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The West Wing, Houston House, Scotland

Price: £699,000 (USD $1.12 million)
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 3185.7
Grounds: 6 acres

Houston House was a castle originally built by Sir Hugh de Paduinan (1140 - 1190) a Scottish-Norman baron, Knight Templar and progenitor of the Clan Houston in the 12th century. The Castle stayed in the ownership of the family until 1740. The First Statistical Account of Scotland (1791 -1799) describes the old castle at Houston as "very ancient, there was a large and very high tower on the North West corner.”

Houston House was divided and fully refurbished between 1995 and 1997, forming six unique and individual residences within the historic mansion house. The elegant West Wing is on three levels and besides modern facilities incorporates some interesting elements of the old castle, especially the corbelling of the battlements on the northeast side and in the interior of the West Wing.

Each residence benefits from joint ownership of the Great Hall which is situated in the main body of Houston House. The Great Hall includes many original features including an impressive grand entry hall, cornicing, stone archways, oak flooring and a fully operating period fireplace.

To the front of the property there is a small private garden; the West Wing shares the six-acre communal grounds, which are professionally maintained.

Photo courtesy: Savills