22 Rubislaw Den South Aberdeen, AB15 4BB
Price over £2,300,000
Aspc ref: 313779
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We have great pleasure in bringing to the market this ELEGANT SEVEN BEDROOM DETACHED DWELLINGHOUSE, located in Aberdeen’s most sought after location. This beautiful, traditional granite dwelling under slate roof, with Tudor-style decorative woodwork to the front elevation has a superb conservatory added to the rear, making this a truly spectacular property spanning three floors. This wonderfully spacious family home exhibits many traditional features, including beautiful woodwork, high ceilings, ornate cornicing and plasterwork, and a spectacular original stained glass window on the staircase. The decoration throughout is in keeping with the character of this imposing property which benefits from a high degree of privacy being set back from the road, protected by electric gates and wrought iron decorative fencing. The dwelling is surrounded by private gardens and access is allowed to the City’s best kept ‘secret garden’ – The Den of Rubislaw policies. The Policies cover 14 acres of woodland making this a wonderful home for the local wildlife.
The Accommodation on the ground floor comprises : Entrance Vestibule; Main Entrance Hallway; Sitting Room; Drawing Room; Dining Room; Cloakroom leading to spacious Basement store; wonderfully appointed Kitchen; open plan Dining Area; Rear Hallway with access to the rear and the side of the property; Store; Cloakroom (2); and superb Conservatory surrounding the corner of the main house. The main Staircase leads to the First Floor Landing which is turn allows access to the Master Bedroom and En suite Shower room; Bedroom 2; Bedroom 3; beautiful Dressing Room; and Laundry Room. At the turn of the staircase, a mezzanine landing and further door leads to the Family Bathroom and Bedroom 7. From the main landing, a further staircase leads to the Second Floor Landing. Further family Bathroom; Bedroom 4 (currently used as a playroom); Bedroom 5 and Bedroom 6 (currently used as an office / study). The property is south facing thus benefitting from natural light flooding the main living spaces, making the property warm and welcoming. To the rear, there is a large patio area and extensive lawn and mature trees and shrubs. In addition to the property, a garage is positioned nearby on Spademill Lane.
The property is well appointed and maintained to a high standard and the living space and storage have been thoughtfully laid out to utilise all available space. Retaining the original woodwork throughout is a lovely traditional feature and in keeping with the calibre of this property.
Rubislaw Den South is a wide tree lined avenue in the City’s West End and for over a century has been one of the most prestigious addresses in Aberdeen. It is convenient for easy access to the major road network, and for travel outwith the area, there are effective rail and air links including domestic and international flights from Dyce Airport. Aberdeen has notable primary and secondary schools, public and private, including an International School currently located at Milltimber. As Scotland’s third city, Aberdeen has a thriving cosmopolitan population, with a buoyant economy driven by the oil and gas industry as well as fishing and agriculture, and as such, has a wealth of leisure, recreational, cultural, entertainment, retail and health facilities, with the recent addition of Trump International Golf Links at Balmedie. Aberdeen’s West End is a favoured location which provides easy access to stunning coastal and mountain scenery and a choice of outdoor pursuits for all tastes
Directions: travelling in a westerly direction from the City Centre on Union Street, continue along Alford Place and Albyn Place to the Queens Cross Roundabout. Take the second exit and continue on Queens Road. At the next roundabout, take the third exit onto Forest Road. Rubislaw Den South is the first turning on the left. No.22 is situated a short distance on the right hand side.
Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the calibre of this stunning property.
ENTRANCE VESTIBULE Entry is taken by way of double solid hardwood doors, with fanlight above to the vestibule. The floor is of original mosaic tiled finish, there is a traditional style radiator and a cupboard housing the electricity meters and fuse board.
MAIN ENTRANCE HALLWAY 23’8 x 8’4 (7.22m x 2.54m) This wonderfully welcoming hallway is wide and coupled with the high ceiling, creates an imposing entrance to this beautiful home. The original floorboards are stained and the woodwork is oak throughout. The staircase leads to the first floor and the original leaded stained glass window at the turn of the stairs, allows light to flood this lovely space. The traditional central heating radiators, decorative cornicing and carvings, and ornate brass wall lights and ceiling fitting, make this a beautiful, ornate hall, worthy of this calibre of property.
