WHILE there is much I admire and appreciate in modern architecture, my preference has always been to side with period and traditional properties – usually the older the better, writes Beverely Brown.
However, two developments I have recently visited are now making me see things in a different light, although admittedly both are rooted in the past. Sundrum Castle in Ayrshire is the backdrop for The Steadings, a unique development of just 11 steading-style homes by Inverdunning in a mix of four bedroomed semi-detached and terraced townhouse styles – all exceptionally spacious and finished to a luxurious standard with subtle variations in layouts to ensure the perfect fit for individual needs.
And all include as standard extra insulation, traditional stoves and wood burners, oak veneered doors, beautiful fitted kitchens by JS Geddes, huge gardens (half an acre in some cases) and much more.
But amazing as these houses are, what really clinches it is the lifestyle opportunity to become a part owner of Sundrum Castle Estate and enjoy freedom of access to acres of green space, woodland walks, newly refurbished tennis court and fishing in the estate rivers.
Life here is tranquil, private and very exclusive, yet Ayr is only a ten-minute drive away.
The real nub here is that this development is well tucked away ‘out of bounds’ in a private estate and therefore not visible to passing traffic – you have to actually go and see it to appreciate what you get for prices that start from £275,000. Corum’s Ayr office has more details.