August 15, 2019 4:34 pm
Graeme Lumsden, our Estate Agency Director at BLACK HAY Estate Agents, comments…
“Arriving outside The NEUK ….pause for a moment. This striking home appears to have emerged organically from the soil, flanked either side by its strong yet subtle buttress walls, centrally your eye is drawn to the 7 frame oriel window detail, then upwards from the impressive roofline the chimneys rise dramatically emphasising that this is a very special home …one which the successful purchaser will have the joy of owning.
I’ve been very lucky over my 30+ years in the estate agency industry to sell thousands of homes, a handful being very special, and not always because of their high value or location/specification etc ….indeed, for me, it is the simplicity of a home which can be its strongest asset.
This historically noteworthy home relied on its original owner who over a century ago was blessed with a substantial purse to finance the construction of this unique home, yet without the selection of its then relatively young architect Alexander Caldwell Thomson (1873 to 1925) who arrived from Glasgow to open his own architectural practice in Ayr, The NEUK could have simply been another Bungalow style home.
As luck would have it Thomson’s architectural studies/career developed through the period of “The Glasgow Style”, led by the celebrated Charles Rennie Mackintosh, responsible for some of Scotland’s most iconic buildings of that remarkable period when a new style of modern architecture was being driven by Mackintosh and his close associates. The style was striking, because it was not overladen with excessive detail. At the core of this new architectural movement was an organic free flowing style which allowed architectural details that could have become over complicated to simply flow with the design, taking the eye on a natural journey of detail notable for its simplicity.
Visiting The NEUK one can see and feel the influence of that powerful yet short period of Glasgow Style which Mackintosh led, and which undoubtedly influenced the young Alexander Caldwell Thomson during his time studying at Glasgow School of Art. Take a visual tour of Glasgow including its world famous School of Art (now very sadly damaged by 2 fires), The Willow Tea Rooms (now Mackintosh at The Willow), House for an Art Lover or to The Hill House in Helensburgh, then consider The NEUK, enjoy the subtle details which Thomson designed, reflecting many of those details for which those iconic Mackintosh Designed Buildings are widely admired.
In my view, The NEUK undoubtedly displays many of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s iconic architectural design details however it is Alexander Caldwell Thomson who, as in life, took those influences from his early studies/career and created his signature details at The NEUK which now serves as a tribute to both Mackintosh and the appreciation that Thomson had for the enduring Glasgow Style.
As is often the case of noteworthy homes, each owner is only a ”custodian” during their period of ownership, however what a pleasurable way to serve your role as custodian – owning & living in The NEUK. It will be a lucky buyer indeed that is handed the keys from the current owners.”
The Virtual Tour & Digital Brochure/Floorplan will be available to view shortly on our website - blackhay.co.uk
Interested parties are advised to contact their Solicitor to lodge a Formal Note of Interest although initial enquiries are welcome direct to BLACK HAY, please contact our Estate Agency Director/Valuer Graeme Lumsden (who is handling this particular property sale) on 01292 283606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The most appealing accommodation is featured over 2 levels, comprising on ground floor, welcoming reception hall, stunning formal lounge, impressive dining room, a fabulous/substantial extension styled open-plan as a family/living/breakfasting room with “snug” area, split-level kitchen (integrated appliances), bedroom No 1 with en-suite shower room/wc, bedroom No 2 featuring fitted dressing room & en-suite shower room/wc, useful study/alternative 5th bedroom. A central hallway features a striking staircase (useful guests wc understair) which rises to a gallery style upper hallway off which the “master” bedroom (No 3) is located together with a 4th bedroom which is currently utilised as a dressing room, the main bathroom (4 piece with small sauna) is also on the upper level.
Gas central heating & double glazing are featured. EPC - C. During their long period of ownership the current owners have been careful to retain the rich character of this unique home, whilst investing both personally & financially enhancing The NEUK - for example, full re-roofing, the professional design/build of the fabulous extension & the design/build of a substantial detached double garage block with studio style accommodation above.
In addition new fitments/further improvements have been made by the owners.
