Clever turnaround

Poynings, Camelon Road, Falkirk
Poynings, Camelon Road, Falkirk

When David and Patrizia McArthur first set eyes on this house, they knew it was for them.

Despite looking nothing like how it does now, the couple didn’t mind spending a good three and a half years turning it into their perfect home.

Everything from an extension to regular touch-ups have been done to the house by the couple who just couldn’t let this bungalow’s Camelon Road location pass them by.

Patrizia said: “When the house first came on the market, we were actually trying to have a baby. We thought getting to work on a house would be a project to take our minds off it a bit.

“It was a lovely location and David knew the area and said that houses on this street didn’t come up very often.

“We were only two weeks in the house when I found out I was eight weeks pregnant, so I couldn’t help out too much at the beginning!”

Work carried out included turning the house from a two bedroom to a three bedroom with ensuite, adding a single garage, installing roof instillation, re-plumbing, and re-decorating.

There was also clever work done to the driveway meaning it’s Now large enough for a car to turnaround, avoiding the need to reverse onto a busy road.

Patrizia added: “The house is stunning; it’s beautiful and it still has lots of character. It has original features like large windows and tall ceilings, and the rooms are big.

“It’s close to the town centre and there’s a bus stop just across the road.

“This house would be ideal for a young family, especially as it’s in catchment for two excellent schools - Comely Park and St Francis.

“It also has a big garden which is completely secure, and of course Dollar Park is right next door.

“It would also be great for an older couple as it’s a bungalow, so all on one level, with easy-to-maintain gardens.”

The family are now hoping to move Stirling but are leaving this bungalow in immaculate condition and filled with happy memories.

Patrizia added: “David is very particular about the house so it’s been re-painted quite a few times.

“And our son Christopher has loved this house, and it’s been a great house to raise a child in. I’ve never needed a stair gate or a baby monitor because I could always hear him.

“He’s always loved running up and down the long hall.”