Everyone has their favourite style of house.
For some, it is the ultra modern look complete with sleek lines and white decor.
Others want their homes to have a past, some interesting history. And there are some who want something in between.
For those who fall into the latter category, a conversion provides the perfect combination of traditional and modern.
Here are nine north-east homes that come complete with an interesting past.
1) Quartalehouse Mill, Quartalehouse, Stuartfield
It started life as a woollen mill but was converted around 1980 into a truly unique family home.
There are still many hints at this home’s interesting past retained including the amazing water wheel. Recessed pointed external walls, traditional sash and case style windows, natural beams and pine panelling can also be found in this grade B listed building.
Outside this three bedroom family home the water from the Stuartfield Dam comes down over a lade to the wheel and drops into a stream leading through the garden which has its own feature bridge.
Stuartfield is a popular, family-friendly village and is within easy commuting distance of Ellon, Peterhead and Fraserburgh.
It could be yours for offers over £260,000. Contact Stewart & Watson for more information.
2) 2 Heatherwick Steadings, Kintore
Looking at the pictures of this fantastic conversion, it’s hard to imagine it was ever once a steading.
The stunning three bedroom conversion sits in a lovely courtyard development in a charming rural location, yet within easy commuting distance of Dyce and Aberdeen.
Included in the asking price of offers over £318,000 is a paddock which is approximately 0.9 acres – certainly a bonus for equestrian fans.
Inside, there is a large lounge with glass doors where you can enjoy views of the courtyard, a lovely dining kitchen, three bedrooms, versatile play room, bathroom and en suite for the master bedroom.
It’s on the market with Peterkins.
3) 52 Beechgrove Avenue, Aberdeen
This two bedroom apartment is definitely a contender for the most stylish and most interesting home in Aberdeen.
Sympathetically refurbished to a high standard, this small development was completed in 2014.
Features of note include the most impressive contemporary living space that is the living / dining room and kitchen spectacular. Central to the room is a rectangular pillar with low level granite plinth with an inset bio gel fire and to either side are TV wall brackets suitable for flat screen TV’s.
There’s also a stunning master bedroom and en suite which is sure to impress visitors.
It’s on the market with Raeburn, Christie, Clark & Wallace with an asking price of offers over £360,000.
4) Crawfield Grange, Newbigging, Netherley
Those looking for the perfect country home in a picturesque rural setting should look no further than Crawfield Grange.
This converted steading was completed in 1989 by the present owners and has been sympathetically modernised and upgraded.
It has five bedrooms, a striking open fire in the lounge, a conservatory where you can enjoy the views whatever the weather and a large dining kitchen which is sure to be the hub of the home.
It could be yours for offers over £525,000 and is on the market with Aberdein Considine.
5) Flat 6, Mill House, Grandholm Crescent, Bridge Of Don
The second mill on our list – and it definitely deserves a place.
The Mill is a listed building sympathetically converted and restored by CALA as the centerpiece of its Grandholm Village development. Many of its historical features were retained including high ceilings, tall windows and structural support column – making this a great chance to own a stand out home.
This one-bedroom loft style apartment has many highlights including its open plan living and dining area with three windows flooding the room with natural light.
It’s on the market with Peterkins and looking for offers over £152,000.
6) Pitfour Chapel, Mintlaw
This is a property that wouldn’t be out of place in a show like Grand Designs. It’s a massive achievement for the current owners – and could be a truly unique home for someone looking for something a little different.
This former church has been transformed into a bespoke, spacious family home.
There are lots of lovely features including the church-style windows as well as the impressive tower where you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
It could be yours for offers over ££585,000. Contact Masson & Glennie for more information.
7) 57 Morningfield Mews, Aberdeen
Morningfield Mews is a great example of how to blend the traditional with the modern perfectly.
The granite, listed Victorian former hospital building has been beautifully converted and a new chapter has been created in its history.
If your budget is around the £300,000 mark, you’ll want to consider this apartment asking for offers over £267,995.
It’s a great price for a two bedroom top floor apartment with views over the city skyline towards the sea.
Contact Raeburn, Christie, Clark & Wallace for more information.
8) Torreagles, Clola, Mintlaw
Torreagles is a home that offers something for everyone. It is a home that has a quirky past – given it is a former church; It has already been converted into a lovely family home – perfect for anyone looking for a property in a “ready to move” into condition.
And there’s also scope for someone to put their own stamp on the home -in the form of the upstairs storage area with original arched stained glass window and tower.
Other features of note include high ceilings, large windows, French doors in the dining room and lounge and contemporary bathroom suites in the main bathroom and the en-suite.
Torreagles could be yours for offers over £310,000 and is on the market with Stewart & Watson.
9) Easter Claymill, Craigievar
Easter Claymill is a five bedroom steading conversion which has been beautifully transformed into a spectacular family home.
Surrounded by 0.8 hectares of land, you can enjoy gorgeous views inside and out.
The steading has been sympathetically converted combining features from the original building with modern amenities and has been tastefully decorated.
Every room is sure to impress, with the lounge and kitchen being particular highlights.
It has an asking price of offers over £550,000 and is being sold by Mackinnons.