1/2F Douglas Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 5BB
A beautifully bright and well-maintained, five bedroom south facing home, located on a quiet residential street in leafy Barnton. With double glazing throughout and two separate extensions being added in recent years, this flexible family home now has all the benefits of open plan contemporary living.
The sun lounge is bathed in warmth and light, in addition to an impressive kitchen dining living space which is the true heart of the home. The layout offers many options for the best of 21st century living with most of the living space overlooking the south facing garden that includes a patio seating area, extensive laid lawn and picturesque garden office.
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Property Details & Description
Vestibule, Entrance Hall, Living Room, Kitchen/Dining Family Room, Sun Lounge, Utility Room, Double Bedrooms 4 and 5, Bathroom
Principal Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom, Double Bedrooms 2 and 3, Shower Room, Under-Eaves Storage Room
Private Garden to the Front, Substantial & South Facing Private Garden to the Rear, Single Garage, Garden Room/Home Office
Access to this welcoming home is via two driveways, one of which allows entry to the garage and off road parking and the other offers parking for a second car. There is conifer hedging to the front giving the house privacy but far enough away not to inhibit light.
A path leads to the front door and vestibule. You are met by a welcoming entrance with terracotta tiles and a handy shelved boot cupboard. The hallway is double height, benefitting from natural light flooding in from two large, remote controlled Velux windows and light filled extension to the rear. There are hardwood walnut floors throughout which give the house a light and airy feel. The hall has two under stairs cupboards with good space for storage.
The living room has a focal point of an attractive fireplace with gas fire, pewter surround and a neutral mantle. From the living room, glazed panelled doors lead to the kitchen/dining/family room. This space is really the heart of the home; an oasis of light and runs almost the entire width of the house. It incorporates a neutral, contemporary L-shaped kitchen, a spacious dining area and a further family area which can be used as a sunny seating space with a built in bookcase around an integrated desk area.
The kitchen has a combination of white wall and base units, enhancing this already light room. The kitchen itself is L-shaped and has windows to the south and west overlooking the garden and patio. There is an American style fridge freezer, integrated dishwasher, double electric oven and gas hob, deep pan cupboards and ample storage space. There are grey floor tiles in the kitchen space complementing the expanses of light hardwood floors in the dining and family areas. There are double glass doors providing access to the raised patio as well as glass doors to the recently added sun lounge.
The sun lounge has an elegant skylight and windows all around. It is bathed in light and would be a wonderful place to sit and enjoy warmth, sunshine and the garden at any time of year. The sun lounge also has sliding glass doors with access to the raised patio.
From the kitchen/dining/family room, there is a door leading to the utility room. This is a brilliant and practical space with a door to the rear garden as well as direct access to the integrated garage. It has the same white units as the kitchen and a skylight. There is an ample supply of cupboard space with full length cupboards as well as wall mounted ones, white worktops a large integrated stainless steel sink and draining board, washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also practical grey floor covering.
Double bedroom 4 is a lovely and light room with four windows to the front of the house. There is a wardrobe with hanging space as well as shelving across one wall for books/display. Double bedroom 5 is currently used as a study and is south-facing, flooding the room with light through a large window which opens fully inwards allowing a lovely connection with the rear garden. The downstairs bathroom has a bath with overhead shower, white sanitary ware, handbasin with vanity unit beneath and a chrome heated towel rail. There is attractive tiled flooring resembling solid wood which complements the white sanitary ware and adds continuity to the expanses of solid wooden flooring in the house.
The substantial principal bedroom has south facing views overlooking the rear garden, built-in wardrobes with generous amounts of hanging space and shelving. The en suite bathroom boasts neutral porcelain floor and wall tiles, Duravit sanitary ware including twin wash hand basins and large double ended bath. Shower unit with solid glass door and adjustable handheld/fixed shower appliance. Heated towel rail. Window facing to the west.
Double bedroom 2 is a well sized west facing bedroom with built-in wardrobes. There is an enormous storage room in the eaves housing the boiler and hot water tank. Double bedroom 3 is a spacious light room with excellent double wardrobes, ample hanging space, shelves above and sliding doors. Between the two bedrooms is the family shower room. This has a skylight allowing natural light in, with neutral tiling, white sanitary ware and a corner shower unit with an adjustable handheld or fixed appliance. There is also a chrome heated towel rail and vanity cupboard
The south facing large garden to the rear is laid mainly to lawn but with bountiful plum, apple and pear trees - a real asset to the property. There is a raised sun trap patio area with an attractive glass balustrade overlooking the expansive rear garden offering a lovely outdoor dining area. The patio has lighting and a power point and there is an external tap. Steps lead down to the lawn with borders on each side as well as some trees which frame the garden.
Another really excellent and useful asset to the home is the garden room/home office at the bottom of the garden. This is a wonderful space, being attractive to look at with its pitched cedar tiled roof and also comfortable to be in; insulated and fitted with internet access, heating, and electricity. It has been tastefully and thoughtfully designed maximising light with windows the length of it as well as glass doors and could be used for multiple purposes. This room is currently used as an artist’s studio.
Situated a few miles to the north of Edinburgh city centre, Barnton is an affluent and highly desirable residential area which boasts superb access to the city’s shops, restaurants, bars and business districts. It lies within easy walking distance of Cramond seafront - which boasts a bistro, cafe and Boat Club; a number of highly regarded golf courses such as the Royal Burgess and Bruntsfield; the grounds of Lauriston Castle and lovely semi-rural walkways and cycle paths; fishing by license on the River Almond. Just a ten minute walk on the other side of the main road leads to the wonderful Cammo Estate Nature Reserve which is a hidden gem of extensive parkland.
Barnton is well served by Co-op and Tesco supermarkets and a selection of independent shops. Nearby Davidson’s Mains offers more shops as well as Craigie’s farm shop a short drive away for local organic produce. The Gyle shopping centre is nearby and offers a variety of high street shops including Marks & Spencer. There are easy transport links to the City Bypass, Edinburgh International Airport and train and tram stations at South Gyle and Edinburgh Park.
The area is very popular with families, thanks to its selection of well-regarded nursery, primary and secondary schools, including Cramond Primary School and The Royal High in the state sector and Cargilfield Preparatory School, Fettes College and Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools in the private sector.
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Fixtures and Fittings:
All white goods are included in the sale price. In all other aspects the treatment of fixtures and fittings within the relevant Conveyancing Standard Clauses apply.
Gas central heating, mains water, drainage, gas and electricity.
Council Tax Band Category: G
By appointment through Rettie & Co, 11 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh EH3 6DH. Tel: 0131 220 4160.
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