externally to emphasise the individual styling, the central portico/pillared entrance with marble threshold, splendid beamed ceiling within the lounge, all of which reflect that the house was likely to have been originally built for a wealthy owner. Westwood is set amidst mature larger gardens within one of Galston’s most desirable locales. The gardens are most appealing with a feature “sunken” garden to the rear being particularly attractive, extensively screened for added privacy.
In addition to its existing features the current owners have further enhanced the specification at considerable expense demonstrated by their desire to retain the character of the property by installing historically sensitive sash & case double glazed windows costing in excess of £20,000 and ensuring that the traditional stained/leaded decorative glazed window panels were incorporated into the newly installed windows rather than being mimicked in a modern way.
In our view internal viewing will confirm that Westwood is an exceptional Detached Character Home which easily compares to much higher valued character homes located, for instance, in some of Glasgow’s most sought after residential locales. Galston is approx. 4.5 miles from the A77 or approx 24 miles from Glasgow.
The excellent accommodation, which is all on-the-level, is accessed from the focal point portico/pillared entrance through an impressive vestibule onto a most welcoming reception hall which retains extensive traditional timber finishes on panelled doors/skirtings/facings, the stunning formal lounge is situated to the front with triple focal points – from the splendid five frame broad box shape bay window with decorative stained/leaded panels to the fine traditional timber fireplace with solid fuel fire and finally the outstanding beamed ceiling which defines the character of this most impressive room, a spacious separate dining room is also located to the front with triple windows again featuring decorative stained/leaded panels. To the rear a stylish modern kitchen with a most useful separate utility off. Three bedrooms are featured, all of double proportion, the “master” (No 1) to the front with triple windows similar to the dining room plus the addition of bespoke integrated louvre blinds, whilst to the rear, bedrooms Nos 2 & 3 – both overlooking the rear gardens. Particular mention must also be made of the stylish main bathroom and additional wc/shower room – the main bathroom having been re-fitted by the present owners at a cost in excess of £9000 with a most stylish 3 piece white suite including a feature roll top bath complimented by Italian tiling, whilst a most useful shower room/wc is also finished in a tasteful modern style.
The specification includes the aforementioned £20,000 plus double glazed sash & case windows, newly installed gas central heating, a security alarm system and low maintenance pvc cladding on the external fascia boards. A substantial attic is accessed via a loft hatch/slidding ladder off the reception hall.
Westwood is set amidst private landscaped gardens, particularly private to the rear which features a charming “sunken” garden/lawn. A private driveway provides off-street parking whilst also leading through a gated entrance onto a rear hard-standing area with a traditionally styled detached tandem garage with a single car space to the front and attached outhouse storage to the rear. On-street parking is also available.
Graeme Lumsden, Director of Black Hay Estate Agents comments – “After 25 Years of selling a huge array of homes, mainly across West Central Scotland, I still arrive at a particular property and I'm genuinely surprised, in a very positive way. It can be the style of a property or its size, location, views or…. it can be the enthusiasm of the owners who have absorbed the style & character of their home and sought to improve it in a way that embraces its original character whilst adding a feature which has longevity and can be enjoyed in later years as much as the day it was first completed. The current owners of Westwood have to be congratulated for their contribution to the upgrading of the property, in particular the £20,000 plus sash & case windows which financially they won’t be rewarded for however both Westwood and its new owners will be able to enjoy!”