Norham is a highly impressive town house and is arguably one of the finest houses in Elgin. Located mid-way along Reidhaven Street, this most elegant house is built of sandstone under a pitched slate roof and provides very well appointed …
Norham is a highly impressive town house and is arguably one of the finest houses in Elgin. Located mid-way along Reidhaven Street, this most elegant house is built of sandstone under a pitched slate roof and provides very well appointed accommodation over two storeys. Originally built in 1894, it has been extended over the years including in 1910 and more recently with the addition of the garden room and the kitchen.
On the ground floor, the house is accessed through the vestibule which leads to a bright and spacious hall with stairs (with a carved hand rail and balusters) to the first floor. To the right, a door open to an impressive dining room with an open fireplace whilst to the left is the wonderfully light and airy lounge with an attractive fireplace (with a wood burning stove) and a glazed door to the garden room. The garden room sits at the side of the house and enjoys a triple aspect view over the garden as well as having a pair of French doors to the patio. From the garden room, a door opens back into a cosy sitting room, with original fireplace and a wood burning stove. Also on the ground floor is a double bedroom, shower room, access to a very useful cellar, a utility room and a magnificent dining kitchen. The dining kitchen is a hugely impressive room with the gable wall having picture windows overlooking the garden as well as a glazed door to the patio. The kitchen has high quality floor units, a central island, granite and hardwood work surfaces and various integrated appliances. On the first floor, a landing accesses 3 double bedrooms, a single bedroom, shower room and a bathroom with a delightful roll top bath.
The house appears to be in excellent condition and is very tastefully decorated throughout. The sitting room, dining room, lounge, garden room and dining kitchen are particularly appealing rooms with the room layout offering great flexibility and scope for those with larger families or a requirement for a ground floor bedroom. The bathroom and kitchen fittings are of a high quality whilst the house has many of the features one would hope to find in a property of this age and character including tall corniced ceilings and fireplaces (two with wood burning stoves) and hardwood floors. Norham marries beautifully the traditional and the contemporary. It is part double glazed and has gas central heating with under floor heating in the kitchen, utility room and shower room.
Hall. Lounge. Sitting Room. Garden Room. Dining Room. Breakfasting Kitchen. Utility Room. Bedroom. Airing Cupboard. Shower Room. Cellar.
Landing. 4 Bedrooms. Shower Room. Bathroom.
Outside, the garden is no less impressive than the house. Enclosed by a wall and various mature trees, the garden includes areas of lawn (including the croquet lawn), well stocked beds and borders, an abundance of fruit trees and mature plants and shrubs, a patio, various gravelled paths and ample off street parking for several vehicles. In addition, there is a useful garage with an automatic roller door, workshop and potting shed whilst there are also various log sheds and garden stores.