Stillwater Villa in the charming village of Stirlingshire

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Stillwater is a contemporary villa discovered on Savills, which is set in a remarkable position perched over a small private loch, with just over 6 acres of mature grounds and formal gardens on the edge of Killearn, a charming village in West Stirlingshire, Scotland. It was designed by McInnes Gardner Architects and was completed in 2006, receiving recent acclaim on the television show ‘Grand Designs.

Formed over two levels and built under a slate roof, this innovative contemporary 3,453 square foot home cleverly marries traditional materials with new modern building technology. It is constructed to a specification rarely seen in this country. It features floor-to-ceiling glass in the main apartments and a terrace that cleverly wraps itself around the ground floor.

This stunning property is listed for sale at $1,705,499, from here.

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The kitchen is designed and manufactured in Germany by FORMAT. The mood lighting system allows for programmable sequences through the home whilst the integral sound system allows for music in the principal areas. Of particular note is the cantilevered glass staircase. Throughout the house, there is polished American walnut flooring.

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The reception hallway is open plan with the dining area, kitchen, and lounge. It has an innovative glass staircase with open risers ascending to the first floor. A change in level defines the dining area which has French doors opening to the terrace. Steps descend into the double-height lounge which has a contemporary open fireplace and two sets of French doors opening to the terrace and the front garden.

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Steps descend from the kitchen into the sitting room which is separated from the kitchen by an impressive aquarium.

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The sitting room has a free-standing corner wood-burning stove.

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Upstairs are four bedrooms, three of which have en-suite bathrooms. The upper hallway has a gallery overlooking the reception hallway and drawing room. The master bedroom, with a floor-to-ceiling glass wall overlooking the private loch.

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There are two walk-in dressing rooms and an en-suite bathroom which is semi-open plan to the bedroom. It has a Jacuzzi whirlpool bath, wet room shower, twin glass wash hand basins, sauna, and separate water closet.

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Outside, Stilwater is equally as impressive, with a wraparound terrace at ground floor level and a substantial terrace off the master suite on the first floor. Electric gates open to the gravel driveway which sweeps towards the house and offers parking space for a number of cars. On either side of the driveway are beautifully manicured lawns.

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