Old manse gets a makeover

With its town centre position, its classic sandstone Victoria facade and an immense amount of space inside and outside, it’s hard not to love this Falkirk property.

Built around 1890, many will know this impressive Russel Street building as the former Grahamston United Church manse, but much has now changed.

The old manse has been transformed in recent years

The old manse has been transformed in recent years

Owners Linda and John Brown have spent six years thoroughly renovating the house, with some of the work only finished six months ago.

It’s been re-roofed, re-wired, re-plumbed, and the kitchen and bathrooms have been modernised to an impressive standard.

But, thankfully, a lot has stayed the same.

The original features are a big plus in this bright, large and modern-looking home, from the ceiling roses and original coal fire, to the cornicing, stained glass windows and the ornate grand staircase.

Mrs Brown said: “The house has great features.

“The formal lounge and the kitchen are my favourites.

“The kitchen’s really spacious and leads to the garden room which has french doors for access to a decked and lawned area.”

Upstairs are four double spacious bedrooms, and touches of luxury like a double spa bath and a large walk-in wet style shower with stone Travertine wall and tiling.

Mrs Brown added: “The house is so central for everything, but it’s still very quiet.

“You can walk to the station or the town in two minutes, but the gardens are large and private.

“It’s a excellent family home.”

The property in Russel Street is on the market with Clyde Property at offers over £345,000. For more information, call (01324) 881777.