Hard-standing parking to the front is by way of a monobloc driveway (sliding gate) within the landscaped gardens, whilst to the left twin remote control doors lead through a secure carport & garage, in-turn a monobloc driveway across the rear landscaped gardens to the detached double garage (heated, again remote control doors). The private gardens are landscaped/picturesque incorporating a luxuriously styled “Barbecue House”.
Internal period/character features believed to date back to the original build include impressive fireplaces, ironmongery, stunning staircase & galleried upper hallway, decorative timberwork, whilst externally the porthole windows, oriel window, chimneys, buttress walls etc are also believed to date back to the original build.
Quite simply - The NEUK is a wonderful example of an early 20th century home which reflects classic details of the iconic “Glasgow Style” made famous by the celebrated Charles Rennie Mackintosh - The Glasgow Style displaying elements of the decorative Art Nouveau period.
January 11, 2019 2:13 pm
A superbly presented & most desirable Modern Townhouse. Favoured End Terrace position, within select Modern cul de sac Development. Featuring very stylish, well proportioned accommodation over 3 levels. Complemented by high quality specification with internal viewing highly recommended. Added benefit of Private Monobloc Driveway & Integral Garage. Convenient for access across/to Central Edinburgh & Motorway Network. Reception Hall with staircase leading to 1st & 2nd Floor Apartments, useful “Downstairs” WC, off, most appealing full width Dining/Family/Kitchen (integrated appliances), patio doors to garden, stylish Lounge, Master Bedroom with En-suite, additional WC off 1st floor hallway, 3 further Bedrooms off 2nd floor (No 2 featuring En-suite) whilst further Bathroom serves remaining bedrooms. Gas Central Heating, Double Glazing, EPC – B. Attractive views to rear.
A splendid Modern Home with stylish/adaptable accommodation. To View – telephone BLACK HAY Estate Agents 01292 283606 (evenings/weekends Call Centre - 0131 513 9477)
August 6, 2020 9:55 am
"FAIRWAYS" - A highly desirable Traditional Detached Bungalow enjoying an enviable position on Golf Crescent with panoramic views over Troon Links Golf Course. This beautifully presented home is set amidst picturesque mature gardens with the rear garden in particular inviting one to enjoy the delightful outdoor space when weather permits.
Internal viewing reveals a stylish home comprising 6 Main Apartments (2 public & 4 bedrooms or as presently utilised, 3 public & 3 bedrooms) over 2 levels, entered through the welcoming twin storm doors/vestibule onto a charming reception hall, staircase ahead leading to upper apartments whilst the ground floor corridor style hallway leads to a formal bay windowed lounge enjoying splendid golf course views (this room could be utilised as a 4th bedroom, if required), separate dining room (patio doors onto delightful rear gardens/patio), family/living room with stylish modern kitchen off - well equipped with integrated appliances, two double bedrooms (Nos 1 & 2 - one front facing & one rear) and the main bathroom off the hallway. On the upper level, the "master" bedroom (No 3) with stylish integrated storage and a 4 piece en-suite, whilst a useful study and small boxroom are also provided.
The specification includes both gas central heating and double glazing. EPC - E. Mature private gardens are situated to the front & rear, neatly presented, reflecting the owners keen interest in same with a sheltered rear patio and small summer house also featured. The private "horseshoe shaped" driveway provides convenient in/out access to the front of the property whilst also leading to the detached garage at the rear.
In our view ...an exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire a most desirable Detached Bungalow which enjoys enviable golf course views, whilst also providing flexible 6 plus Apartment accommodation, of broad appeal. Internal Viewing is invited by contacting BLACK HAY ESTATE AGENTS - blackhay.co.uk (outwith normal office hours/over this weekend you can telephone 07795 197 566 to arrange a private appointment).
To discuss your interest in "FAIRWAYS" please contact Graeme Lumsden, our Director/Valuer, who is handling this particular sale. The Home Report is available on request. The Property Movie/Virtual Tour, Full Colour Brochure etc for this property can be viewed exclusively on our blackhay.co.uk website.
March 17, 2020 4:00 pm
*NEW to Market - Available to View Now* You can View the Property Movie/Virtual Tour, 12 Page Full Colour Brochure for Rosewood ....here on our blackhay.co.uk website (simply click on the appropriate "Tab" below the photos to open). Our website displays an extended array of photographs.
