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On the market: 1960s John Boys-designed midcentury Mornish house in Strathblane, Glasgow

1960s John Boys-designed midcentury Mornish house in Strathblane, Glasgow
1960s John Boys-designed midcentury Mornish house in Strathblane, Glasgow

We suspect little has changed since the original construction of this 1960s John Boys-designed midcentury Mornish house in Strathblane, Glasgow.

1960s John Boys-designed midcentury Mornish house in Strathblane, Glasgow
1960s John Boys-designed midcentury Mornish house in Strathblane, Glasgow

You just need to look at the fixtures and fittings to see what we mean – check out one of the images below to see a marvellous space age dining suit at the back of the kitchen for example. It’s not alone in its originality.

1960s John Boys-designed midcentury Mornish house in Strathblane, Glasgow
1960s John Boys-designed midcentury Mornish house in Strathblane, Glasgow

The house itself, in a ‘secluded location’ and on the ‘highly sought after’ road, was designed by architect John Boys of Lothian Barclay Jarvis, a successful Glasgow practice that later became Lothian Barclay Jarvis and Boys. He apparently spent time on a study tour in Scandinavia in his formative years, with the evidence of that also present here.

1960s John Boys-designed midcentury Mornish house in Strathblane, Glasgow
1960s John Boys-designed midcentury Mornish house in Strathblane, Glasgow

The agent describes it as a ‘ranch style bungalow’, complete with a ‘Butterfly’ roof, with the accommodation offering four bedrooms, two public rooms and a kitchen arranged around a central open space. There’s also a double garage with its own driveway outside, plus space to extend, should you get the planning permission.

1960s John Boys-designed midcentury Mornish house in Strathblane, Glasgow
1960s John Boys-designed midcentury Mornish house in Strathblane, Glasgow

You’ll also notice some lovely features within, including an open plan sitting/dining room with floor to ceiling windows, along with exposed wooden beams, feature stone walls plus Caithness stone and wood floors throughout.

As for that location, it sits among larch and pine trees, with a stream running through the garden and land attaching to Drumbrock Moor, where you’ll spot pheasants and deer.

A great time capsule, as well as an interesting and practical place to live. Offers over £455,000, should you be interested.

Find out more at the Rettie estate agents website