For Sale: Contemporary House – Cramond, Edinburgh

19 Jul
July 19, 2012

I came across this unique contemporary house on the Knight Frank website. It’s a 5 bedroom house in Scotland, with views across open meadows towards The Firth of Forth.

Unfortunately there is very little information about the property, other than that it is a development on the edge of Cramond and has ‘state-of-the-art family accommodation on two floors with ample private gardens, garaging and dramatic views’.

While it’s nice I don’t think it’s £1,500,000 nice.

Water Tower For Sale: Burton Green, Warwickshire

19 Jul
July 19, 2012

A water tower for sale with planning permission to be converted into a single residential dwelling with views across open countryside and situated in a plot of 0.33 acre.

Proposed Accommodation

  • Ground floor:Entrance hall, Games room, Plant room, Cloakroom, Store
  • First floor:Sitting room, Family room/kitchen, StudyCloakroom, Utility, Terrace
  • Second floor:4 Bedrooms (2 en suite), Bathroom, Roof garden and terrace

In all about 0.13 hectare (0.33 acre)

Situation:

  • The Water Tower is situated in the village of Burton Green which has a village hall, primary school Day to day facilities are available in Kenilworth and Balsall Common.
  • The property is ideally situated for access to Coventry, Birmingham, Warwick, Kenilworth and Leamington Spa
  • The motorway network is easily accessed with the M6 and M40 being close by
  • The area has excellent schools
  • There are a number of golf courses in the area
It’s on the market with a guide price of £335,000 £289,000 (as of 23/10/12)
The estate agent’s listing can be found here and a brochure with more details and pictures here.

Converted Windmill for Sale: Grays, Essex

18 Jul
July 18, 2012

A majestic listed 5 bedroom steam mill / windmill for sale.

Thought to date from 1674, Baker Street Mills is a magnificent hexagonal windmill. One of the last three examples of a smock mill remaining in Essex, which is now Listed grade II. It was an operating windmill until 1912 from when it fell into disrepair and then restored into a private residence in 1981. The current vendors completed their restoration of the windmill in 1999 including the renovation of the sails which are fully operational.

The windmill itself has been converted into fabulous accommodation which is complemented by the converted Victorian steam mill. Much of the original workings of both mills have been retained and incorporated within the accommodation giving a real feel of the past and heritage of this magnificent residence.

The Mill stands within grounds extending to about 10 acres, accessed via electrically operated gates. The property also features a double garage, pool house and what every pool house needs, a swimming pool.

Asking price of £1,500,000
More details can be read here.

 

Renovation Project: Terraced Cottage – Clifton, Bristol

18 Jul
July 18, 2012

Not too much information on this renovation project as I think that the pictures speak for themselves.

Renovation project – a period terraced cottage in a popular Clifton location in need of complete refurbishment. Excellent location within just a few hundred yards of Whiteladies Road and Durdham Downs. Also handy for St John’s School and Clifton Village.

  • Ground Floor: entrance hallway, sitting room, reception 2/study/bedroom 2
  • First Floor: bedroom 1
  • Outside: small front courtyard garden, outbuildings at the rear which could be adapted or demolished to create a rear courtyard garden
  • Exciting potential for private individuals and developers alike to transform this dilapidated property into something special
  • Sold with no onward chain
It’s on the market for £250,000.
A few more details such as floor plan and EPC are available here.

Inspiration: Butler Residence – Cyclist’s Dream Home

18 Jul
July 18, 2012

Avid cyclists who race nationally and internationally, Tim and Sue Butler began their new home search looking for a place with a garage to store their bikes. They ended up spending over a million dollars building a dramatic three-story home with a roof deck, giving them a 360-degree view of the city. A separate 600-square-foot “garage” houses their 22 bikes plus many other extras a bike enthusiast might want, from a hot-water washing station for muddy bikes to a sauna, fitness room and fix-it station. Surely a athlete’s/cyclist’s dream home.

Tim and Sue Butler’s new house in Portland, Oregon is a dramatic three-story wood and glass contemporary with a roof deck far above neighboring roofs. The house is narrow and tall, reflecting a narrow lot, and looks like a mini, modern, wood clad version of a high rise. Horizontal wood slats compensate for its verticalness, and a cedar wall that rings the house and garage creates the look of a compound. Sliding exterior louvers act as sun screens.

Portland designer Corey Martin chose sturdy, simple interior materials. A white oak-paneled kitchen opens up to a dining room with a long, white oak table with two benches (shown here, with the Butlers) that sit under 20-foot high ceilings.

Floating wood stairs, suspended by stainless steel rods, lead to the second floor. There are radiant heated concrete floors, concrete countertops, plaster walls that echo the look of the stucco outside and a central concrete column-shaped chimney that goes up through the middle of the house, serving fireplaces on all three floors.

In the bike garage there’s a sauna and a fitness room with a rack of dumbbells, a trainer cycle and a large piece of equipment for squats, chin ups and leg presses. The bathroom has a large glass shower.

 

So whilst it may not be every cyclist’s dream home, as many other homes have a big garage to store bicycles it is nontheless an inspiring property and one I have wanted to feature because I am myself a keen cyclist.

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