Prestige property: makeover adds spice to Victorian splendour

Glenfuir forms the western half of a substantial Victorian mansion, ensconced in one of the most coveted corners of the highly popular North Berwick, which has been fully remodelled to combine a pleasingly traditional exterior with a wonderfully contemporary interior design edge.

The scenic East Lothian coastal town is consistently voted one of the best places to live in Scotland, boasting fantastic views across the Firth of Forth and vast sandy beaches.

The mansion at 24 Fidra Road dates back to the late 19th Century and was divided into two generous-sized homes about 60 years ago.

Current owners Diane and Ian Wright bought the semi-detached property in 2017, and moved in with their two sons. The Wrights have significantly transformed their half of the address since to create an impressive blend of old and new in which to enjoy family life to the full.

“It was a house that had been untouched,” Diane recalls. “It was an older property that needed a full refurbishment, but that was in a very desirable location within North Berwick.

“Initially, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to take the project on, but I fell in love with the place because there was such a lovely atmosphere to the house.”