Special blend of luxury and tradition
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