John's home is his castle

John's home is his castle
John's home is his castle

A really quirky property caught my eye this week, writes Beverley Browm

The first is a strikingly different white villa called Elpalet, situated on East Kilbride Road, close to the shops and railway station in Burnside.

The C-listed villa was built in the 1920s as a home for Glasgow house builder/contractor John McDonald.

What inspired its bizarre castellated gothic design is unimaginable ... its white-painted rendered façade sports a Tudor-arched square porch, projecting bays and wall-heads that are all parapeted and crenellated.

More recently converted, the ground floor apartment now for sale is arguably the best, as it includes the original circular, mosaic-tiled entrance vestibule, which incorporates a domed ceiling.

The interior also displays amazingly ornate plasterwork, while the layout extends to a 20ft living room, new fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, fully tiled contemporary bathroom and two double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower room.

Elpalet also benefits from new windows, floor coverings, oak doors – and a lovely garden with driveway and detached garage.

Totally captivating, this unique home is for sale with Slater Hogg & Howison’s Burnside office – a snip at offers over £125,000.

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