Characterised by opulent proportions and inimitable grandeur, this breathtaking detached Victorian villa represents a rare opportunity to acquire a unique period home for generations to come. The epitome of luxurious family living from a bygone era, the sprawling property boasts no fewer than three magnificent reception rooms, four/five...
Characterised by opulent proportions and inimitable grandeur, this breathtaking detached Victorian villa represents a rare opportunity to acquire a unique period home for generations to come. The epitome of luxurious family living from a bygone era, the sprawling property boasts no fewer than three magnificent reception rooms, four/five double bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a collection of priceless features, namely sash and- case windows with working shutters, cast-iron radiators and exquisite fireplaces.
Instantly distinguishable by its unique design and twin front gables, 1 Argyle Crescent occupies a coveted corner plot bound by manicured box hedges. From the gated garden path, the heavy front door swings open into a sunny entrance vestibule complete with classic Victorian floor tiles and a glazed vestibule door into the reception hall. With staggering proportions, rich hardwood floors (which continue throughout) and a grand staircase, the hall makes an unforgettable first impression and illustrates the calibre of the accommodation to follow. The first reception room, the vast sitting room, is flooded with light from a splendid bay window and has retained a wealth of stunning period features, most notably beautiful parquet flooring and a marble fireplace flanked by a traditional Edinburgh Press.
Across the hall, the spacious living room exudes a more intimate ambience and benefits from a contemporary living flame gas fire, accompanied by another Edinburgh Press.
The south-facing dining room is a quintessential family hub - perfect for busy mealtimes and informal entertaining - and flows into the triple-aspect kitchen to the rear. Lined with contemporary oak-effect cabinetry paired with Westmorland slate worktops and floor tiles, the space features an integrated microwave, a dishwasher, a fridge/freezer and a semi-integrated washing machine, plus a Smeg dual-fuel cooker and an extractor hood.
Returning to the hall, the versatile study is floored in attractive parquet and would lend itself to endless uses, such as a fifth bedroom, a playroom or a music room. Also on the ground floor are two large storage cupboards and a convenient three-piece shower room. From the reception hall, the striking staircase sweeps past a spectacular stained-glass arch window to the vast first floor landing, which accommodates four double bedrooms, a three-piece bathroom and hatch access to the substantial partially-floored attic. Unique in shape and character, all four double bedrooms enjoy exceptional proportions and tremendous natural light, while the classic-contemporary bathroom is equipped with a lavish roll-top bath and a traditional wall-mounted shower, a Victorian-inspired pedestal basin, a coordinating WC and a vertical column radiator. The property boasts gas central heating throughout and most of the original sash-and-case windows have been restored and refurbished with new single-glazed sashes for enhanced warmth and comfort.
Owing to its favourable corner plot, the villa is enveloped by established gardens to the front, side and rear, which are afforded outstanding privacy and seclusion by tall hedges and mature trees. The garden also incorporates a detached single garage and a gated single driveway, which is accessible from Brunstane Road.
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