The sale of this particular property is being handled by Graeme Lumsden (our Estate Agency Director/Valuer). To arrange a Private Viewing Appointment, discuss your interest in this particular property or request a copy of the Home Report, please speak directly with Graeme on 01292 283606.
ROSEWOOD – No 77 Monument Road, AYR. A simply outstanding Traditional Red Sandstone Fronted Detached Bungalow, Chalet Style, retaining immense character & charm, complemented by a subtle yet very stylish contemporary interior. Enjoying a delightful mature setting amidst picturesque gardens with twin pillared entrance opening onto a sweeping driveway.
The current owners have been resident since the 1980’s during which time they have modernised the property with great thought and at some considerable expenditure. Internal viewing reveals a most appealing home with well proportioned 6/7 Main Apartment accommodation featured over 2 levels. In our view this charming home will be of broad appeal, presented in walk-in condition. Much attention has also been paid by the owners to the exterior presentation with the delightful gardens reflecting their keen interest in same, inviting one to potter or relax when the weather favours the outdoor enthusiast.
In particular, the ground floor accommodation comprises, a most welcoming reception hall, splendid formal lounge & separate dining room – both bay windowed with delightful garden views to the front, very well appointed breakfasting kitchen with integrated appliances, informal living/tv room (again bay windowed) enjoying charming garden views to the rear (this room could be utilised as a 4th bedroom, if required), bedroom No 1, a very stylish main bathroom (larger shower cubicle instead of bath), a most appealing larger conservatory to the rear invites one to enjoy the panoramic garden views. A discreetly positioned staircase to the rear of the reception hall leads to the upper hallway off which 2 further bedrooms are provided (No 2 and No 3 - “The Master Bedroom” which overlooks the rear) together with a useful boxroom and a 4 piece bathroom serving the upper apartments.
The specification includes both gas central heating & double glazing. EPC – D. The picturesque gardens wrap around from front, side to rear, bounded by mature hedging for added privacy. An array of garden outbuildings are provided including a larger timber store which could easily be adapted to a very useable summer house. Ample private parking with the ability to turn is available within the driveway area to the front, whilst the garage to the side provides secure parking/storage.
Graeme Lumsden, Director/Valuer of BLACK HAY Estate Agents comments…
“ During my 30+ years within the property industry I have been lucky enough to view/market/sell a wide range of different styles of properties in an equally wide range of locations. Currently I live on the edge of The Galloway Forest and enjoy all that the countryside has to offer (including long/dark winters! – however star laden dark skies above). Rosewood, located on Monument Road …it combines so much of the positive aspects of rural/country living in terms of its peaceful/picturesque setting which encourages one to relax, such an underrated pastime! Yet here it is …nestling unobtrusively at No 77 Monument Road, just peaking out above its hedgeline. If you want a Country House in The Town …buy Rosewood, it’s a wonderful place to call home.”
To arrange a Viewing Appointment please telephone BLACK HAY Estate Agents direct on 01292 283606 and ask for Graeme Lumsden or Paula Haworth. Outwith normal working hours our Call Centre 0131 513 9477 (7 Day a Week - 8.30am to 11pm) is available by telephoning 0131 513 9477.
The sale of this particular property is being handled by Graeme Lumsden (our Estate Agency Director/Valuer). To discuss your interest in this particular property further or request a copy of the Home Report, please speak directly with Graeme at BLACK HAY Estate Agents - blackhay.co.uk
July 30, 2018 11:37 am
TREVONA - enjoying favoured Cambusdoon Drive address, one of Alloway's most highly regarded residential locales, where one can appreciate individually styled homes from their wider "Avenue" setting.
This desirable home will perhaps be of particular appeal to the client seeking a Detached Bungalow style home which combines flexibility of use in terms of the accommodation, presently featured over two levels, & the option to entertain using its well-proportioned apartments - a substantial Reception Hall, Lounge & Dining Room being particular highlights which capture one's attention.