SITTING ROOM 16’1 x 14’10 (4.9m x 4.51m) With a large picture window overlooking the front of the property, this room is comfortable, warm and bright. There are original floorboards, with high skirtings, cornicing and plasterwork. Two arched alcoves are positioned to either side of a beautiful carved fireplace with tiled and cast iron surround with marble hearth and inset gas fire.
DRAWING ROOM 21’1 x 14’10 (6.42m x 4.53m) A beautiful box bay window with the original sash and case frame overlooks the front of the property with additional light entering from a single window to the side. The decoration is neutral and stylish with cream carpeting. Carved fireplace with cast iron and stone surround and inset gas fire creates a focus to the room. Traditional cast iron radiator and picture rail add to the traditional character of this wonderfully formal room.
DINING ROOM 22’7 x 16’ (6.88m x 4.89m) Double, oak doors allow access from the Drawing Room and alternatively access may be taken from the main hallway. The formal dining room has a bay window overlooking the rear of the property to the north, and additional window to the side. The solid oak floor, oak skirtings, dado rail and beautiful decoration make this a room of great character. A further carved fireplace with cast iron and marble surround and inset gas fire, adds to the style, and heat is provided by a traditional cast iron radiator.
KITCHEN 17’3 x 14’1 (5.25m x 4.28m) This wonderful family kitchen was designed by the renowned Clive Christian and is both stylish and functional providing an excellent range of wall and floor units and a superb larder style pantry cupboard. The units are beautifully carved and complemented with granite work surfaces. The splash backs are tiled and the walls are partly lined to dado height. There is a five door Aga cooker set into a recessed area creating a beautiful focal point. A central island unit with solid wood work surface houses a single bowl sink, with waste disposal unit, additional storage and integral wine store and dishwasher. There is space for informal dining at this island. There is an integrated fridge freezer. A wonderful Belfast sink is set under the window overlooking the side of the property. This traditionally styled kitchen is welcoming and provides a friendly hub to this family home. The decoration is in keeping with the style of this room and the flooring is tiled. Recessed spotlights and a central light fitment make this a bright stylish space.
DINING AREA 14’6 x 10’1 (4.42m x 3.08m) On open plan from the main kitchen, the dining area is decorated in the same style as the kitchen creating a continuation of this lovely room. There is ample space for a dining table and, again the floor is tiled. From the Dining area, access is taken to the rear hallway, and via double, glazed doors to the Conservatory. Also, a door leads to the side entrance.
CONSERVATORY 31’3 x 15’10 (9.52m x 4.84m) max.dim. This wonderfully bright conservatory surrounds the north westerly corner of the main house and with astrigalled windows and double doors to the patio area, this additional room is truly in keeping with the character of the property. The floor is tiled and although this area is currently utilised as a personal gym, it could be put to a variety of uses and overlooking the extensive gardens this is a lovely bright space.
CLOAKROOM (accessed from main hallway) Two steps from the main hallway allow access to cloakroom, comprising WC and wall hung basin. There is a small frosted glazed window and recessed ceiling spot lights. The walls and floor are fully tiled.
BASEMENT Accessed from the cloakroom by way of a timber ladder style staircase, this wonderful basement store covers the space under the main part of the ground floor, divided into various sections due to the foundation supports, with concrete flooring, power and light.
REAR HALLWAY 9’5 x 2’11 (2.89m x 0.9m) This rear hallway has a tiled floor and is neutrally decorated allowing access to the rear of the property, and to the Utility Room, Cloakroom (2) and Store.
CLOAKROOM (2) (accessed from rear hallway) This useful cloakroom is positioned by the rear entrance and comprises a WC with high level cistern, and corner, wall hung basin. There is a frosted glazed window.
STORE (housing hot water tank) This store houses the main hot water tank which is positioned behind a free standing Fridge freezer (which is not included in the sale).
UTILITY ROOM 8’4 x 7’2 (2.53m x 2.19m) Housing the Ideal Concord Central heating boiler makes this a perfect drying room with connections for a washing machine and tumble dryer (not included in the sale). There is a stainless steel single drainer sink set into fitted wall and floor units.
STAIRWAY A wide and open, carpeted staircase with brass stair rods and carved, open wooden balustrade, leads to the main landing. At mezzanine level, there is a beautiful leaded and stained glass window with an inset family crest allowing light to reach the staircase and the main landing. A doorway leads to the upper rear hallway, and the Family bathroom and Bedroom 7.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING A wide and spacious landing allowing access to all of the first floor rooms.
