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Memories captured in family home

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It has been a much-loved family home for two previous owners. Now’s your chance to live in this fantastic house in Aberdeen, writes Cheryl Livingstone.

Most people leave a little memento behind after they leave a house that shows they once lived there. It might be lines on a door showing the growth of a child over the years or initials carved into a tree in the garden.

The Mcphersons have decided to do something a bit different – and have hidden a time capsule in their home at 26 North Anderson Drive, Aberdeen.

“We came across this place when we were working on the house and thought it’d be a great place to hide something. So we thought we’d go for a time capsule,” explained Lisa, who came up with the idea with husband David and 16-year-old son, Joe.


“We put in lots of stuff like a newspaper, chocolate bar wrappers, history about ourselves and details about what we’ve done to the house. We thought it’d be cool for the person who finds it.”

The large detached home has been the family’s abode for seven years after moving from a double upper apartment in another part of the city. They had renovated the previous flat and were looking for a house this time – one they could also put their stamp on but that would give them their own back garden and be in the catchment area for Mile End School.

That house finally came in the form of number 26, which only had one previous owner since it was built in the sixties. Having lived in the house for more than 50 years, it was clear to Lisa that the previous owners had loved living in the house and they grabbed at the chance to own it.

“As soon as I saw it, I had a vision of what it could look like,” said Lisa, 44.

Dining Room

“David can’t always see what we could do with the properties but I do. Putting your own stamp on properties is something I really enjoy doing. It keeps us busy and it is really fun.”

Lisa and David have certainly been kept busy, having tried their hand at every room in the house, putting in a new kitchen and bathrooms.

They should be very proud of their efforts as the house is of show home quality and for anyone wanting to move into a house that requires no work, this is it.

Stylish and modern decor gives the house an overall luxury feel with attention to detail evident everywhere you look.


Rooms sure to impress visitors are the elegant and spacious front-facing lounge and stunning kitchen complete with the highest quality wall and base units on semi open plan with a family room and dining area enjoying pleasant views of the garden, which is directly accessed by french doors.

There are also four bedrooms and a Jack and Jill style bathroom.

For Lisa, her favourite room is the master suite, complete with a beautiful en suite bathroom on an open plan basis and a large dressing room.

She said: “Who doesn’t love a dressing room? It’s great. I love my bedroom. I love the sun room too. The sun hits it around 12pm and it’s there until it sets. It’s so relaxing. You can just sit there and look out.

Master Bedroom

“The house is really spacious and we all have our own rooms. Joe has got his own den with his computer which is great when he has his friends over. They can all pile in there. We love the garden too – it’s a really big garden and when Joe was younger, we had a 20ft trampoline out there.”

Outside the house, on the market for offers over £450,000, there are gardens at the front and back, a single garage and a driveway for off-street parking.

It is in a great location for those commuting to any side of the city and has lots of amenities around it including an eclectic mix of shops and cafes at Rosemount.

Now that the house is all done, the family has decided to try and find their next home in the city. But what it will be has yet to be decided.

Rear Garden 2

“I would love to get another older property but I think this one kind of took it out of David so he has been looking at new-build houses. We’ll just wait and see what happens.”

Contact: Aberdein Considine on 01224 589589.