While living in Pittodrie Place, Gordon Fernie and Jen Perrin have had their workplace, food shop, local pubs and even their wedding venue on their door step.
Three years ago last Tuesday, the couple tied the knot at Aberdeen University’s King’s College Chapel.
“We were really lucky to get married there and we had the reception in Elphinstone Hall,” recalled Jen, who’s just finished her clinical psychology training at Cornhill Hospital.
Looking back on the pair’s big day, her husband Gordon, 38, said: “I wanted to walk back from the reception, but Jen made us get the car. She didn’t want to walk back in her dress and shoes.”
Dotted around the homely ground floor flat, which is on the market for offers over £105,000, are photos from Jen, 35, and Gordon’s time together. In the bright and spacious living room is conversation starting artwork and ambient fire place.
The young professionals first moved to Aberdeen seven years ago from south of the border, but Gordon spent two years commuting to Liverpool. Jen had been offered a job in Aberdeen, but as they were both keen to move to Scotland, Gordon waited for the perfect job to arise in the north-east before making a permanent move.
“With Gordon being from Dunfermline, we were keen to move
up here,” said Canada-born Jen.
“We were looking for a one bedroom flat which was light and had high ceilings. We also wanted something thing close to town and somewhere I would be comfortable on my own during the week.”
The living room is by far the flat’s best asset and has plenty of space for comfy seating and a dining table.
The large window attracts a lot of light. Walking through the hallway you reach the galley kitchen at the rear of the home.
Boasting an alcove formed by the staircase in the main building, it appears even more spacious as owners can tuck white goods out of the main food preparation area’s way.
The bedroom has room for a double bed, double wardrobe and bedside tables. Styled in a warm shade of dark red, the room is an ideal corner for relaxing in.
The well-proportioned bathroom consists of a three-piece suite with bath and over-head shower.
“We looked at another place on George Street which was second in the running, recalled Gordon.
But when Jen saw her current home, she knew it was the one.
“You just know when it’s the right place, she said.
The pair had initially planned to rent a property when they first moved
to the north-east, but quickly realised they would be better off splashing
out on a mortgage. And it’s been a good investment for them as the flat has proved especially handy for the couple. They can both walk to work in the morning and are only 15 minutes away from the city centre.
“It’s really easy to get to the station and where we work, said Gordon.
“It’s great walking to work in the morning as you get the exercise.
“I use the Sports Village round the corner and there’s the small Tesco there too if you don’t want to walk down to Morrisons. You’ve also got The Bobbin and St Machar bar around the corner.”
Now on the hunt for a new place in the city, the couple aren’t sure where they are off to yet, but Jen said if they move further from town, she’ll miss the convenience.
“I’ll also miss the living room as you get so much sunlight coming in. It’s great for entertaining in as it’s nice and big. And if it’s a really stormy day or night you can just shut the blinds and chill out.”
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