They usually have large high ceiling rooms, landscaped grounds and a sense of grandeur. But they can also be a bit tatty and past it.
However, Southfield House in the Liberton area of Edinburgh is a dream. This fine, baronial property has been converted and an immaculate south facing round floor apartment is now for sale.
With the original drawing room – complete with decorative cornice work, floor to ceiling windows and adjoining study – as centrepiece, the property has an equally fabulous dining kitchen which is more like a ballroom than a place to cook and eat.
There is a master bedroom with en suite shower room, two more double bedrooms and a house bathroom.
As well as the well-maintained gardens there is a private terrace and parking.
WHY WOULD YOU WANT IT? This is all about statement living, It’s a beautiful baronial house that has had an amazing overhaul and top flight interior design.
It’s told, fun and sophisticated at the same time. All in all, a great combination of the traditional and contemporary.
WHY WOULD YOU WALK AWAY? You wouldn’t.
WHO WOULD IT SUIT? The seriously stylish.
HOW MUCH? D J Alexander in Edinburgh is looking for offers over £445,000.
DAILY MAIL, 5 June 2009