Trevona has been a much loved home for its present owner however it would now benefit from modernisation, hence the competitive price allowing scope for the successful purchaser to re-spec' to their own style/budget. Some buyers may be attracted with Trevona's development potential, as seen with some nearby homes/gardens which have been extensively redeveloped - subject to the required planning permission etc.
The property retains considerable character & charm with a welcoming/comfortable feel from its well-proportioned accommodation which comprises - ground floor, reception hall, lounge, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, main bathroom (shower room adj'), utility area, sun/garden room. Whilst on upper level, 2 very spacious bedrooms (Nos 3 & 4) which offer flexibility of use (one could envisage an upper living/family room enjoying picturesque garden views) whilst a central upper bathroom serves these bedrooms.
The current specification includes gas central heating whilst glazing is predominately older style single, some secondary glazing. An attached double garage (with integral access) sits beyond the circular private driveway. The private gardens are well established with Trevona centrally positioned on the plot to enjoy a sizable area both to the front & rear.
Graeme Lumsden, Director/Valuer of BLACK HAY Estate Agents comments - "Celebrating my 30 Years within the estate agency industry I still take great joy from marketing a home which has clearly been much loved & enjoyed by its owner.
Trevona ticks many of the boxes for those more demanding buyers who are searching for a quality home in this particular price range… however it also offers the successful purchaser the opportunity perhaps to add their particular character into Trevona and take it forward through the next several decades, whether by re-styling or redeveloping.
Whatever the New Owner chooses to do they will appreciate that they begin with what has clearly been a quality home in one of Alloway/Ayr's most highly regarded locales."
May 28, 2019 10:52 am
"GREENLEAS" - No 3 Ewenfield Gardens, Ayr – A superbly presented Detached Chalet Style Villa, discreetly positioned at cul de sac end, within highly regarded residential locale of mixed style quality homes.
Deceptive externally, this elegant home features well proportioned accommodation of 6 Main Apartments over 2 levels, available as 2 public, 4 bedrooms or as presently used – 3 public rooms & 3 bedrooms located on the main & upper levels respectively.
Internal viewing reveals a tastefully presented home which has been continually maintained by its present owners, complemented by a modern specification.
In particular the accommodation comprises on ground floor, most impressive reception hall with “downstairs” wc/cloakroom off, elegant formal lounge, striking dining room, stylish integrated kitchen with semi-open plan dining area adjacent & useful utility room off, family/tv room (or 4th bedroom if required). The staircase rises to the upper level from the reception hall, off which 3 bedrooms are located – the "master” bedroom suite being most appealing with stylish en-suite & dressing room off, 2 further bedrooms (both of spacious double proportion) and a most appealing family bathroom.
Gas central heating, double glazing and a security system are featured. EPC – D. A private gated monobloc driveway provides off-street parking. Colourful, well stocked gardens are featured to the rear/side offering much valued privacy.
In our view… an exceptional home, of a style seldom available within this most favoured locale. Private viewing available by contacting BLACK HAY ESTATE AGENTS on 01292 283606 (outwith normal office hours our 7 Day a week Call Centre is available on 0131 513 9477).
The "Virtual Tour" for "GREENLEAS" can be viewed here on our BLACK HAY Website, together with the Digital/PDF Brochure, Floorplan & Home Report. Should you wish to discuss this property further please contact Graeme Lumsden, our Estate Agency Director/Valuer on 01292 283606.
October 22, 2020 10:46 am
“Bay View”, Doonfoot – A superb opportunity to purchase a beautifully presented Modern Detached Luxury Villa, enjoying favourable corner plot within the desirable Greenan Views Residential Development situated on the outskirts of Ayr, itself on the South West Coast of Scotland.
This exceptional former Show Home was completed by renowned MacTaggart & Mickel, highly regarded for their building excellence/quality standards, with the balance of a 10 Year NHBC Guarantee available. The style/model is “The Tait”, one of a limited number of 8 Apartment Villas.
