Scotland may have played host to the Commonwealth games before but it’s the first time they’ve ever been held in Glasgow. Throughout the event, approximately 4,950 athletes from 71 different nations flock to the cosmopolitan city.
And as one of the biggest festivals of sport and culture continues, we thought we’d take a deeper look at what Glasgow has to offer. Besides the vibrant city centre with its impressive live music scene and the picturesque views of the River Clyde, we also found some stunning properties…
A fabulous detached villa circa 2007 enjoying a prominent position and unrivaled accommodation over three separate levels with wonderfully spacious apartments throughout and a really flexible layout in true turn key condition.
This immediately appealing property is sited within enclosed gardens and has direct access via a secured entry driveway and pedestrian gate. A paved entry courtyard gives direct access to a large integral garage which retains power light and water.
A large and impressive hallway with centrally sited stairway giving access to the upper accommodation. Fitted hardwood flooring which runs seamlessly throughout the ground floor level. Double doors give access to a fabulous lounge, dining and fitted kitchen area which retains two sets of French doors to the rear, south facing gardens. A central island boundaries the kitchen area and provides a perfect seating area. The kitchen is beautifully appointed, fitted with an extensive range of base and wall cupboards with a range of integrated appliance.
Until the late 18th century, Mount Vernon was known as Windyedge where in 1756 the lands were acquired by the Glasgow tobacco merchant, George Buchanan, who favoured a more flattering name. Both he and his brother in Virginia changed their estate names at the same time in honour of the popular British Admiral Vernon.
Mount Vernon is now the east end of Glasgow’s most sought after residential pocket with an excellent mix of property styles and ages, varying from one bedroom modern flats to substantial modern and traditional villas. Mount Vernon is also ideally positioned for commuting with good local bus services, four railway stations within a three mile radius and access to the national motorway network which is approximately one mile away. There are a number of both primary and secondary schools serving this area and these include Mount Vernon primary, Garrowhill primary, St Francis primary, Eastbank primary and Bannerman High school.
Designed in 1846 by Glasgow architect Charles Wilson as a private residence this impressive B Listed property was converted in 2006 and is now known as Buchanan House. The subject on offer is the penthouse flat which is well positioned at the top corner (second floor), having uninterrupted views across Glasgow Green and the city.
From the pillared entrance to the external architecture this property has character from top to bottom. The penthouse entrance hallway has all main apartments leading off, with an impressive lounge area which is large enough for formal dining. Double patio doors lead out to the roof terrace, which in turn, wraps around three sides of the property with stupefying views across Glasgow Green and the city. Of the three well proportioned bedrooms two have built-in wardrobes and the master benefits from en-suite facilities and patio doors to the roof terrace. The well equipped kitchen has a range of base and wall mounted units with integrated Smeg appliances and benefits from views over the rear of the terrace.