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Revamped Property Wins Scotland Home Of The Year

A house near Glasgow that underwent extensive internal renovations has been crowned Scotland’s Home of the Year.

The Moss, which is located in the village of Killearn, won the BBC Scotland award after a major internal makeover that completely revived the interior of the Georgian property.

Interior stylist Karen Welstead and husband Matt bought the house in 2018 and moved in with their three children. However, while the property was set in 26 acres of grounds, the inside had seen better days and the couple set about transforming it, while enduring the limited creature comforts this forced on them such as having to use a tiny temporary kitchen.

However, the results were outstanding, including a grad new kitchen with a pink Aga cooker, French doors and attractively revamped games room, dining room and bedrooms.

Interior Designer Anna Campbell-Jones was one of the judges impressed with the home. She said: “It managed to be spectacular at the same time as being a humorous, welcoming family home," lavishing particular praise on the “brilliant” pool room, which had been designed as a “uniquely quirky space”.

Most people in the West of Scotland will not have a home so large or in such a spacious setting to renovate. But with the help of residential architects in Glasgow, there is a great deal that can be done to transform the interior of almost any home.

Indeed, last year’s winner was a flat located in the West End of Glasgow. Owner High Berry won the prize for his opulent transformation of the 1940s ground floor residence.

From the Stirlingshire countryside to the sandstone terraces of Glasgow, the possibilities for home makeovers are greater than many imagine.

The other finalists in this year’s competition came from all over Scotland, from Castle Douglas in the Borders to the Shetlands, with other homes in Edinburgh, Ayr and Inverness, and on the Isle of Skye.

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