Internal viewing reveals a stylish home, complemented by quality fixtures/fittings, featuring well proportioned apartments over 2 levels which offer flexibility of use. On the ground floor, the entrance vestibule opens into a most welcoming reception hall with double height ceiling and staircase rising to “gallery” style upper hallway, a corner sited formal lounge with patio doors opening onto sheltered patio gardens, an open-plan style dining kitchen – the stylish heart of this particular home with most appealing/well equipped kitchen (noting a good sized separate utility room is also provided), a living/family room provides further living space with patio doors again opening onto the rear patio gardens, a “downstairs” wc/cloakroom is positioned off the reception hall.
The central staircase rises from the reception hall to the upper hallway which provides gallery style access to 5 bedrooms - 4 of these currently serving as bedrooms whilst the 5th presently serves as a good sized study/snug with twin door access. Bedroom Nos 1 & 2 feature stylish en-suites whilst bedroom Nos 3, 4 & 5 are served by a stylish family bathroom (with bath & double shower) off the hallway.
The specification includes both gas central heating and double glazing. Attic storage is available. The private gardens are neatly presented with an attractive array of shrubs etc whilst feature pebbles to the front/side gardens ease maintenance. The rear gardens are attractively presented, of sheltered courtyard style, inviting outdoor use when the weather permits. The private driveway provides off-street parking whilst also leading to a detached double garage with remote door access (noting that having been the sales office it is lined/features downlighting etc.).
In our view, quite simply… a Modern Luxury Home of immense appeal to those seeking a true Luxury Detached Villa able to accommodate an existing or growing family, or as with the current owners …a very comfortable home which a couple can choose to enjoy privately or welcome family/visitors. To discuss your interest in “Bay View” please contact Graeme Lumsden, our Director/Valuer, who is handling this particular sale – 01292 283606 or email@example.com Internal Viewing is invited by contacting BLACK HAY ESTATE AGENTS on 01292 283606 (outwith normal office hours/over this weekend you can telephone 07795 197 566 to arrange a private viewing appointment).
February 27, 2018 10:39 am
A Bespoke Redevelopment of a Distinctive Traditional Detached Victorian Villa, now forming 3 Luxurious Conversions (2 Sold - only 163A remaining), located on Garden, Ground & Upper Levels, each combining the Original Character of Inglisby with the contemporary style of the 21st Century.
No 163A Nithsdale Road, Pollokshields - The UPPER Conversion and the largest with impressive elevated views. Exceptional 6/7 Main Apartment Accommodation, Circa 1985 Sq Ft', presented to "Show Home" standard, ready to move-in. The flexible layout enables the accommodation to be utilised as 1/2 public (incl' the Dining style Hall) plus 4 Bedrooms & Study or 2/3 Public plus 3 Bedrooms & Study.
In particular, a Private Main Door Entrance opens onto a striking vaulted Private Staircase which leads up/opens onto a dramatic 42' long Reception Hall - ideal for entertaining as Dining style Hall or entertainment space with quality panelled doors onto the remaining apartments, all well proportioned with fine views to the front & garden views to the rear. To the front - an elegant & most substantial 5 frame oriel windowed Lounge, adjacent a separate Dining Room (or 4th Bedroom if required) with double window feature, luxury Breakfasting Kitchen - fully integrated. To the rear - the Master Bedroom with Luxury En-Suite, Two further Bedrooms, a fabulous Main Bathroom and a useful Study complete this fantastic home. The attic area of Inglisby is private to this property and will be legally conveyed with the sale.
Gas Central Heating & Double Glazing are featured. EPC - Tbc. A private garden area to the rear will be conveyed with this particular property. Factors have been appointed on behalf of the 3 Owners to ensure that the property is professionally maintained. Parking is on-street.
An EXCEPTIONAL HOME - An EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY
February 27, 2018 10:15 am
Bespoke Redevelopment of a Distinctive Traditional Victorian Villa, now 3 BRAND NEW Luxurious Conversions. This the Ground Floor, 5/6 Main Apartments with Original Character of Inglisby complemented by contemporary 21st Century style/fittings.
....all 3 Conversions will be open to view during the Opening Hours noted. Further Viewings times are available by contacting BLACK HAY Estate Agents 01292 283606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Bespoke Redevelopment of a Distinctive Traditional Detached Victorian Villa, now forming 3 Luxurious Conversions, located on Garden, Ground & Upper Levels, each combining the Original Character of Inglisby with the contemporary style of the 21st Century.
