Property on the up

Pic Lisa McPhillips 26/03/2013' Property of the week - Rosemount, Glasgow Road, Kilsyth
Pic Lisa McPhillips 26/03/2013' Property of the week - Rosemount, Glasgow Road, Kilsyth

THIS week’s property marks two first for this popular new feature. It’s a flat and it’s in Kilsyth.

Miles away in feel from the mainly new builds we have featured, this Victorian upper conversion with garage has an atmosphere all of its own - and a magnificent private garden that overlooks Glasgow Road.

Dating back to 1870, the three-bedroomed sandstone upper-level property is owned by Gary Shaw who also owns Banton-based business Pulp-Tech.

Gary (43) who lives in Kilsyth said: “I walked in to this house and made an offer on it the next day. There is just something about the place. Plus there are not many properties like this locally - for that you would have to go to the likes of Lenzie or Glasgow’s West End.

“I think it would appeal to a lot of different people. A young couple who are perhaps thinking of starting a family or even an older couple who want to live in a peaceful and quiet environment,’’ he added.

A loft conversion is possible - and the scale of this upper area means you could increase the size of the three-bed property by 80 per cent.

The rooms are a good size with original corniche high ceilings and original sash windows and many more of their original features.

There’s also an attractive fitted kitchen with marble worktops that’s really pristine.

Plus there are large storage cupboards, a beautiful spacious lounge and a really remarkable hallway that could be straight out of a black and white film.

Anyone with a slightly artistic bent is the sort of person who would just love the place as it has a romantic sweeping feel to it but really its appeal is quite universal.

Nor could the location itself be handier - it’s minutes away from both Kilsyth Academy and Balmalloch Primary as well as the town centre. Properties like this are rarely available and as this is just new to the market, our advice is: act fast.

For more pictures and information on the property of the week, see this week’s Cumbernauld News or Kilsyth Chronicle dated Wednesday, April 3.