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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
November 26, 2018 11:40 am
A most desirable Modern Detached Villa enjoying favoured corner position, within highly regarded residential local comprising mixed style homes. Browncarrick Drive is on southern fringe of Doonfoot where it meets with the countryside of the scenic South Ayrshire/West Coast of Scotland. No 30, with its favoured corner position enjoys a partial coastal view (across elevated Dunure Road), from its upper/front facing apartments.
This well proportioned/presented home is a superb family home with 6 flexible apartments featured over 2 levels. There is scope for the successful purchaser to extend or develop the property further, if required - subject to acquiring required planning permission etc. Competitively priced with Home Report Mortgage Valuation of £310,000. The property retains a sweeping corner plot with the added benefit of a detached double garage.
Internally the accommodation comprises on ground floor, a welcoming reception hall with useful "downstairs" wc, a spacious lounge with "eye-level" bay window enjoying open outlook, adjacent to the rear a semi-open plan dining room with "French" style doors through to a substantial conservatory which is one of the focal points of the property, a lightly restyled kitchen is centrally positioned whilst a most flexible 3rd public/living room could be utilised as a 4th bedroom if required. On the upper level, 2 bedrooms plus a modern 4 piece bathroom whilst a 3rd bedroom is situated off the half-level landing.
Attic storage is available. Both gas central heating & double glazing are featured. EPC - D. A detached double garage provides secure parking/storage whilst the driveway leading thereto also provides off-street parking. On-street parking is also available.
Doonfoot is very convenient for access to Ayr town centre and its wide ranging amenities. Prestwick Airport is relatively short car journey away as is the A77 which provides main road links both north & south. Doonfoot & Ayr provide access to a sweeping promenade/seafront whilst travelling south from Doonfoot the attractions include Culzean Castle, the world renowned Trump Turnberry Golf Course etc.
In our view, a superb property providing a flexible family home with the potential, if required, to develop further to meet any changing needs of its new owners. Viewing by Private Appointment - please telephone BLACK HAY Estate Agents on 01292 283606
February 26, 2020 3:53 pm
** NEW to Market **
Seldom available Extended Family Home, within favoured residential locale. This superb Modern Detached Villa will be of particular appeal to those seeking a larger family home, featuring 7/8 Main Apartments over 2 levels. Enjoying a picturesque setting amidst delightful private landscaped gardens reflecting the owner's keen interest in same, with manicured hedging and a delightful mature woodland backdrop beyond the rear boundary.
Approaching No 19, it offers valued visual appeal amidst its attractive landscaped gardens, broad monobloc private driveway which leads to both the property & its detached double garage whilst the aforementioned mature woodland to the rear provides a most appealing natural backdrop.
The excellent accommodation comprises, welcoming reception hall with useful "downstairs" wc off, spacious lounge which extends to over 25' (almost of 2 apartment size), separate dining room, kitchen, whilst the extension to the side features a splendid master bedroom suite (patio doors to garden) with large/stylish en-suite. On the upper level, 4 bedrooms together with the family bathroom.
The specification includes both gas central heating & double glazing. A security alarm is provided. EPC - C. Attic storage is available. A detached double garage (approx' 17 ' x 15') provides secure parking/storage whilst the neatly presented monobloc driveway provides private/off-street parking.
In our view, a superb opportunity to acquire a splendid Detached Family Home, featuring sought after extended accommodation, whilst also enjoying a much more natural/appealing setting when compared to the rather bland/cramped "New Build" developments that often feature within the current property market.
To arrange a Viewing Appointment please telephone BLACK HAY Estate Agents direct on 01292 283606.
The Home Report together with an expanded array of Photographs, & 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
June 20, 2018 9:30 am
** NEW to Market - Available to View Now **
No 23 Central Esplanade - An exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire a true "seafront" property. For those clients seeking their "dream home by the sea" No 23 Esplanade boldly ticks the most important box "Does the property really have a sea view?" - Yes is the clear answer! From within the property on both the promenade facing ground and upper floors or from the front garden your attention is captured by the sheer panoramic seascape that stretches along the coastline/beachfront with views of Arran & Ailsa Craig on the horizon.
This fine character home comprises a substantial 6 Main Apartments over 3 levels with the valued character retained whilst being carefully complemented by stylish modern fitments in the dining kitchen & bathroom. The successful purchaser will perhaps wish to restyle to their own taste/budget however the competitive price allows scope to create your own special home with a spectacular sea view.
Generally the property is entered from the rear elevation which faces onto the easily missed Bellfield Lane, just off Marina Road however the main door entrance to the front provides instant access to Prestwick's sweeping promenade/seafront and those fabulous views. A much valued private parking space together with a double garage are included with the sale, both located to the rear, either side of the rear entrance gate.
In particular the most appealing & well proportioned accommodation comprises on ground floor, a welcoming reception hall, an impressive bay windowed lounge from which to enjoy the seafront views, a centrally positioned dining/kitchen - well equipped with integrated appliances, to the rear a most useful family/living room with patio doors serving as entrance to/from the rear garden (perhaps one could envisage a rear entrance porch being added here in the future to provide a designated rear entrance hall/porch - subject to planning permission being obtained). A charming period staircase provides access to the upper level, initially a half-landing leads to an attractive rear facing 4th bedroom and a very stylish modern 4 piece bathroom, whilst the main upper hallway features 3 bedrooms - Nos 1 & 2 seafront facing with the "master" No 1 commanding breathtaking elevated views from its 3 frame dormer window. Bedroom No 3 is also of double proportion and is rear facing. 3 of the 4 bedrooms are of spacious double proportion.