No 163B Nithsdale Road, Pollokshields - The GROUND Floor Conversion. Exceptional 5/6 Main Apartment Accommodation is presented to "Show Home" standard, ready to move-in. The flexible layout enables the accommodation to be utilised as 1/2 public (incl' the Dining style Hall) plus 4 Bedrooms or 2/3 Public plus 3 Bedrooms.
In particular, a Private Main Door Entrance opens onto the Vestibule which in-turn opens onto a striking 42' long Reception Hall - ideal for entertaining as Dining style Hall or entertainment space with quality panelled doors onto the remaining apartments, all well proportioned with fine views to the front & garden views to the rear. To the front - an elegant & most substantial 5 frame oriel windowed Lounge, adjacent a separate Dining Room (or 4th Bedroom if required) with triple window feature, luxury Breakfasting Kitchen - fully integrated. To the rear - the Master Bedroom with Luxury En-Suite, Two further Bedrooms and a fabulous Main Bathroom complete this fantastic home.
Gas Central Heating & Double Glazing are featured. A private garden area to the rear will be conveyed with this particular property. Factors have being appointed on behalf of the 3 Owners to ensure that the property is professionally maintained. Parking is on-street.
March 9, 2020 4:05 pm
* NEW to Market - Available to View Soon *
“ALDERBANK”, Doonfoot – A Charming Traditional Detached Cottage Style Home set amidst larger mature private gardens, within admired residential locale. Historically believed to be the site of one of the earliest built properties locally (however this is based on 3rd party information). The current owners have been resident for approx’ 30 years during which time they have upgraded/extended the property. It is fair to say that the successful purchaser will modernise the property however the competitive price allows scope to upgrade/re-style to your own taste/budget.
ALDERBANK is discreetly positioned on Scaur O’ Doon Road, well screened from the roadway by hedging/fencing with a pedestrian gate to the front whilst a gated driveway provides vehicular access to the rear. The mature gardens are of larger size, undoubtedly an attractive feature of the property, albeit some attention is required to these. Woodland area to the far side slopes down to the River Doon.
Internal viewing reveals a cosy home retaining it’s Cottage Style character with accommodation featured over 2 levels, comprising 7 Main Apartments. In particular, on the ground floor, entrance vestibule leads onto the reception hall which provides access to ground floor apartments whilst a staircase to the rear leads to the upper apartments, spacious lounge with most attractive sun room overlooking private front gardens, breakfasting kitchen leads onto larger size conservatory styled dining room (noting this is slate roofed to match the main house), two bedrooms, “downstairs” wc. On upper level, 2 further bedrooms and a bathroom (noted coombed ceiling upstairs). A small attached garage has integral access through a store room (just off bedroom No 1).
The specification includes gas central heating & double glazing. EPC – E. Generous mature gardens are a feature of the property encouraging fantastic enclosed family use or offering the keen gardener/bird lover the opportunity to create a picturesque haven. The detached garage to the rear has been removed however there remains ample space to build a garage/store (subject to any required planning permission) whilst the gated driveway offers further private parking.
Graeme Lumsden, Director/Valuer of BLACK HAY Estate Agents comments…
“I live on the edge of The Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, so I’m used to being surrounded by nature. When I first walked into the gardens of ALDERBANK it just seemed to be a delightful sheltered natural haven, one in which to relax, whether at the end of a busy day or as part of a gentle retirement. Yes, it needs work done. Yes, the gardens need work. However, as an Antique Dealer friend of mine often says – find me another! I think the successful buyer secures the opportunity to develop their own haven, yet it’s not miles away in the countryside (as I am, commuting 90 miles each day to/from work) …..and don’t forget, the sweeping promenade/seafront is only a short walk away.”
To arrange a Viewing Appointment please telephone BLACK HAY Estate Agents direct on 01292 283606.
The Home Report (Available Soon) together with an expanded array of Photographs & the 2-level Floorplan for this particular property can be viewed here on our blackhay website. The sale of this particular property is being handled by our Estate Agency Director/Valuer - Graeme Lumsden