Prepare to fall head over heels for this magical home in Aberdeen, writes Cheryl Livingstone
The first time I drove past this house two years ago after moving to the Granite City, I instantly fell in love with it.
Since then my fondness for 2 Kings Gate, Aberdeen, has only grown stronger – and all I had ever seen of it was the front exterior.
Located in a row of granite houses, this one always stood out to me and I always thought of it as Aberdeen’s little secret. The green-covered exterior walls created a magical feeling about the place for me.
But having just gone on the market for offers over £875,000, I have had the chance to finally find out what lies behind that elegant black door. I was not disappointed.
The four-bedroom house was built in the mid-1800s and has only been owned by five families since then. It is filled from top to bottom with gorgeous traditional features, beautifully decorated rooms, complemented by lovingly maintained gardens.
The stunning hallway sets the tone with its graceful staircase, period arched ceiling and delicate cornicing. It is a stylish and sophisticated space which does exactly what it is meant to do – create an excellent first impression for visitors.
Rooms of note for me are the bright and spacious lounge with cosy fireplace, classic dining room, rustic kitchen with plenty of workspace, master bedroom with dressing area and three further double bedrooms. As well as beautiful, this home is practical with plenty of storage space.
Outside there is a driveway from Beechgrove Place, parking for four cars and a fully enclosed garden offering privacy and safety for those with children and pets.
Also included in the sale price is a studio/garden apartment which features a sitting room, bedroom, fitted kitchen, shower room and large lined loft. French doors connect the inside with a paved patio outside.
Ideally situated in the west end of the city, 2 Kings Gate is within minutes’ walk from the Foresterhill hospital complex, the Rosemount shopping area with its diverse and interesting shops, and the Victoria and Westburn parks with bowling green and indoor and outdoor tennis courts.
Kings Gate is within the catchment areas for both Mile End Primary and Aberdeen Grammar schools and within a few minutes’ walk of a number of nurseries and Albyn, St Margaret’s and Robert Gordon’s private schools. The city centre is a 20-minute walk away and there is a regular bus service from Kings Gate and Mid Stocket Road. It is also conveniently situated for Anderson Drive, the main arterial route connecting Bridge of Dee and the A90 road to the south with Bridge of Don, Dyce Airport and the A94 road to the north.
Contact: James and George Collie on 01224 527777.