68 Switchback Road, Bearsden, G61 1AF

Fixed Price £600,000

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Description

The Switchback is one of Bearsden’s most popular districts and Westburn at 68 Switchback Road is one of the area’s most distinctive and recognisable detached homes. We understand the property was privately commissioned by the original owner and was built by John Lawrence to their individual specification, creating a very handsome and spacious post war family home of eight principal apartments which occupies a larger- than- average plot.
The property, finished in red brick work and white render retains some lovely period features including attractive wood panelling and is notable for the generous, and particularly well maintained, level gardens which are a delight. These are ideally orientated to the west at the rear of the property, to capture any afternoon and evening sun, which can be enjoyed both in the garden and the sitting room which allows direct access to the garden via a sliding door.
The generous reception hall is entered via a covered portico and reveals original surrounding wood panelling with a plate rack above. The wood panelling is continued into the downstairs cloakroom and WC. There is also a deep cupboard for storage.
Leading off the hallway there is a formal lounge to the front of the property which features a gas fire with original stone fireplace and surround. A feature of the room is the lovely windows. There is a spacious dining room again to the front, with easterly aspect. The downstairs accommodation is further enhanced by a study or bedroom 5. As mentioned there is also a bright sitting room on the ground floor with a fireplace and electric fire and which benefits from floor length windows and a sliding patio door. A very pleasant place in which to sit and admire the outside space.
The kitchen has been fitted with a range of contemporary units with black laminate worktop and has a useful breakfast bar, electric oven and hob, washing machine, integrated dishwasher and fridge.
There is a deep fitted pantry cupboard for storage with a large free-standing freezer and a separate utility room which provides access via steps to a patio and the rear garden. Outside there is a gardener’s toilet which is accessed by a pathway leading around the property and a separate storage cupboard.
A panelled dog-leg staircase provides access to the upper floor where there are three large double bedrooms with built in storage and one single bedroom. Servicing the bedrooms are two bathrooms; the main family bathroom has art deco style Vitrolite wall tiling and a tiled ceramic floor and has the original bathroom suite. The window incorporates an original stained glass panel; a lovely feature. There is a second bathroom with a more modern four piece suite and separate Acqualisa shower (mains operated) and a heated electric towel rail.
The attic is accessed by a pull down Slingsby wooden ladder. This space has been fully lined and floored and provides extensive storage. Its centrepiece is a slate bed (approx. 8ft by 4ft) sized snooker table.


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