Nestled in the heart of the coastal conservation village of Aberdour, 29, 31, 33 The Quay Gallery offers a unique lifestyle purchase consisting of a tastefully refurbished B-listed house together with a B-listed commercial shop, currently run as an art gallery and studio space.
The location of the properties within the sought-after village offers high footfall for the commercial premises and caters perfectly for residential living being within strolling distance of the train station (only 30-minutes into the centre of the capital), the beach, the school, golf course, hotels, restaurants, and convenience store.
Dating from as early as the 17th century, all the way through to the present day, Number 29, 31 and 33 have been adapted each century to the changing lifestyle needs of its owners. The interiors paint a picture of the changing architecture through the centuries: from flagstone floors and quirky windows to a bright and grand Georgian living room, exquisite Art Nouveau tiling, all the way through to a fantastic triple-glazed 21st century garden room.
The Commercial Space, Numbers 31 and 33.
The Quay Gallery, situated on the corner of the High Street and Shore Road, instantly appeals with its curved frontage over two floors. This generous commercial space could easily be returned to two units, with number 31 and number 33 each having its own entrance doors, both with large display windows. Originally a Butcher's shop, the gallery has retained exquisite Art Nouveau architectural details, including classic butcher's tiles on the walls and original quarry tiles on the floor, decorative wrought-iron half-gates to the shop's entrance, doors with large full-length glass panels with decorative scalloped detailing at the bottom, stained glass windows, a meat tracking system, and decorative cornicing. The main ground floor area extends to 47 sq. meters with a second room of 8 sq. meters. The ground floor enjoys excellent natural light, streaming in from large dual-aspect display windows.
The House, Number 29
The current owner has completely refurbished, what was a derelict house at the rear of the shop, into a tasteful 3-bedroom, double-storey home to the highest specification. The house today incorporates other buildings, including a bothy, and fabulous contemporary additions. It also enjoys access to a delightful private rear garden. Situated on the first floor, this magnificent Georgian reception room boasts a generous footprint, double-aspect sash-and-case windows with working shutters, painted Douglas- fir floorboards, cornicing, an Edinburgh Press, and an impressive focal living flame gas fire. The generous room consists of different zones, one for relaxing and a separate nook for dining and reading. Designed in a country-inspired style, the quality John Lewis hardwood kitchen comes with black quartz worktops, an island, Belfast sink, stainless steel splashbacks, an integrated dishwasher, NEFF combination microwave oven and a NEFF conventional oven, plus a 4-ring gas hob and space for an undercounter fridge. The kitchen also enjoys direct access to a deep pantry, with a window allowing outstanding hidden storage space.
The main bedroom offers a generous footprint with original flagstone flooring (fully insulated underneath) and garden views. It leads through to what was a bothy and now houses a spacious dressing room. Double doors lead from the dressing room to an impressive en-suite shower room, complete with Travertine stone tiling.
The second bedroom offers a versatile space and is connected to the gallery, making it ideal for either a generous double bedroom, a formal dining room, or even an office for the commercial premises. The third bedroom is a modern addition constructed from on-trend Sterling board, complete with a pocket door and direct access to the garden room. The family bathroom comes complete with a skylight, freestanding bath with extractable shower head, freestanding basin with vanity storage, WC, and towel heater/radiator.
The rotating garden pod, integrated kitchen appliances, freestanding fridge/freezer, washing machine, undercounter fridge, and quality blinds are all included in the sale.
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