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5 bedroom house for sale

Newark Street, Greenock, Inverclyde

Sold STC £299,000

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Substantial upper conversion forming part of the category B Listed Victorian mansion house Birnam, designed by the renowned Scottish architect William Leiper in 1881 and believed to have been commissioned by the local sugar industrialist, John Walker and his family. A prestigious address set within the heart of the Greenock's leafy West End conservation area, Upper Birnam is a fine example of the scale and opulence of living, enjoyed by a number of successful industrialists of the period.

The property was sympathetically converted into two generous homes by the Walker family in 1939 and the larger of the two, Upper Birnam, retains most of the original character and period features expected within a property of this provenance.

This immediately impressive upper conversion offers spacious, grand and flexible accommodation over two levels. The accommodation is accessed through an entrance vestibule into a welcoming reception hallway and leads to the grand and spacious formal living room with feature fireplace and enviable river views. Furthermore this exceptional family home benefits from a sitting room and stunning dining room. The modern fitted dining kitchen comes complete with a range of wall and base mounted units and a range of high end integrated appliances. This superb conversion has five double bedrooms over the two levels as well as the charming Turret room that could be used as a further bedroom or office. The master bedroom has delightful aspects across the garden and beyond to the Firth of Clyde.

This fine period property further benefits from two bathrooms, one on each level. The luxury four piece family bathroom on the entrance level has recently been upgraded to an outstanding standard to include a Jacuzzi bath with a waterfall tap and a separate shower.
Outside, the generous and attractive mature gardens are to side and rear aspects of the property and there is a private driveway at the front as well as a sizeable detached double garage accessible from Mews Lane. In addition the accommodation also includes two substantial cellars.
Immediate viewing is highly recommended in order to fully appreciate the exacting standard of the accommodation on offer.


Traditional Upper Conversion
Three Reception Rooms
Five/Six Bedrooms
Two Bathrooms
Off Street Parking

Entrance Vestibule

Reception Hallway

Formal Living Room22'4" x 19'8" (6.8m x 6m).

Sitting Room16'5" x 14'5" (5m x 4.4m).

Dining Room22' x 16'5" (6.7m x 5m).

Kitchen19'8" x 10'10" (6m x 3.3m).

Master Bedroom16'9" x 15'9" (5.1m x 4.8m).

Bedroom 216'1" x 14'1" (4.9m x 4.3m).

Bedroom 315'9" x 13'5" (4.8m x 4.1m).

Bedroom 413'5" x 12'6" (4.1m x 3.8m).

Bedroom 5 (Guest Bedroom)12'6" x 12'2" (3.8m x 3.7m).

Bedroom 6/Office15'1" x 7'10" (4.6m x 2.39m).

Bathroom 110'6" x 9'2" (3.2m x 2.8m).

Bathroom 212'6" x 9'2" (3.8m x 2.8m).

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Added on Rightmove:
25 September 2017

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