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Eye­catch­ing city home up for top prize

Evening Times - - NEWS - BY LIZZIE ROBERTS

WHEN David Brown was look­ing to buy a home in Glas­gow, he knew he wanted some­thing out of the or­di­nary.

“As soon as I walked into this one, I was like ‘this is the one’ and I had an of­fer in that day,” David said, as he showed us round his one bed­room Glas­gow Green flat.

When the 32-year-old busi­ness owner saw an ad­vert search­ing for “in­ter­est­ing Scot­tish homes” for an up­com­ing TV show, he thought he would en­ter.

“I sub­mit­ted it, didn’t think any­thing of it and then all of a sud­den I got a phone call say­ing ‘can we bring the crew round, we’d like to film it for this show’,” he said.

His home was then in the run­ning to win Scot­land’s Home of the Year – a new BBC Scot­land show – and it would com­pete against three other west of Scot­land houses in a re­gional heat.

It was a sunny April af­ter­noon when we re­ceived a tour of David’s place and the floor to ceil­ing curved win­dows let the light flood right through.

Monty, David’s adorable fluffy dog, plod­ded around be­hind us as he slid and pushed one door to an­other, show­ing off the dy­nam­ics of the space.

“All the walls kind of slide and move so if you want to close the bed­room off, you just close it over. The glass pan­els as well, they are all de­signed to hide all the fea­tures.

“It’s the open ‘plan-ness’ that I love about the place, if you’re chill­ing in bed you can have the door open and see right through it and if things are hap­pen­ing in the Green, you can sit out on the bal­cony and have a free ticket. “It’s got a wow fac­tor.” The flat, along with its mod­ern quirks such as a drop down pro­jec­tor screen and hang­ing fil­a­ment bulbs, still harks back to its roots with re­claimed Glaswe­gian ma­hogany and rose­wood floors.

The fur­nish­ings of the flat were also pur­chased with the orig­i­nal­ity of the flat in mind, David said, such as the 1950s style round, wood and metal ta­ble.

The first owner of the flat, Jonny Barnes, com­pletely up­turned its orig­i­nal lay­out

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