Step into our Tardis!

197 Grahamsdyke Street
197 Grahamsdyke Street

The tardis-type character of this large home in Laurieston adds to its other delights.

Behind this unassuming front door lies a large, spacious and flexible family home with so much to offer.

This Grahamsdyke Street property has been owned for the past seven years by the McAndrew family.

In that time, it has been everything that they have demanded of it.

Alan McAndrew said: “The reason we first bought it was because it was a home within a home.

“My mother, who wasn’t very well, was staying with us at the time, and downstairs she had her own sitting room, bedroom and bathroom.

“It was wonderful for her as she was close by but had her own independence.”

During that time, the house has been very much a home where the Alan and wife Angela have raised their children, son Kyle (10) and eight-year-old daughter Kelsey.

Alan said: “The children have loved it here.

“It is the only house they know, and they always say that none of their friends has houses or bedrooms like they do.

“Over time, the house has proved to be very adaptable. It’s quite unique.

“We’ve changed it around several times, for example my study is what used to be my mother’s bedroom.”

The layout of this house has many advantages.

Downstairs, there’s the main living room which is where the family tend to congregate, a large kitchen/ diner, a formal dining room, a downstairs WC and a walk-in larder.

It also boosts a conservatory which is large, bright and warm.

Upstairs, there are four bedrooms which are all spacious and roomy.

Alan said: “Probably every person who sees this house comments that it is a tardis.

“They can never believe how large it is inside from just seeing the front of the house.

“I like that about it; it’s very unassuming.”

Outside, the house also is a winner.

You are near to Laurieston cross, the school, bowling green and the community centre.

Alan added: “We have two dogs and we can walk to Callendar Park in 10 minutes.

“It’s also very handy for the Kelpies and Falkirk Stadium.”

The garden is also one of the family’s favourite features.

It’s large enough for the children’s toys but is also a great place to relax.