C H B Quennell, 1912-14; addition 1922. Substantial 2-storey
and attic Mannerist classical house. Harled with polished
ashlar (Hopeman sandstone) dressings and margins, bullfaced
granite base course.
11-bay symmetrical N entrance front; advanced centre 7 bays,
with centre 3 bays delineated by giant pilasters, the
centre pair linked by open diminutive pediment, deep
parapet supporting urns. Centre entrance with scrolled
pediment clasping urn: moulded and lugged door surround.
Venetian window in outer W ground floor bay.
S garden front; 13 bays; 3 centre bays clasped by 2-bays
clasped by 2-bay projections (latter linked at ground
level by later pilastered, pedimented and balustraded closed
loggia) flanked by 3 recessed bays E and W. Balustraded
wallhead. Symmetrical 3-bay W return gable with bays
delineated by pilaster strips and centre pediment with
swagged tympanum; centre round-headed hoodmoulded entrance
approached by flight of steps. 1922 2-storey and attic,
4-bay addition at E. gable.
Dormers with shallow segmental heads and lugged detailing
to frames; sash and case windows with multi-pane glazing.
Wide angle pilasters or long/short detailing to all angles;
deep eaves bands and moulded cornices; tall panelled and
corniced stacks; Banffshire slates to piended and platformed
Interior; passage runs E/W through ground and 1st floors
with all principal rooms opening off to S. All fittings
of fine quality but restrained style.
Stairwell; staircase rises 3 sides of stairwell with scrolled wrought-iron decoration to balustrade; marble floor and
Drawing room; late 18th century carved and inlaid marble
chimneypiece; simple moulded cornice.
Inner hall; late 18th century marble chimneypiece.
Panelled doors and dodso; original surrounds to all grates;
simple moulded ceiling cornices; original bathroom fittings.
Garden pavilions; pair square garden pavilions (materials
as house) with ogee Banffshire slated roofs flank N entrance
front and linked to it by low balustraded quadrants.
Square random rubble garden shelter at SW.
Terrace walls, coped rubble and balustraded low walls
define and border garden terraces at S and W.
Walled garden; coped rubble walled garden to E of house;
round-headed arched entrance in centre S wall with flanking
pilasters supporting ball finials. Cast- and wrought-iron