When you’ve got a lot on your plate, you need a house that can make your life a bit easier.
For the family of six who live in this traditional villa in Grangemouth, the house has not only been a spacious, practical home but it’s also retained its own sense of style which never grows old.
Thanks to a large-scale and sensitive renovation, the house still has many of its original features, such as high-ceiling large rooms, a wide, welcoming hallway and stunning window panels.
But there’s also a modern master en-suite, a contemporary kitchen and a large private garden equipped for outdoor dining.
The mum-of-four, who lives in the house with her husband and children said: “When we first bought the house, it was quite run down, but the potential in it was amazing.
“I liked the road and the area.
“With four young children it was really important for me to be so close to everywhere.
“The dentist is three doors down, and the doctor is in the same road.
“The children’s primary school is a seven-minute walk, and there’s a bus stop outside which takes you to Falkirk.
“It was an ideal spot for us.”
It seems this family didn’t mind the challenge of making the property their own.
Dating back to 1879, this five-bedroom house is now a mixture of modern and traditional, reflecting their own taste and choices.
The kitchen is shaker style with clean, straight lines, but the focal point is the gas Aga.
Changes were also made to the layout, like switching the dining room and sitting room.
The owner said: “The dining room has, what looks like bare walnut wood around the windows and door frames, but it’s actually paint.
“It’s the work of an artist who worked on a lot of the houses in the street when they were first built.
“It’s absolutely beautiful, with lovely tones and colour - a real original feature of the house.”
But it’s the space in this house that means it has plenty to offer a range of home-hunters, from a large family to a retired person with a life-time of belongings.
The owner added: “It’s a busy house, but there’s also a feeling of calm.
“It never feels claustrophobic because of the sheer size and space.
“You could fill this house with furniture and there would still be room left.”
The property at 82, Bo’ness Road, Linlithgow, is on the market with Slater, Hogg & Howison for offers over £320,000, telephone (01324) 406034