A seven-bedroom home, described as “one of the finest houses in Broughty Ferry”, has gone on sale. But can you guess who lives in a house like this?
The magnificent property is currently owned by Scotland’s own regular morning television presenter Lorraine Kelly.
Melfort, on Duntrune Terrace in Broughty Ferry, has been put on the market by Savills —with the firm asking for offers over £825,000.
Lorraine bought the property in 2010 and has since replaced all the double-glazed windows, installed an electric Aga and the bathroom, master en suite and shower room on the first floor have all been refurbished.
The home was originally built in 1927 after it was designed by George C Morton of Bruce, Morton & Son, which was a well-known firm of local architects.
Although it’s been given a modern makeover it still retains its original panelling, pitch pine doors and staircase, patterned plaster ceiling decoration, cornices and fireplaces.
Savills say: “The layout and presentation of the house are ideal for both modern family living and for entertaining.
“The finish and presentation throughout is exceptional.”
It boasts an impressive three floors and an integral garage, and the enclosed gardens have been described as “lovely” with two walnut trees and a copper beech.
There is a summerhouse, a paved seating area and a sheltered and paved courtyard, partially enclosed by wooden fencing.
The courtyard has a small fish pond, a covered area and Lorraine has even installed a hot tub.
On the ground floor, the drawing room is described as “a most elegant room” with French doors opening to the garden.
The room also boasts an open fireplace with wooden mantel and fitted bookshelves.
The further two sitting rooms also include bay windows, which overlook the impressive gardens, and wooden floors.
The kitchen has beautiful fitted wooden units with granite worktops and soft-closing drawers and also includes the three-oven Aga, which Lorraine had installed.
A breakfast bar and island unit are also part of the kitchen area with French doors opening out to the garden. There is even a wine cellar incorporated into the garage.
A wooden staircase leads up to the first floor where you will find the master bedroom, which includes an en suite, a further four bedrooms, a family bathroom and a shower room.
Stairs then lead to the second floor with two bedrooms and one bathroom which is partially tiled and has a Jacuzzi bath and a corner shower cubicle.
TV personality Lorraine, 57, was born and raised in Glasgow but has been familiar with the City of Discovery since meeting her husband Steve Smith in the 1980s.
She has lived in Broughty Ferry for the past seven years.
She first appeared on TV screens as a reporter covering Scottish news at TV-am in 1984 and is now one of the biggest stars, featuring on weekday mornings on her eponymous TV show.
Steve took Lorraine to her first Dundee United match in 1987 and she has been an avid United supporter since.
Earlier this year, a petition was launched calling for a statue of Lorraine to be erected next to Desperate Dan at the High Street — an idea she described as “hilarious”.