Tuxedo is situated in one of the primary residential locations within Pirnmill that feature some of the most individual, eye-catching properties on Arran and offers spectacular views across the Kilbrannan Sound to the eastern side of Kintyre. The house faces almost due west and so enjoys regular and often spectacular sunsets over the Kintyre peninsula. The view south includes Carradale on Kintyre and extends towards Ireland in the distance. At night, the sky provides a spectacular vista, free from light pollution. The view from the rear of the property includes ‘Beinn Bharrain’, which is the highest summit of the horseshoe shaped range of Pirnmill Hills. ‘Tuxedo’ is a striking four/five bedroom, detached villa, constructed around 1930 and overlooks the beach directly opposite. The house was built by Jennie Currie of Pirnmill. Sending funds from abroad, she stipulated that the house should be named Tuxedo after Tuxedo Park in Orange County, New York where she had worked as a governess to a wealthy American family.
This fantastic family/holiday home still offers huge scope to further extend or add a sunroom (subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents). Displaying a stunning frontage, the house offers some beautiful design features from a bygone era and offers flexible and versatile accommodation formed over a two storey layout. In essence, the front of the property belies the spacious accommodation internally. Although the house is very much a traditional home, it has a modern feel. Room usage throughout can be adapted to meet individual purchasers’ needs and will comfortably provide for a larger family and, with very little input, would be a magnificent Guest House/B&B (STPP).
The property sits within mature gardens, which are fully enclosed and provide a private and safe environment for children in their very own adventure playground. They have been designed with entertaining in mind and have been used for this purpose on many occasions and the aged apple tree provides fruit for both crumbles and chutneys. The front garden has been beautifully designed, is well stocked and offers stunning views. There is off-road parking (off a shared driveway) for two/three vehicles and space exists for the erection of a garage if desired (STPP).
A gravelled footpath leads to the entrance vestibule, which opens into a reception hallway with two storage cupboards. A useful shower room is located off the hallway. Immediately impressive, the lounge has a bay window which floods the room with natural light and provides a dramatic outlook. A feature (open) fireplace and the original display cabinet are the other key focal points of this room. The separate, bay fronted, dining room has ample space for a table and chairs for more formal dining with friends and family and offers similar views to that of the lounge. This room also benefits from a multi-fuel stove and a display cabinet.
Glass double doors open from here into the bright and airy kitchen, which has been well fitted to include a good range of floor and wall mounted units, with a striking work surface, providing a fashionable and efficient workspace, along with a central breakfasting island. It further benefits from an integrated oven, hob, extractor and space for a dishwasher, making the kitchen an inviting refuge at any time of the year. It also offers interesting views over the gardens and the surrounding countryside.
Access can be gained from here into the utility/snug room with two doors, one leading to the driveway and the other into the rear garden. Useful loft space can be found in this room and the Rayburn provides a dramatic focal point. The ground floor accommodation is completed by the study, which has views over the rear garden and would suit those requiring life/work arrangements. Alternatively, this room could be used as a very comfortable fifth bedroom and has previously served this purpose.
The staircase leads to first-floor level, revealing four, good-sized bedrooms and a fantastic family bathroom. The stained glass window is a real feature of the landing. The master bedroom is the last word in luxury with fitted wardrobes and a picture window offering tremendous views towards Kintyre. Two of the other bedrooms benefit from original storage facilities and a feature fireplace. The family bathroom, with the original sink, and cast iron bath, creates the perfect ambience in which to unwind and there is also a recently upgraded separate WC with wash hand basin.
Access to the loft space is gained from the landing. The head height of the loft (with two velux windows) extends over the whole of the main house offering extensive storage space and huge potential to convert into additional living accommodation (STPP).
The high specifications of this family home also include double glazing to the front aspect and electric heating. The oil fired Rayburn heats water and the rear of the property.
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