With a price tag of 1.5m you’d expect something special from these properties- and thats exactly what you get!
Located in the heart of the beautiful Arts and Crafts style development of Caer Amon in Edinburghs up market Cramond district, The Butterfly House Anne McDonald of What House visited is one of three luxury properties now available for sale.
On approach, the two storey, detached house, with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, is true to its Arts and Crafts inspiration, with whitewashed walls, black slate roofs, and a curved, tower entrance with elegant, slender windows. Sheltering behind high garden walls, access to the property is via remote controlled gates which open on to a spacious paved driveway area, which houses the triple garage and the front door. The other three sides of the house are surrounded by a wrap around garden.
Once inside, the immediate impression in the large, central hallway is of a light, spacious, very contemporary home, luxuriously finished with marble floors, designer lighting and solid walnut doors. Designed on an X-shaped floor plan, the view from the hall is straight through to the glazed internal conservatory, which looks over the garden, listed farmland and on to the Firth of Forth.
The Butterflys Wings the four main wings of the property radiate out from the central hall, hence the description Butterfly House. One wing leads to the large, double-height, vaulted-ceiling kitchen. Fitted with beautiful German cabinets and Siemens appliances, with ceiling-to-floor windows along both long walls, this room enjoys views over farmland and the Forth on one side and a cosy, domestic view of the walled garden on the other. The dining room lies adjacent to the kitchen and also overlooks the garden.
Another wing contains the spacious study and leads onto the double height lounge, complete with feature timber wall and a floating, dancing flame fireplace. To either side of the feature wall there is a slender, vertical window, framing stunning views across the Firth of Forth.
The ground floor also contains a large television/family room and a guest suite, which has a double bedroom, dressing area, and an en suite with jacuzzi bath, shower and double wash hand basins.
This level also gives access to the triple garage, which has underfloor heating the ultimate luxury on a cold winters morning! It also means that conversion to use as a private gym is entirely possible.
The staircase to the upper floor is housed within the curved entrance tower and is very much Arts and Crafts in its design, following the curves of the tower, with low level lighting at floor level and at hand rail height . Upstairs, in the private part of the house, there is a spacious landing, family bathroom, large utility room and four generous double bedrooms. All in all, a truly exceptional family home.