Looking from the roof terrace of a luxurious penthouse apartment, west over the city to the Campsie Hills, it’s easy to see why Alexander Bannatyne Stewart, one of Scotland’s most prolific art collectors and philanthropists, picked Mansionhouse Road in Glasgow’s Langside, to build his family home.
Since it was built in 1862, Rawcliffe House has been through a number of transformations including a monastery, but now Westpoint Homes has returned it to its original grandeur.
It now forms the centre-piece of Rawcliffe Estate, an exclusive development of stylish contemporary apartments and mews homes located within the walled gardens of the original three acre estate. The house itself contains 13 converted apartments, all but one of which have sold.
Sitting a discrete distance from the original house and each other, are three contemporary apartment buildings each of which house eight, three bedroom apartments, all enjoying Rawcliffe’s open aspects and feeling of space and tranquillity.
Only five apartments remain for sale at Rawcliffe Estate, including the newly released showhome, which was designed by Linda Reid. Four of the apartments offer three bedrooms, with master en-suite and dining kitchen, while the penthouse offers a sitting room with roof terrace, two bedrooms with master en-suite and an exceptionally large dining kitchen with roof terrace and spectacular views over the city.
Externally, the contemporary design of the apartments sits well with the original Victorian villa while internally, the design hints at Victorian grandeur with higher than standard ceilings and generous room sizes while also offering all of the comfort and energy efficiency of a newbuild.
Space is not restricted to the apartments themselves as ground floor apartments enjoy private gardens while other residents have access to the substantial gardens in the grounds, where more than 30 specimens of trees flourish.
Unusually, some of grounds have been divided into allotments which residents can elect to garden themselves at no additional cost.
Sales Manager for Westpoint Homes said “Rawcliffe Estate is a very special place and it has been a privilege for us to bring it back to its original grandeur. We are equally proud of the contemporary homes which not only offer the same fantastic views Bannatyne enjoyed 150 years ago but are also designed to an incredibly high specification.
All remaining properties are priced at £259,950 except the showhome which can be bought complete with all furnishing and fittings at £280,000 and unfurnished at £270,000.
The showhome is a ground floor apartment, which has been designed in a classic contemporary style from a palate of duck egg blue and cream. Entering through a wide hall, light floods in from all of the rooms. The lounge is spacious enough to allow discreet areas for sitting and dining and has double French doors opening onto the private garden. The dining kitchen includes integrated fridge freezer as standard and has a sleek modern finish. The large master bedroom features a dressing area and spacious en-suite, while the two remaining bedrooms are also spacious and bright. The apartment has an additional family shower room.
3 bed ground floor apartment with private garden / patio
As seen with all furniture, floor coverings, curtains, blinds, pelmets, light fittings, sound system, wall coverings, lamps, soft furnishings, mirrors, wall art and decorative items – £280k
Excluding furnishings but inclusive of floor coverings, blinds, curtains, pelmets, wall coverings, light fittings and sound system – £270k