A contemporary country house positioned alongside Scotland’s largest river, the winding River Tay, has come to the market asking for offers over £1.45 million (US$2 million).
Inspired by the shape of a breaking wave—reflected in its undulating zinc roof—the modern property was built in 2010 and belies the historic site it sits on, which is thought to have been home to a Roman fort.
“Apart from the extraordinary design and sense of space in this property, perhaps my favorite element is the dramatic and constantly changing view over the River Tay toward Fife, which is quite mesmerizing,” said listing agent Ruaraidh Ogilvie in an announcement from brokerage Savills, who brought the home to the market last week.
The property occupies a “most enviable position” on 15 acres on the banks of the river between the cities of Perth to the west and Dundee to the east, according to the brokerage.
Inside, industrial-style steel beams and columns appear throughout the five-bedroom home, which is energy efficient with its own wind turbine. Its hub is an open-plan central space comprising living, dining and kitchen areas with walls of glass, soaring ceilings and oak flooring, the listing said.
There’s also a family room, a statement staircase made of glass, oak and metal, and a bridge from the second floor landing that links across to the tower wing, where there’s a so-called tower room with 360-degree views, a home office and a gym.
“The interior finish is immaculate,” Mr. Ogilvie said, “while the equestrian facilities and land make this the perfect property for those who wish to keep horses or hobby livestock.”
Outside, a stable block is accompanied by a riding arena and three fenced paddocks.
Mansion Global could not determine the seller of the home.
Scotland has recently recorded “exceptional” price gains, according to data released last week from Scottish estate agency Rettie & Co.
Average home prices were up 8.5% annually in the first quarter of the year, with demand far outpacing supply, and gains are set to continue this year before cooling in 2022, the brokerage said.
Article Source: Mansion Global