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Eyecatching city home up for top prize
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