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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Briarlands, 174 East Kilbride Road, Busby, Glasgow, G76

Sold STC £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Unique Coia designed house near Glasgow
  • Drawing room
  • Morning room
  • Kitchen
  • Master suite with en suite & dressing room
  • 2 double bedrooms (1 with en suite)
  • 3 garages
  • Lodge house
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Unique Coia designed house near Glasgow


Briarlands occupies a private and secluded position set in one of the finest residential locations in the West of Scotland. Busby lies just 6 miles to the south of Glasgow city centre and is an easy commute of around 22 minutes by train.

The Southern Orbital Road is less than 1.5 miles from the property and provides high speed commuting links to the city and Ayrshire. Thorntonhall and Busby Railway Stations also provide a regular train service to the commercial centres of both Glasgow and East Kilbride.

Glasgow boasts a number of distinguished private schools including Hutchesons' Grammar School, Craigholme School for Girls, Glasgow Academy, Kelvinside Academy, High School of Glasgow, St Aloysius College and Belmont House. These schools are acknowledged for their academic excellence and are readily accessible by rail links from the property. Nearby East Kilbride offers a wealth of shopping facilities including the Olympia shopping complex and retail park as well as multi-screen cinema, a selection of restaurants, ice rink, Dollan Aqua Centre, sport centres, leisure centres, golf courses and recreational facilities. The neighbouring suburbs of Clarkston, Giffnock and Newton Mearns offer a further selection of shops, including The Avenue shopping centre at Mearns Cross, and several tennis, bowling clubs and golf courses.


Briarlands is a substantial white 1930s villa with a breathtaking interior. Lovingly maintained and upgraded by the current owner whose careful eye and visual sense is apparent everywhere, Briarlands was designed in 1935 by Jack Coia, a prominent modernist architect of Italian-British descent. The accommodation is superbly proportioned and the light neutral palette used for the décor throughout, along with a generous use of glass, ensure that natural light and an airy sense of space are key characteristics of the property. The general level of materials, finish, fixtures and fittings is exceptional.

A beautiful reception hallway with limestone flooring and cornicing has a stunning oak floating staircase with glazed balustrade which leads to the upper level. There is a cloakroom / WC off the hall comprising low level WC, marble wash basin and vanity unit. The drawing room displays decorative cornicing and beautiful carpentry work, a grand fireplace as the focal point, double glazed bay window and French doors leading to the terrace and opening onto beautiful landscaped gardens. The sitting room has lovely views to the front and rear while the formal dining room has French doors to either side leading to the terrace. A morning room has a welcoming inset fireplace with a living flame fire and oak parquet flooring and there is a breakfasting room with limestone flooring and double glazed French doors leading to the garden.

Briarlands boasts a magnificent dining kitchen, with a fine range of base and wall mounted
units made by Bulthaup with easy close doors, along with granite work tops and a first class range of built in appliances including Miele coffee machine, Gaggenau double oven, Miele dishwasher and washing machine, Gaggenau fridge freezer and induction hob with plate warmer. There is partial underfloor heating and double glazed French doors to the rear with windows to the front and rear.

First Floor
The master bedroom has been created from three existing bedrooms and now comprises a very spacious double aspect bedroom with a range of built in fitted wardrobes, and extensive dressing rooms, one of which has double glazed French doors leading to a balcony which overlooks the rear garden. There is a lavishly appointed en suite shower room with underfloor heating, twin Antonio Lupi oval wash hand basins, vanity unit, WC and walk in rain head shower. Adjacent to the en suite shower room is an additional dressing area with built in wardrobes and dresser with window to the rear.

Bedroom 1 is a double sized bedroom with double glazed window overlooking the gardens. It has built in wardrobes, a dresser and a hardwood floor. There is a well appointed en suite three piece shower room. The fully tiled family bathroom has a luxury white suite and Duravit fittings. Bedroom 2 is again double sized with a range of built in wardrobes, decorative cornicing and double glazed window to the rear.

Gardens and Grounds
The gardens at Briarlands are a delight, and their careful design and planning perfectly echo the style of the house. The front garden is landscaped mainly to lawn with a wide variety of mature shrubs and trees with evergreens providing additional privacy all year round. There is a sweeping tarmac driveway with access to the east and the west of the property.

The rear garden is south facing with an extensive hard landscaped terrace for alfresco entertaining. Again there are lush lawns with a variety of mature trees and shrubs including borders containing pines and mature rhododendrons, silver birches and oaks, all designed for seasonal colour.

Lodge House / Garage
The Lodge House with rosemary tiled roof is currently utilised as a double garage with electric up and over doors. Within the Lodge House there is an exceptionally spacious storeroom with WC and wash basin off. Planning permission has been granted for residential conversion.

There are also two additional garages (each with room for four cars) to the west of the property, with pitched rosemary tiled roofs.

Square Footage: 3,855 sq ft
Acreage: 2 Acres


From central Glasgow take the M8/M77 South following signs for Kilmarnock. Continue beyond the Newton Mearns turnoff and turn left at the next roundabout and take the A726 towards East Kilbride. Continue to the Queens way roundabout turning left into South Road and continue towards Thorntonhall roundabout. Continue straight ahead into East Kilbride road and Briarlands is on the left hand side.

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02 August 2016

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