It lacks the original windows and a major renovation seems to have knocked out some of the character, but 1930s Hillhome four bedroom art deco property in Portencross, West Kilbride, Ayrshire is still an impressive house – although there is a catch.
Hillhome was built sometime between 1935 and 1937, the work of architect J. Austin Laird who was a devotee of Charles Rennie MacIntosh. At some point, the house was split, although the part for sale is the ‘substantial part’ and is laid out over two floors. That could be an issue if you want to put in some original windows – the other people might not agree.
Anyway, if you do fancy it, the house offers up an entrance porch, an L-shaped reception hall, fully fitted modern dining/breakfasting kitchen and a utility room with access to the garage, along with a small dining room/study, the main lounge with open fire and twin multi-pane glass doors leading to the rear garden plus a shower room and a walk-in under stairs store cupboard.
There are two staircases, the main staircase leading to the master bedroom suite with balcony and Firth of Clyde views, along with a five piece en-suite bathroom and built-in wardrobes. Bedroom two and one of the bathrooms are also on this level. The second staircase leads to two bedrooms and a second bathroom. Outside, there’s a ‘new’ garage and allocated parking plus a lawned garden.
That split thing might well be a problem, but you do get a lot of character property for your money, as well as a high-end finish – with an asking price of £349,000.