Melfort must be one of the most stunning houses in Broughty Ferry. Dating from1927 it was designed by George Morton, a well known local architect, for himself. It is believed that his original family business imported OVD rum. Melfort was built in a later Arts & Crafts style. While the house has been thoroughly modernised, it still retains much of its original character and style. An elegant, detached house, harled with a slate roof, it sits well within its own enclosed gardens.
Acquired in 2018, the house has continued to benefit from improvements including a fabulous games room and one of the main bedrooms has been enlarged. In addition the fabulous kitchen has been refurbished, wooden flooring has been laid in a number of the rooms, heating has been upgraded, and the house has been redecorated internally. Externally new electric gates have been fitted, and the garden has been landscaped including additional paving, a pond and further plantings. An outside office / garden room has been added. The previous owners made considerable improvements, including replacement double glazed windows in keeping with the age and style of the house, refurbishing the principal en suite and bathroom, and replacing the boiler.
Melfort is beautifully presented and period finishings include original wood panelling, a pitch pine staircase, foliate pattern plaster ceiling decoration, door furniture, many original radiators and fireplaces. All in all, the layout and presentation of the house is ideal for both modern family living and for entertaining. There are cornices in the principal rooms and wooden floors in the reception rooms, two main bedrooms, kitchen and games room, while the breakfast room has both wooden and Amtico flooring.