The specification includes both gas central heating & double glazing. EPC - E. Private gardens are situated to the front and rear, the front with gate onto the promenade whilst the rear is enclosed for privacy with mixed shrubs/flowers and good seating areas. The rear gate opens onto Bellfield Lane (a T-shaped cul de sac lane). Of the 2 parking spaces when one views the property from the rear No 23 retains the right hand space together with the double garage to the left hand side (adjacent to No 23A which was formerly part of No 23 - noting from the front elevation, the single storey link to the right is not part of this property, it is No 23A and is not part of this property sale).
Prestwick's thriving Town Centre remains a strong reason for its popularity with homeowners and visitors whilst the sweeping promenade/seafront views have a magnetic appeal. Prestwick Airport, the A79 & A77 are easily accessible whilst the popular train & bus service provide Glasgow bound commuters with easy public transport links.
Graeme Lumsden, Director/Valuer of BLACK HAY Estate Agents comments -
" After 30 years in the property industry I still enjoy the many varied property styles and locations which I visit daily as part of my job as an estate agent.
Personally I live in the country however I have always said that if I move it would only be for a sea view. For myself, and many, many others the magic of a sea view remains its ever changing texture/colour/light - never mind the seasons or a particular month or week ….daily and almost by the minute the sea can change from mirror flat calm to gentle ripples, rhythmic waves to racing white horses galloping to the shore on stormy days. The countryside changes by the season, the sea changes by the hour.
No 23 is a superb seafront family home that can entertain on its own however adding in that magical sea view elevates its appeal immensely. Imagine what a New Home builder would price this property at if they built it today?
However in simple terms it comes down to those that seek a true seafront home and value the exceptional qualities of this location and of No 23 itself. It's a Special Home and I have no doubt that the very lucky new owners will settle down on their first evening, soak in the spectacular seafront views and realise that they are indeed living their dream! "
Viewing by Appointment Only please, thank you. Telephone BLACK HAY Estate Agents on 01292 283606. The Property Home Report is available to view on our blackhay.co.uk website, search for the property then simply click on the "View Home Report" Tab.
July 9, 2020 3:39 pm
** NEW to Market - Available to View Now **
A rare opportunity to acquire a desirable Traditional Blonde Sandstone fronted Detached Bungalow featuring 5 Main Apartments, all on-the-level. A substantial Undeveloped Attic offers potential for further development, subject to acquiring planning permission etc
More details to follow....
To arrange a Viewing please telephone BLACK HAY Estate Agents on 01292 283606.
The Home Report & Floor Plan/Room Sizes/Features for this property can be viewed here on our blackhay.co.uk website
For further information/enquiries relating to this particular property please contact either Paula or Graeme at BLACK HAY - 01292 283606
August 6, 2020 12:18 pm
CLOSING DATE: THURSDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 2020 at 12 NOON
Enjoying a truly picturesque setting amidst expansive manicured private gardens, a subtle Modern Detached Bungalow featuring an exceptional specification which underlines the owners careful attention to detail & quality. On many levels the successful purchaser of “Dalnean” will own a unique home set within Dalmellington, which nestles on the edge of Galloway’s renowned “Dark Sky Park”.
Internal viewing reveals a well proportioned 6 Main Apartment Detached Bungalow, featuring on-the-level accommodation which is complemented by an outstanding specification with the highlights including the stunning “luxury” kitchen & bathroom whilst the focal point is surely the exceptional sun room which beckons one to settle down and enjoy the expansive gardens which unfold before you, framed by the distant hills on the horizon.
In particular, comprising, reception hall, most appealing lounge with semi-open plan dining room to the rear, fabulous “luxury” kitchen with integrated appliances, 3 bedrooms with the “master” bedroom featuring fitted storage, together with an eyecatching “luxury” bathroom featuring high quality 4 piece fitments including roll-top freestanding bath. The sun room is accessed from the lounge and offers an area in which to relax or entertain with the magical gardens providing a simply showstopping backdrop.
The specification includes central heating & double glazing. EPC – C. A private driveway sweeps up to Dalnean with a convenient turning point whilst an integral double garage is located to the rear, offering secure parking/storage (with informal access via adjacent lane to rear). The gardens are expansive (no size specified - however a coloured copy of the Title Plan shows the plot/garden area & boundaries of Dalnean).
In our view an exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire a unique home amidst a unique setting ...Dalnean is locally admired for good reason …it’s easy to appreciate both the local interest and likely interest from elsewhere. Whoever emerges as the successful purchaser can settle down on their 1st evening in residence and perhaps offer a respectful “toast” to the former owners – a quiet “Thank You” for delivering a unique home which can be richly enjoyed …because of the joy it brings.
To View please telephone BLACK HAY Estate Agents on 01292 283606. This particular property sale is being handled by our Director/Valuer Graeme Lumsden, if you wish to discuss your interest, please contact Graeme direct on 01292 283606. The Home Report will be available to view here on our blackhay.co.uk website this coming week, along with the floorplan & additional photos not available elsewhere. Private Viewing appointments will begin this coming week (subject to Scottish Government Guidelines on viewing).