c. 1890 – Torphins, Scotland – $634,438

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William Street, Banchory, AB31 4FR

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An unique opportunity to buy an intriguing 5 bedroom detached house, category C listed, 6-bay Canadian design Arts and Crafts style bungalow retaining fine interior details. Designed by renowned Architect Alexander Ellis, brother In-law of the owner, and built in the late 1890's by the prominent Aberdeen Master Mason, John Morgan for his own personal use as a hunting lodge and country retreat. Having visited Montreal, he came home with some new ideas about Architecture, and built 'Woodcote', a bungalow after the manner of much of what he saw on the outskirts of Toronto, and Montreal. The property is set in approximately 1 acre of secluded private garden grounds. Clearly defined areas with well established shrubs and trees as well as a small woodland area at the bottom of the garden. Torphins lies at the heart of Royal Deeside, 22 miles west of Aberdeen between Banchory and Aboyne, and is within an easy commuting distance to Westhill, Kingswells and Aberdeen itself. Within Torphins there are local amenity shops, while there is also a primary school, a private nursery with after-school care, an excellent health centre, veterinary practice, public park, tennis courts and a golf course. Secondary schooling is available in nearby Banchory and Aboyne. A regular bus service operates directly to Aberdeen and nearby towns. *** Note to Solicitors *** All formal offers should be emailed in the first instance to Scotlandoffers@purplebricks.com. Should your client's offer be accepted, please then send the Principle offer directly to the seller's solicitor upon receipt of the Notification of Proposed Sale which will be emailed to you.
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9 Comments on c. 1890 – Torphins, Scotland – $634,438

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  1. Randy C says: 401 comments

    Intriguing is a good way to describe this house. Beautiful wood ceilings in the main living area. Very interesting and unusual compared to what I’m used to seeing here in the States.

  2. VMaloney says: 94 comments

    Yes, this was a pretty interesting house, I would love to see more from Scotland…

  3. Deborah W Mann says: 157 comments

    I’m in love. This place is amazing!

  4. Diana L Irving says: 15 comments

    Now I REALLY want to go to Scotland!

  5. Gregory_K says: 324 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Chatsworth, CA

    The long blocks of muntin-less windows make the ceilings appear unsupported. Complete replacement of historic windows without understanding their visual architectural function is a bad idea. I’m sorry to see that this very bad idea has made its way across the pond!
    Even so, this is a handsome Arts and Crafts style house.

    • Ted says: 7 comments

      A lot of places in the UK have required window replacements by law. Not necessarily the owners decision.

      • FergusFergus says: 267 comments
        1420 Perpendicular Gothic

        Replacing historic windows with modern double-glazed UPVC windows is in no way a legal requirement in the UK. Double-glazed windows are required by building regulations to be installed in all new-build properties in the UK as standard to help combat global warming through reduction of heat-loss.
        But if you were to buy an old home with its original/historic windows you wouldn’t be made to replace them by law. Replacing them with UPVC windows, or “replacement windows” as they seem to be referred to in the US, is a question of personal choice rather than law.
        However, if the property is located within a Conservation Area then you may be required to keep and maintain the historic/original windows and doors by law.

  6. KarenZ says: 839 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I really love this one! Great house,but also beautiful gardens!

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