A Victorian townhouse featured in the bestselling memoir An American Caddie in St Andrews is on the market for offers over £1.5 million.
The terraced property in Howard Place, which has been completely refurbished, was featured in the book by Oliver Horovitz, based on his experiences in Scotland’s home of golf during a gap year.
The building was previously owned by the National Trust for Scotland and had lain empty for three years before being restored. The painstaking work involved removing layers of gloss paint from marble fireplaces, repairing the wooden floors and mending the sash and case windows.
Included in the property is a self-contained two bedroom basement flat with its own courtyard space, which has also been renovated.
It is being marketed by Savills estate agents.
Jamie Macnab of Savills said: “The owners of 4 Howard Place have succeeded in completing a supremely accomplished and sensitive restoration. This is now a beautiful home and as a townhouse available in its entirety with a potential ready-made income from the flat and its own garden and garage.
“It is a valuable prize in this most desirable of locations.”
An American Caddie in St Andrews follows the adventures of Mr Horovitz as he trains as a caddie at the town’s famous Old Course.
The memoir, from 2013, is now a New York Times bestseller.
Now a successful writer and filmmaker, Mr Horovitz still returns regularly to caddie at St Andrews.
Based in New York, he found his way to Fife after being accepted to Harvard University and discovering he could not start his studies until the following year.
Having been a caddie since he was twelve, and a keen golfer, he decided to spend the year in St Andrews.
The book charts his progress as he loops two or three rounds a day with “notoriously gruff veteran caddies” on the Old Course.