Mr. Milne, who was not immediately available for comment, tore down an older home on the property in order to build the new period-accurate but eco-friendly main residence.
The previous home on the property was the birthplace of Ruth Sylvia Gill, mother of Princess Diana’s mother Frances Shand Kydd, The Herald Scotland has reported.“The sheer scale and finish of this sumptuous house is hugely impressive and yet the clever design and layout mean the space does not overwhelm,” Ms. Gormley said in an emailed statement. “A modern-built house of this stature is utterly unique in Scotland and it’s an extraordinary achievement. A new owner can be confident of a private setting and yet first class airport and city accessibility, too.”
Dalhebity House, a sprawling mansion built on a 10-acre property in Aberdeenshire that once belonged to Princess Diana’s grandmother, came on the market Tuesday for £7.5 million (US$9.4 million). It is the most expensive residential property for sale in Scotland, according to listing records.
At more than 30,000 square feet, the main house was built by owners Aberdeen Football Club chairman Stewart Milne and his partner Joanna Robertson in 2009, but incorporates old world design touches including turrets, Juliet balconies, and a grand main entrance framed by marble floors, high ceilings and a horseshoe staircase. High ceilings and large windows are incorporated throughout, bringing in abundant natural light and creating a sense of spaciousness. Fiona Gormley of Savills has the listing.
In addition to eight bedroom suites the home features ample living and entertaining space including four reception rooms and eight “informal” rooms, per the listing, most of which feature fireplaces and large windows. An upstairs cocktail bar with its own kitchen facilities opens into a reading room, according to marketing materials, and listing photos show a grand dining room with its own fireplace, as well as a wood-paneled library with built-in shelves.
The primary suite is designed with a turreted seating area, a marble fireplace, and a private balcony, and an en-suite bathroom, as well as two separate dressing rooms with walk-in closets, one with a refrigerator and coffee machine. A “spa complex” includes an indoor pool area with a hot tub and high, atrium-style glass ceiling, as well as a tiled steam room and Swedish sauna, a massage and treatment room, and a “relaxation room,” as well as changing suites with showers and pool access.
A separate staff apartment with three en-suite bedrooms is built into the house, and the property also features sheltered grounds, an all-weather tennis court, and a small lake.
Located along Scotland’s Northeast coast, Aberdeenshire county is home to Balmoral Castle—the Royal Family’s Scottish holiday home—as well as extensive farmlands, numerous golf courses, and the city of Aberdeen, which is considered to be the energy capital of Europe due to its significant oil and gas industries.
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