Spe­cial blend of lux­ury and tra­di­tion

The Herald Magazine - - etc SCOTLAND’S HOMES PREMIUM PROPERTY -

DURROUR is pretty much ev­ery­thing you could wish for in a tra­di­tional fam­ily home, from its size and style

(sub­stan­tial/blonde sand­stone/ Vic­to­rian) to its be­spoke in­te­rior and com­mand­ing lo­ca­tion in the orig­i­nal heart of Thorn­ton­hall, an af­flu­ent and gen­teel village on the semi-ru­ral edge of Glas­gow.

This home’s exquisitely de­signed in­te­rior mar­ries tra­di­tional room pro­por­tions and grand orig­i­nal fea­tures (in­tri­cate tiered cor­nices, stained glass win­dows, pic­ture rails, wood-pan­elled doors and win­dows, and classic deep skirt­ing boards) with lux­u­ri­ous fixtures and fit­tings, in­clud­ing hard­wood floors, im­pec­ca­bly fin­ished re­cep­tion rooms, fully equipped gym and to re­lax in af­ter a work­out, a bou­tiquestyle spa with walk-in shower, sep­a­rate sauna and built-in seat­ing, and ded­i­cated bil­liards room.

While a great deal of at­ten­tion and de­tail has been lav­ished on fit­ness and leisure, ar­guably top­ping them all is the mag­nif­i­cent 28ft din­ing kitchen fit­ted with be­spoke, hand-painted cab­i­netry, gran­ite work sur­faces and in­te­grated ap­pli­ances.

The cen­tral core of the house com­prises en­trance vestibule and el­e­gant main hall­way, off which is a bay-win­dowed draw­ing room, liv­ing room, cloak­room, study and a for­mal din­ing room with two sets of con­nect­ing doors into the ad­join­ing bil­liards room and rear-fac­ing din­ing kitchen, which also has di­rect ac­cess to the gar­den.

Off the kitchen, a rear hall paves the way to the util­ity, spa and ad­join­ing gym, the lat­ter with slid­ing pa­tio doors (paired with full­height white slat­ted bi-fold shut­ters) link­ing to the gar­den.

A grand stair­case in the main re­cep­tion hall – dom­i­nated by an im­pres­sive, arched stained glass win­dow on the half land­ing – leads up to four par­tic­u­larly spa­cious dou­ble be­d­rooms and main bath­room, which ad­joins the bay-win­dowed mas­ter bed­room, while the se­cond front-fac­ing bed­room has a con­tem­po­rary en suite shower room and built-in stor­age.

Rich in colour and de­tail – the lit dis­play niches and curved wall in­cor­po­rat­ing built-in bench seat­ing in the mo­saic-tiled spa; the fire­places in the two main re­cep­tion rooms, one in stone hous­ing a Liv­ing Flame stove, the other an Arts and Craftsstyle tim­ber sur­round with in­set Liv­ing Flame fire; and the ad­di­tion of Velux roof lights in both the din­ing kitchen and spa.

One of the orig­i­nal prop­er­ties in Thorn­ton­hall, Durrour also has a de­tached dou­ble garage and is set well back from the road – ac­cessed by elec­tric dou­ble gates and drive­way – in ex­pan­sive ma­ture gar­den grounds well screened by trees. The rear gar­den is pre­dom­i­nantly lawn with low-level fea­ture walls and a full­width paved din­ing pa­tio off the kitchen and gym.

Thorn­ton­hall is one of the most pres­ti­gious villages in Cen­tral Scot­land, said to house more mil­lion­aires that any­where else of com­pa­ra­ble size.

There are no shops, only a lo­cal tennis club within the village, which is only a short five-minute drive from the high­amenity neigh­bour­ing sub­urbs of Clark­ston and New­ton Mearns. Of­fers over £1.25 mil­lion are in­vited by Slater Hogg & How­i­son’s Clark­ston of­fice.

There are many im­pres­sive rooms in the prop­erty, but the mag­nif­i­cent 28-ft din­ing kitchen, above, is ar­guably the pick

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