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Discover the aesthetic in your perfect home
1 Wallhouse Steading is a beautiful 5 double bedroom steading house that combines Scottish vernacular architecture with contemporary design to create a fabulously aesthetic and practical home. Everything in this house has been meticulously thought out to create living spaces that meet all living requirements, with well planned communal and private areas with their own individual character. Wherever you look, you will always see something new and all design elements here are perfectly in balance.
EPC Band - C
The house is near the peaceful and historic conservation village of Torphichen. Approached via a smooth tarmac farm road, which leads off a quiet B-road, and bordered by pasture and mature native woodland to the side, the house feels set apart and yet it is right at the heart of Central Scotland and just a short drive away from the M8 and M9 motorway network. Location and ease of access to all points east, west, north and south are unrivalled here: cities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling are all just a short drive away. Importantly too, for homeworking, this house has high-speed broadband.
Adaptable and inspiring on all levels
The layout in this property is highly adaptable. To the right of the main door, the hallway leads to a truly inspiring open-plan lounge and adjoining kitchen and dining area. Clever use of materials creates order in this almost industrial-sized space, with its high, vaulted ceilings and full-height windows to the front and bi-fold folding French doors to the rear. The feeling of carefully zoned living areas is distinctly continental in ambience, putting you in mind of a stylish Alpine house.
A vibrant living space
There is a sense of drama in this room with its high vaulted ceiling and bespoke lighting, which is designed to cast shadow and create visual interest. A textured brick feature wall adds to the atmosphere and the sensory appeal of this room, which is also lit by electrically operated Velux roof windows. Here you will get sun all day long and beautiful sunsets in the evening. Surfaces such as the feature wall, the Karndean flooring and the Porcelanosa tiles make the most of the subtle interplay of light with the building. Detailing and finishing touches make the house feel crisp, fresh and modern.
A place of discovery
All detail here has been carefully considered to create a sense of unity whilst allowing for versatility. Areas are distinct and yet connected, and the architectural detail mirrors that sense of connection. The curve of the top of the original coach house doors (now full-height windows) is subtly echoed in the rolled fronts of the kitchen units and the curve of the wooden flooring as it meets the slate tiles of the sitting area. All of this is carefully planned, and, like the best design, is subtle and unobtrusive; it makes the entire house a place of constant discovery. The creative feeling of the space is matched by the peacefulness and outstanding countryside views.
A home with identity and design surprises
The kitchen and living room are connected to the rest of the house through a hallway, complete with a split-tile quartz wall, which creates a pearlescent shimmer. Off the hallway, there's a large WC even here in this highly contemporary space, the rustic origins of the building are cleverly referenced in the detail of Andrew Martin wallpaper, which makes for a coach house effect.
To the other side of the hallway, there is a further surprise. Going through a door that you might mistake for the door to a large cupboard, you find yourself passing through a fully equipped utility room and into a stunningly stylish yet practical room, which is currently in a use as the ultimate, luxurious 'man cave', complete with 7kW log burner stove and steel bi-fold doors, which enable the room to be opened completely to the outside.
A sense of drama throughout
This is a wonderful place to work or to sit and relax away from the main part of the house, and, with its utility room, would equally suit an older family member who wants to maintain some independence. Again, a split-tile wall, this time in black slate, adds a touch of drama to the room itself, reflecting scudding clouds as they are pass above the Velux roof windows. The wall is like a living canvas, reflecting the myriad changes in the light outside.
Privacy and flexibility
Adjacent to this room, and accessed again through the hallway, is a study, which has equally attractive views of the countryside. This room leads in turn to a further downstairs bedroom, making this room a fabulous suite of rooms for guests or for a teenager looking to find some privacy.
At the end of the hall, you will find a large double bedroom overlooking the quiet courtyard to the front of the property. This room has an en suite, making it a perfect guest room and ideal for elderly visitors.
Natural light and design
A solid oak staircase leads to a bright, open landing with a reading space. A plain corridor, lit by natural light, connects the three double bedrooms up here, which include a palatial master en suite, which, with its granite sink and reclaimed woodwork, has a luxurious and yet rustic feel. There is a family bathroom off the landing with a fabulous roll top zinc finished mirrored bath; the atmosphere here is completed by the Sonos sounds system, which is zoned throughout the house.
At the other end of the building you will find a large upper lounge/cinema room which has three windows offering different aspects; this could equally be a further impressive bedroom. Again, the Sonos sound system has been imaginatively integrated here to be completely unobtrusive in this high-ceilinged room, which has been carefully sound insulated. Sound insulation has been incorporated throughout the house to create privacy and practicality.
A practical home a convenient home
Practicality is a hallmark of this property from the layout to storage spaces. Everything works here and the location is unrivalled. There is parking outside for up to 5 vehicles, as well as additional communal parking.
Lounge 5.70m x 4.84m
Kitchen/Dining 6.32m x 5.08m
Sitting Room 6.41m x 3.37m
Hall 5.13m x 5.04m
Study 2.98m x 2.43m
WC 1.94m x 1.20m
Utility 3.28m x 1.38m
Bedroom 4 5.50m x 5.19m
Bed 4 En Suite 3.00m x 1.59m
Bedroom 5 4.92m x 2.98m
Master Bedroom 5.08m x 4.34m
Master En Suite 2.46m x 1.65m
Bedroom 2 3.84m x 3.20m
Bedroom 3/Upper Lounge 5.12m x 4.28m
Bathroom 2.46m x 1.96m
Hall 8.03m x 3.97m
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