Kings Gate comprises a terrace of B Listed polished red sandstone houses, which face onto Willow Bank Bowling Club in the heart of Dowanhill. No. 35, which was built in 1902 for the Tennent family, to the plans of David Barclay, comprises a mid-terrace double fronted house. It was described by Pevsner in The Buildings of Scotland – Glasgow as “The grandest to be found…in the East part of Dowanside”.
Constructed over four floors, the house was carefully restored and upgraded by the current owners and comprises elegant living and entertaining space, with up to five double bedrooms and four bathrooms. There are a wealth of original features throughout, including wood panelling, leaded glass windows and stained glass cupolas by George Walton, intricate cornicing and period fireplaces with living flame gas fires. As part of the renovation the building was upgraded to include CCTV, a centralised vacuuming system, hard wired internet and telephone systems and two platform lifts serving all floors. The entire roof was replaced in 2020.
Entered on the ground floor into the wood panelled hall, the property gives an immediate impression of space and style. To the front of the property, with views across the Willow Bank Bowling Club, are two grand reception rooms, one of which is used as a library, with built in bookshelves and a bay window seat. The other, more formal, reception room has an elegant fireplace and original light fittings, as well as sustainable hardwood floors, which run throughout much of the ground floor. To the rear is a gracious dining room with wooden panelling, Art Nouveau fireplace and a magnificent leaded glass window. A family kitchen leads to a utility room, both of which are fitted with a solid oak Miele cabinetry, fitted by Cameron Interiors. A concealed stairwell in the utility room provides access to the lower ground floor, which is currently used as storage space, but offers potential for alternative use.
The first floor provides a large central hallway, giving access to the bedrooms. To the front of the property is the light and spacious principal bedroom, with built in wardrobes and an ensuite shower room. There are two further rooms to the front, one of which is currently used as a bedroom whilst the other is set up as a home office, fitted by Neville Johnson, but could be used as a double bedroom. To the rear of the property are two additional double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms.
The second floor offers versatile entertainment space with a full sized billiard room, with a Riley billiard table, a fitted bar with a pantry behind and a spa with sauna, Jacuzzi and WC. In addition to this is a large family bathroom with two original Charles Rennie Mackintosh glass panels*. The second floor has extensive storage fitted into the eaves.
The property is accessed from the south side of Victoria Crescent Road through electric gates. A graveled area to the front provides parking for up to four cars and has an electronic vehicular turntable, which is shared with the adjacent property. To the rear is a private courtyard garden with pedestrian access onto Queens Gate Lane.
*Not included within the sale, but available by separate negotiation.
Victoria Crescent Road is an extremely popular and attractive, tree-lined street, in the heart of the architecturally significant Dowanhill, in Glasgow's West End. It is a well connected area with a number of bus routes into the city centre, as well as having Hillhead Underground Station and Hyndland Train Station a short walk away. There is a fantastic array of independent and national shops, restaurants, cafes and bars available in Hyndland and along the bustling Byres Road where there is a Waitrose and Marks & Spencer Supermarket. The wonderful Botanic Gardens are located less than half a mile to the north, whilst Kelvingrove Park is also close by. A wealth of cultural activities are available close by including the Huntarian Museum and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. There is excellent private schooling at Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow Academy and the High School of Glasgow as well as the local secondary schools, Notre Dame and Hyndland. The University of Glasgow is less than half a mile to the east of the property.
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£89,000 (1)||£155,000 (1)||£231,236 (4)||£310,000 (1)||£850,000 (1)|
|Flats||£151,500 (24)||£204,461 (39)||£279,619 (21)||-||-|
|All||£149,000 (25)||£203,225 (40)||£271,878 (25)||£310,000 (1)||£850,000 (1)|