26 Barnton Avenue West
Nestled on one of the capital’s most exclusive residential streets, this modern detached house employs an inspired upside-down layout and swathes of glass to capture panoramic views across the tree tops towards the Royal Burgess Golf Course.
The result: a spectacular first-floor living area with a tremendous sense of space, light and oneness with nature; and luxurious ground floor bedrooms cocooned in the peace and tranquillity of the private garden. Every inch of the ca. 5500-sq. foot property has been meticulously upgraded using only the finest materials and craftsmanship to create an unrivalled family home that is truly befitting of its idyllic setting.
Externally the house makes a bold, contemporary statement with its sharp geometric lines and redbrick façade, which contrast beautifully with the industrial grey accents and sparkling glass balustrades. Welcoming you inside is a gleaming glazed entrance vestibule followed by the breathtaking reception hallway, which is floored in polished grey tiles.
From here the illuminated staircase curves up to the first-floor landing, which is flooded with natural light from glazed walls into the spectacular open-plan living area. Set against a backdrop of luscious green foliage, this vast south-facing room is the ultimate entertaining space. The formal dining area and triple-aspect lounge both open onto the fabulous wraparound roof terrace, while the sunken living room provides a more intimate setting, complete with an inset gas fire. Floating above the living room is a stunning mezzanine library with custom-built bookshelves.
Designed as an open-plan hub for everyday life, the kitchen, dining room and family room enjoy wonderful natural light courtesy of dual-aspect windows, as well as an enormous remotecontrolled roof light. Finished to an exacting specification, the designer kitchen boasts cream Silestone worktops and an abundance of storage, plus a full complement of Siemens builtin appliances. These include an industrial-standard fridge, freezer and two-zone wine cooler in brushed stainless steel, as well as a five-zone induction hob with a vented extractor hood, a combination microwave oven, a single fan oven, a steam oven, a warming drawer and a dishwasher. Patio doors in the cosy family room allow access to the south-facing roof terrace, creating extra cohesion between the two living areas. Completing the first floor are a home office, a double bedroom/play room and a convenient two-piece WC.
The ground floor is dedicated to the sumptuous sleeping quarters, which are inspired by boutique hotel suites. The lavish master bedroom enjoys a favourable corner aspect with patio doors onto the garden, and incorporates a delightful private sitting room, a dressing room and an en-suite four-piece bathroom. There are also three double bedrooms with stylish en-suite shower rooms, a further double bedroom, a family bathroom, a cloakroom, a WC, and a utility room with a back staircase to the kitchen. Gas central heating, electric underfloor heating and double glazing ensure year-round comfort and efficiency.
The enchanting south-facing garden is afforded exceptional seclusion by tall boundary fences and established trees, including a prized Japanese acer, and features two separate sundecks on either side of the manicured lawn. The sizable plot also accommodates a double garage, a four-car driveway and a large external store.
Viewing: By appointment with Gilson Gray on 0131 516 5366
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- Rooms: 4
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 5