MASTER BEDROOM 18’8 x 15’5 (5.68m x 4.7m) A beautiful room, with sumptuous decoration, overlooking the front of the property, fitted with a wonderful walk in wardrobe, with double doors, hanging rails and sliding shelves. A separate water tank is concealed in the walk in wardrobe and may be accessed by sliding the shelved units out. A former Aberdeen press is used as a shoe store. There is ample space for free standing furniture in this spacious bedroom.
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM 12’3 x 8’4 (3.72m x 2.55m) A beautifully appointed en suite with bespoke furniture with a range of storage units and drawers and carved woodwork, encompasses two basins with decorative taps set into marble surrounds with towel storage shelves and glazed storage cupboards. WC and heated towel rail style radiator. There is recessed lighting and a window to the front. A double sized shower cubicle which is fully tiled, with sliding glass doors, and double head shower unit completes this high quality room. The floor is tiled.
BEDROOM 2 17’ x 14’2 (5.18m x 4.31m) This double room overlooks the front of the property, and the lovely décor and laminate flooring complement each other. There is a wall cupboard, central light fitting and radiator. Again, there is ample space for free standing furniture.
BEDROOM 3 15’2 x 15’ (4.61m x 4.57m) A double room overlooking the rear garden, with shelved alcove, cornicing and carpeted floor covering.
DRESSING ROOM 14’6 x 9’11 (4.43m x 3.02m) A large walk in dressing room which is beautifully fitted with bespoke furniture providing extensive shoe storage, hanging rails, shelving and glass fronted drawer units. Beautifully decorated and finished to a high standard with extractor fan, carpeted floor and full length mirror. This room was formerly a bathroom and all the pipework remains concealed should this revert to its former use.
LAUNDRY ROOM Currently used as a laundry store, this small room, effectively under the staircase to the second floor, houses a built in storage cupboard, vinyl flooring and a stainless steel single drainer sink.
MEZZANINE At the mezzanine landing on the main staircase, a doorway and several steps lead to the rear wing of the house comprising the family bathroom and Bedroom 7. The hallway is carpeted, with a window overlooking the western elevation of the property, and radiator.
FAMILY BATHROOM 10’8 x 8’ (3.24m x 2.45m) This is a lovely spacious bathroom, with tiled floor, and walls to dado height, recessed spotlights and a window to the side. Bath with shower attachment, WC and pedestal Victorian style wash hand basin.
BEDROOM 7 14’6 x 13’6 (4.43m x 4.12m) This lovely, private bedroom, is carpeted, and has dual aspect windows. The traditional features are again retained in this well presented double room.
STAIRCASE TO SECOND FLOOR A carpeted staircase, with cast iron balustrade and wooden handrail, leads to the second floor landing.
LANDING A spacious L-shaped hallway and landing, provide access to the upper floor accommodation. A useful cloak cupboard is situated at the top of the staircase.
FAMILY BATHROOM (2) 10’4 x 9’4 (3.16m x 2.85m) This bathroom is decorated in shades of blue, and is a spacious room with partially combed ceilings. There is a bath with shower attachment on the mixer tap, Victorian style pedestal sink, and WC. Velux window and tiled ledge. The floor is tiled.
BEDROOM 4 (CURRENTLY PLAYROOM) 15’1 x 10’ (4.59m x 3.05m) A lovely children’s bedroom currently used as a playroom, with built in wardrobes with double doors, window to the front of the property and combed ceilings.
BEDROOM 5 19’1 x 16’5 (5.81m x 5.01m) A well-proportioned room set in the front eaves of the property, there is a window to the front and partially combed ceilings. There are recessed spotlights, radiator and the floor is carpeted.
BEDROOM 6 (CURRENTLY STUDY) 13’3 x 11’1 (4.05m x 3.38m) Currently used as a Study, this could easily be used as a further bedroom, with a window overlooking the rear garden. There is a useful cupboard in the eaves space and recessed ceiling spot lights.
EXTERNAL The property sits in an extensive plot with a private driveway, accessed via remotely operated wrought iron security gates and entry phone system. The garden is very well maintained and stocked with ample space for children and animals alike to play safely in this completely enclosed feu. Additional wrought iron gates to either side of the dwelling ensure the rear garden remains secure.
EXTRAS Curtains and light fittings may be available by separate negotiation. All integrated appliances in the Kitchen will remain as will the usual fitments in all of the Bathrooms.
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