The question when extending any traditionally styled house is whether to design something in keeping with the original property or go for something that’s a bold and striking contrast.
The owners of Paradise Cottage East went for the latter approach. The traditional semi-detached cottage on Monifieth’s Grange Road now sports a flat roofed offshoot with clean white walls and vast expanses of glass to let light flood in.
The original house was built in 1853 and has been recently extended and refurbished by its owners.
Period features including charming exposed beams have been reinstated.
What was the original living room has been made into an en suite master bedroom and there are two more double bedrooms.
A short glass corridor connects the old building to the new. At the rear of the extension is a family bathroom and a utility room.
Stretching to nearly 30 feet long and 19 feet wide, the open plan living room/kitchen is an impressive space that’s heated by a multifuel stove.
A wall of glass throws light in and gives views across the garden, while glazed doors on the far wall open onto decking from where there are views over the Tay.
Outside, there’s a large driveway and an area of lawn.
Paradise Cottage East, Monifieth is for sale with RSB Lindsays for o/o £330,000.