This upper apartment has its own private and separate access from West Chapelton Crescent with drive, cedar clad carport and garden store with electric car charging point.
The apartment has a secure landscaped private garden and sandstone paved patio protected by new Beech hedges, Acer trees and shrubs.
However, the real innovation is the level access from West Chapelton Crescent by glazed bridge to the front door with a moulded natural stone feature surround and carved number 20.
There is a large welcoming entrance hall with generous storage cupboards and tall vertically proportioned windows which leads into an inner hall equally lit by two large skylights that shed the interior with natural light.
The open plan kitchen/ dining/ living space also has a kitchen window overlooking the entrance bridge. The kitchen has been fully fitted with German Pronorn units with Dekra Stone worktops complete with AEG appliances Including oven, microwave, warming drawer, induction hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and Hugo sink with Futura stainless steel tap. The open plan family space opens directly into the formal living room and there is a framed window into the hall.
The two double bedrooms each have an ensuite bathroom or shower room, with generous tiling, flooring, adjustable downlights and mirrors. There Is a separate cloakroom for visitors with a WC and vanity wash hand basin.
The walls, floor and roof of the Villa Apartment are super insulated. The double glazed windows are by a leading Danish window company, fully factory finished with lockable handles and restrictor stays for extra security and ease of cleaning. All external walls are built in solid natural sandstone with a Dumfries Locharbriggs smooth red ashlar sandstone base course and pitch faced textured Stanton Moor blond sandstone walling above.
The PY photovoltaic panels are directly linked to the 210 litre hot water storage cylinder with a separate thermostat. Greenstar high performance gas boiler discretely located within the utility room. The very high levels of insulation, superb materials and build quality will result in extremely low maintenance and running costs.
Murray Russell Architects
Murray Russell Architects are a renowned architectural
practice who have designed and built more than 40
Villa Apartments in and on the edge of Old Bearsden’s
Outstanding Conservation Area. Perhaps this is the
best so far.
Some of their other Villa apartments are in Ralston
Road, Ellergreen Road, Manse Road Gardens, Upper
Glenburn Road and Gartconnell Drive and have long
since blended into their different and varied street
scenes. Visit them and judge for yourself.
The site has a superb, quiet location while being very
accessible between Drymen Road and Milngavie Road
The design expands the Conservation Area from the
substantial two story detached and semi-detached
houses in West Chapelton Crescent.
Each apartment has high floor to ceiling heights, large
vertically proportioned windows and super insulation.
Very durable external materials have been used
Including natural stone walls, slate roofs and natural
copper that has already taken on a dark bronze patina.
The existing natural environment has been protected
throughout the build by retaining and managing
the existing mature trees and hedging. This existing
landscaping has been further enhanced with new
trees, shrubs and hedges.
The suburb of Bearsden is one of Glasgow’s most desired districts in which to reside. There are numerous highly acclaimed educational facilities at both primary and secondary levels and leisure facilities are plentiful with a choice of private and state gyms and clubs in abundance. Locally, there is an excellent selection of shops and services at Bearsden Cross along with restaurants, cafes and bars. There are excellent bus links nearby and train stations can be found at Hillfoot, Westerton and Bearsden providing regular services into Glasgow’s West End and City Centre, including a service to Edinburgh, Glasgow Airport can be reached within twenty-five minutes off peak and, to the north of Bearsden is the world renowned Loch Lommond and The Trossach’s National Park.