This beautiful modern house in Kincardine really has been a labour of love for builder Malcolm Kidd.
After building “thousands of houses” for other people, he decided to take the plunge and make one for himself, creating a three-storey, four-bedroomed house that has been beautifully finished.
As it is in a conservation area, the timber-framed house combines a modern interior with a traditional look to fit in with its surroundings, including sash and case windows that are a requirement in the area.
It has taken him five years to get the house to the standard he wanted – it was technically finished in 2011 but since then he has worked on finishing touches, including the huge driveway which has space for about five cars, Malcolm reckons.
“There’s 180 square metres of driveway,” he said. “I know because I laid every single block of it!”
Building through a recession proved a challenge but the resulting house has been worth the efforts he poured into the house.
The bright, elegant hallway sets the tone for the immaculate standards to be found inside.
The living room is also elegant and spacious – and the same could be said for the huge kitchen. This boasts several in-built appliances, including a wine fridge.
French doors flood both areas with light and create an open plan flow from one room to another.
With patio doors that open out on to decking, the area is perfect for socialising or for a family enjoying time together.
“The kitchen is brilliant,” said Malcolm. “There were 14 of us in here at New Year and we never left the kitchen. It’s massive!”
The third floor of the house is exclusively the master bedroom, which includes a dressing room and en-suite bathroom. It also offers fabulous views over both bridges and across to Falkirk.
There are another three large bedrooms and ultra-stylish family bathroom on the middle floor.
Outside, the secluded garden is a place where his young son loves to play and kick a ball about with plenty of room, while the decking makes a great social area.
Malcolm has also found the small town of Kincardine to be very friendly and ideal for commuting.
“The street is very quiet now as it was made one-way a few years ago,” he said.
“I love the house, top to bottom. I put my heart and soul into building every part of it – but it’s too big for me and it really would be a brilliant family home.”
This lovely four-bedroomed, three-storey house in Kincardine was a labour of love for builder Malcolm Kidd.
In a conservation area, the house has a modern feel but a traditional look, with sash and case windows to fit in with surrounding properties.
Beautifully finished, it offers spacious accommodation, including a huge master bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom.
The stunning kitchen and dining area opens out on to the decking area and the large, private garden.
There is also a driveway big enough for five cars and the neighbourhood is ideal for families and commuters.