Pretty much untouched, this Scandinavian-style house in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee, Scotland is now up for sale.
Thanks to Cameron for pointing this one out, which is located in Broughty Ferry, a place that has thrown up some interesting houses in the past. But nothing quite like this one.
Outside of the architecture, this vis a wonderful location. Some amazing views over the River Tay to the Tentsmuir Forest through the window and a location just a stone’s throw from the water. As you would expect from a house on ‘Beach Lane’.
Location helps, but at the end of the day, it’s the house I am interested in. And this one is fascinating.
No date attached to it, but in light if the fixtures and fittings I would have this down as a 1960s build. It’s also an individual design and one that looks to take inspiration from Scandinavian houses of the mid-20th century. Especially in terms of the interior.
As you approach it from the road, this is a fairly unassuming house, especially with the black finish. The more interesting side of this one is at the rear. The side overlooking the water. That’s where you will find the majority of the glazing.
But for me, this one really comes alive once you walk in through the front door. The agent has this down as requiring ‘internal upgrading’ and I would have to agree. But not a huge amount. You really wouldn’t want to rip out all of those original period details.
So many to choose from too. Ok, some might need that upgrade, but I would probably be looking at renovating rather than replacing most of the original touches.
Where do you start? I suppose the beams, the wood panel ceilings and walls, the fitted furniture (although I’m not sure about the fireplace), the light fittings, the original kitchen and breakfast bar, the exposed brick and so much more too.
This is almost a time capsule of the era. But it would need some upgrades, especially in terms of the bathrooms, a kitchen update (perhaps keeping the cabinets) and the fireplace is unlikely to make the cut for most people. Elsewhere, just a freshening up, although a survey would be wise in case more substantial work is required.
But this is still a house packed with character and potential. A great project for someone who loves both the 1960s and midcentury Scandi design.
No shortage of space either, with this house laid over three levels. No, you probably didn’t expect that. Presumably, it works with the slope towards the water.
The ground floor starts with the entrance hall, leading to a lounge, sitting room, kitchen, a bedroom wing with storage and access to two double bedrooms (one of which is the master with an en-suite bathroom), a further bathroom and a utility room.
Note that the large lounge area has a picture window with views over the River Tay, as well as a feature fireplace, parquet flooring and a ladder to a small mezzanine library area. Yes, we would all love a library area in our house. I know I would.
The sitting room has a wood-burning stove and glazed door to the rear garden and could be used as a dining room if that’s your personal preference.
The first floor, accessed via the bedroom wing, is made up of two further bedrooms with built-in storage, a bathroom and a balcony. The basement level accommodation has a double bedroom with built-in storage and an office which has a door connecting to the rear garden. That’s right, home working space too.
If you head back outside you will see a driveway to the front which connects to the detached garage with a store to the rear. The garden has a patio area and a walkway with gate to the main rear garden, made up of an array of mature plants and shrubberies. A walkway leads down to the basement level and a patio seating area.
Price is on the side of this one too. You can get it for around £280,000.
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