An extremely impressive double fronted Edwardian semi-detached villa, with a perfect mix of Arts and Crafts styling to include a pillared portico entry. Number 8 is situated on the southside of Boclair Road with an extremely beautiful, enclosed south facing garden. The property is brick and roughcast with ashlar stone dressing under a pitched slate roof. Providing extremely flexible accommodation over three levels this is an exceptional example of a wonderful family home that has been beautifully maintained and upgraded by the current owner.
In terms of accommodation, the property is entered through its pillared portico and from there into a porch with terrazzo flooring. From the porch there is a welcoming reception hallway with original decorative split-level staircase. There is a formal bay window lounge, with open fire and stone fire surround, with decorative cornice on the ceiling, solid wood floor and press cupboard. There is a further sitting room again with solid wood floor and wood burning stove with wooden fire surround at its focal point and press cupboard. The sitting room also has decorative cornice and deep picture rail. There is a refitted WC/Cloakroom and a study. The hub of any home is the kitchen and this one is no exception. Remodelled and opened within the original footprint the kitchen/diner is a most useable family space with windows on two sides, flooding it with natural light. There is a host of wall and floor mounted units as well as gas burning “rangemaster” stove and integrated appliances. The kitchen in turn has doors that open onto the garden. Also, located from the kitchen is a utility room again with wall and floor mounted units, sink and pullet. A beautiful original staircase ascends the upper landing where four double bedrooms can be found. The main bedroom has a bay window and fireplace with stone fire surround as well as press cupboard. Bedroom two has a walk-in cupboard as well as en suite shower room, with bedroom three also benefitting from built in storage. The accommodation on the second floor is completed by a fully refitted master bathroom with three piece white suite to include a roll top bath and separate walk-in double shower with thermostatic fittings. From the upper landing a door opens onto a fixed staircase that gives access directly into the roof space. This area has had many uses over the years from a bedroom to a games room, it is fully lined and has downlights in the ceiling with velux, dormer window and a door into separate attic and storage space.
In addition, the property has many notable original features such as timber sash and casement windows, stained glass, beautiful panel doors with brass face plates and fireplaced. The property benefits from a well maintained and modern gas central heating system, majority of sash and timber casement windows with secondary glazing and some double-glazing units.
The garden of this property is exceptional. There is a large level lawn, beautifully bordered with a selection of mature plants and shrubs, as well as some mature trees and also more recently planted Acer trees. The garden is a riot of colour through the spring and summer months, however, has plenty of evergreen for year-round enjoyment. The rear garden is fully secured has a fabulous south facing sun patio laid with Indian sandstone. The garden to the rear also has a timber detached garage, which can be accessed by the driveway through double gates. To the front a driveway provides off street parking for multiple cars and is accessed through timber gates.
EPC -Band D
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