Interesting design can come from all eras, but here’s a design that mixes two very different eras to good effect – the Ruberslaw five-bedroomed house in Whitecraigs, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
Look at it from the front and this is the original house from the 1930s, a deco-style bungalow with that distinctive ‘turret’ dominating the design. But once inside, this is cutting edge from the modern era.
The house has been ‘remodelled’ by noted British interior designer, Keith Hobbs of United Designers, who has done work for the likes of George Clooney and Bruce Willis, as well as working on commercial projects like The Metropolitan Hotel on London’s Park Lane. He’s turned the house into a two level villa, taking advantage of the great views to the rear.
High-end finishes as you might expect from that, including American oak flooring, Madra Perla floor tiling, electrically operated blinds and curtains, a CCTV system, a bespoke Poggenphol kitchen and luxurious, marble clad bathroom and shower rooms.
In terms of accommodation, you enter at ground floor level, where the semi-open space comprises of an entrance hall, a reception hall, an L- shaped sitting room, a formal dining room, a study with a bay window and a ‘state of the art’ fitted kitchen with built-in appliances. Off the kitchen is a utility room with a door to the garage.
An inner hallway from the reception hall leads to the master bedroom suite with a dressing room and bathroom. Off a second inner hallway are three further double bedrooms, and two shower rooms. All four bedrooms and the bathroom have full height windows looking to take advantage of the views, over Glasgow and beyond to the Campsie Fells and Ben Lomond.
At lower ground floor level there is an open plan living area, almost 60 ft long with floor to ceiling windows and an electrically operated door opening to a terrace. Also on the lower level are a fully equipped gym with sauna and bespoke shower room, a plant room and media room and extensive built-in storage.
A self-contained annexe on this level also has a hallway, an open plan living room/kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom. The annexe has its own external access as well as a concealed entrance door from the main house. Outside, there’s a driveway, garage and landscaped front garden, accessed through remotely controlled electrically operated gates.
If you fancy it, the house is up for £1,500,000.