Totally unique and outstanding loft style penthouse apartment, extending over 1500 sq ft internally, set in historic ‘orient building’ within the heart of Glasgow. Built in 1895 and designed by William James Anderson, dean of Architecture at Glasgow School of Art, the Orient Building pioneered new building techniques of the century. The structure was industrial, utilising iron columns and beams and concrete floors. It was inspired by his tour of Italy in 1888 after having won the first Alexander Thomson Travelling Scholarship. The resulting building is one of fantasy facades in concrete and stucco with machicolations like a castello in a Renaissance painting.
Adding to the appeal of this superb corner aspect penthouse property is the magnificent wrap round terrace, extending some 47ft, ideal to relax or entertain and enjoy outside living. The apartment has been upgraded to an exacting standard by the current owner including a custom build ‘chimney breast’ wall incorporating television with automated recessed projection screen, storage and warming long, contemporary electric ‘flame effect’ fire. The kitchen has also been recently re-fitted with quality units and appliances.
The immediately impressive open plan interior has a fabulous main room with wrap round windows to front and side giving direct access to a large roof terrace and allowing much natural ambient light to stream through, comfortable living and entertainment area and ample space for dining. The open plan Harvey Jones kitchen is hand painted, fully customisable and complete with a range of contemporary units and contrasting quartz work surface, integrated Neff ovens, gas hob and retractable extractor, wine cooler, dish washer, washer/dryer and Quooker boiling water tap. From the kitchen there’s also a convenient bar/breakfasting area with attractive ‘butcher’s block’ surface. The bedroom is a stunning space with feature brick wall and skylight roof above with fully automated roof blackout blinds. The bedroom is fully air conditioned, providing heating and cooling and has an attractive built in ethanol real fireplace. The modern four-piece bathroom suite has a large bath and separate shower cubicle.
Further enhanced by lovely hardwood flooring, gas central heating, double glazing, double layered blinds (sheer and blackout) throughout, fibre optic broadband with speeds up to 350mbs, integrated home cinema/sound system, fully functioning home security/alarm system, dedicated sky dish, Cat5e cabling throughout and allocated secure underground parking space. The building has lift and stair access and security-controlled entrance door.
The location of this desirable property, a short walk from the heart of Glasgow’s Theatreland, is so convenient for easy access to motorway networks, public transport, acclaimed restaurants and shopping, recreational facilities and all that the vibrant City of Glasgow has to offer.
EPC = C
Living space 37’5” x 25’7”
Bedroom 13’5” x 13’1”
Kitchen 12’2” x 10’1”
Bathroom 10’6” x 8’10”
(All measurements approximate and taken at longest and widest points)
Totally unique loft style apartment set in the heart of Glasgow
Immediately impressive, stunning interior with living, entertainment, dining, fitted kitchen and bedroom off with feature glass skylight roof
Bathroom with four-piece modern suite
Wrap round windows giving access to spacious outside terrace and allowing much natural light through
Allocated underground parking space, lift access, security entry
Gas central heating, double glazing
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Flats||£108,333 (9)||£169,400 (25)||£249,417 (12)||-||-|
|All||£103,750 (10)||£169,400 (25)||£249,417 (12)||-||-|