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THE BSPC PROPERTY GUIDE / FEATURE PROPERTY

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A beautiful Scandinavian-style house in Duns that is both stylish and practical

One of ten houses built in a cul de sac setting in Duns around 40 years ago, Eynhallow is a visually striking house, its Swedish-influenced design chosen for its window styles and light and airy open-plan living area. Present owners Stuart and Annie MacKenzie bought the property two-and-a-half years ago mainly because they loved the spacious interior and the location. “Having young children and pets we could also see that the wrap-round garden was a completely safe zone – and I can keep an eye on them when they are outside from every window in the house,” Annie adds. “I also love the open-plan layout and the fact that we can walk everywhere – to both the primary and secondary schools and town centre – in around ten minutes.” The MacKenzies have made their mark on the property by installing new floorcoverings throughout and re-fitting the bathroom, which included replacing the boiler with a new model to provide the pressure required for a power shower. Being fully double -glazed, the large windows make the most of solar gain while the open-plan design enhances the flow of heat around the house, making the all-electric house - which has innovative ceiling heating as well as storage heaters - incredibly energy efficient.

And with a large brick-built detached garage and two storage sheds, it’s also storage efficient with space to swallow up garden essentials, bikes and children’s toys. For a house to be practical and well designed is a given, but Eynhallow is also an incredibly stylish property inside and out, with eye-catching features that include exposed stone, wooden beams and wood panelling. The accommodation extends over two levels and comprises an L-shaped hallway that gives access to the kitchen, utility/storage room (particularly useful for pets), cloakroom, and very sizeable split-level living space with a central Fyfestone chimney breast, comprising dining room with steps down to the living room, the latter with an open Baxi fireplace and large sliding patio doors to the garden. There is also a guest bedroom on the ground floor. An open-tread staircase gives access to an attractive galleried first floor landing, off which are three good-sized bedrooms (two with built-in wardrobes) and a beautifully refitted and fully tiled bathroom with twin vanity-style wash basins, bath, and overhead power shower.

The Moben-fitted kitchen has base and wall units incorporating glass-fronted display cabinets, shelving, a semi-circular breakfast bar, and a full complement of integrated appliances (dishwasher, double oven, ceramic hob and overhead extractor, fridge and freezer. With neutral decoration and floorcoverings throughout contrasted by tactile natural wood and stone finishes, the overall effect is very typically Scandinavian while the size and juxtaposition of windows makes the very best use of available natural light. The gardens are also a feature. A tarmac driveway at the front provides sufficient off-road parking space for several vehicles and leads up to a substantial brick-built garage with power and light – there’s also an adjoining storage shed in addition to a garden shed.

Fully enclosed to make a safe haven for children, the rear garden is mainly lawn against a backdrop of mature trees and shrubs. There is also an attractive paved patio area adjacent to the sitting room. Situated in one of Duns’ most sought after residential areas, Eynhallow is in pristine condition throughout, ready to move into and start living.

Eynhallow, 5 Trinity Park, Duns, TD11 3H N

Fixed Price £210,000 Details on page 36

BSPC Featured Property For Sale - Eynhallow, Duns  

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