Scots mansion used as auxiliary hospital in First World Struggle on marketplace for £2.5m

A SCOTS baronial mansion which served as a hospital through the First World Struggle has gone on sale for a cool £2.5m.

Matheran in Pollokshields, Glasgow, was used as an auxiliary hospital between 1914-1918 for troopers who had been wounded through the Nice Struggle.

Inbuilt 1903, the almost-10,000 sq ft property was later used as the bottom for Glasgow Faculty of Occupational Remedy earlier than turning into a residential property in recent times.

The mansion is in the marketplace for £2.5 million kilos. Credit score: Savills

One of many bigger villas within the space, Matheran boasts seven bedrooms and 7 loos.

The listed purple sandstone dwelling incorporates a beautiful entrance corridor with vaulted ceilings and a minstrels’ gallery.

It additionally boasts many unique options together with turrets, spectacular stained glass home windows, excessive ceilings, unique cornicing, fireplaces and distinctive detailing within the partitions and woodwork.

The lounge areas which might have as soon as served because the billiards room nonetheless shows ecclesiastical arches, stunning wooden panelling and an inglenook viewing platform and vaulted ceilings.

Included within the grand house is a big wine cellar, workplace, fitness center with extra altering amenities and a sauna.

There had beforehand been a number of dwellings however the present homeowners have restored the constructing to its unique situation.

Property brokers Savills listed the property in the marketplace for provides over £2.5m two weeks in the past.

Interior of the home
The house boasts a shocking staircase with a beautiful stain glass window. Credit score: Savills

They mentioned: “Matheran is a B Listed Scots Baronial home, the likes of which has by no means beforehand been marketed within the metropolis of Glasgow.

“Constructed of placing purple sandstone, synonymous with the a lot desired ‘Avenues’ space of the Southside, this property should be one of the crucial notable homes within the metropolis.

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“Previously cut up into a number of dwellings, the present homeowners have lovingly restored this Victorian masterpiece, which now stands at near 10,000 sq ft right into a single extraordinary dwelling spanning over three flooring of luxurious residing.

“On coming into by way of the big stone gate piers the stature and high quality of this property are instantly obvious.

“The terrazzo tiled entrance vestibule open by way of an impressive entrance door and the eyes are instantly drawn to the huge reception corridor.

“Wealthy wooden panelling, a lot of which is unique to the home, vaulted ceilings and splendid open fire together with the spectacular stained glass home windows, give a flavour of what’s to come back.”

Matheran is surrounded by 0.86 acres of grounds enclosed inside the unique stone partitions.

A sweeping driveway leads as much as the home and round a picturesque turning circle to a parking bay which continues to the double storage.

Manicured lawns, mature bushes, vibrant rhododendrons and a wide range of herbaceous borders flank the driveway.

The property was designed by three architects – Boston, Burnet and Carruthers – for marine engineer Hugh Dunsmuir.

The architects had their exhibition drawing of the house displayed on the annual exhibition of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fantastic Arts in 1904.