Raising the bar on contemporary living is TragerHaus, a visually striking, award-winning house occupying a prime position in Whitecraigs, a high amenity residential suburb in East Renfrewshire. 

Named as one of the top 100 houses in Scotland since 2000 by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, this unique and extremely private home has a front elevation so devoid of detail it gives no clues as to the jaw-dropping five-bedroomed house behind the perimeter wall and automated entrance gates on Ayr Road. 

The Herald:

Simply because TragerHaus (German for ‘cantilevered house’) is a back-to-front design clad in Caithness stone and Siberian larch that exploits the naturally sloping site with a four-storey layout at the rear. Part of the home includes a dramatic cantilevered overhang, to maximize vast unobstructed views over the manicured greens of Cathcart Castle Golf Course.

Designed by Glasgow-based architects Haus Collective, no expense was spared crafting a home that cascades so dramatically at the rear to span 4,952 square feet in a predominantly free-flowing open-plan configuration with the emphasis on light and space. 
Occupying the upper and lower ground entrance level is a 22ft media/TV room, and self-contained principal bedroom suite with entrance and sitting areas, mezzanine bedroom with luxurious en suite bathroom and views across the golf course. 

The Herald:

On the lower ground level, which links to the private terrace and landscaped gardens, there’s a sensational 38ft dining/kitchen/living area with a three-sided Living Flame fire, built-in study area, cloakroom, and laundry/utility. Finally, the garden level houses the remaining four bedrooms – two en suite, while all four have bespoke built-in storage and sliding glass doors onto the garden – family bathroom, and six-person sauna/spa.

The Herald:

Showcasing quality materials and skilled craftsmanship throughout, this amazing home’s specification could fill a book. To name a few the list includes a fully integrated Allmilmo kitchen with steam ovens and a teppanyaki hob, luxurious bathrooms, architectural lighting, automated blind control systems and bespoke Italian lights, Sonos sound system with full room and external speakers, CAT 6 cabling with HDMI throughout, full house under-floor heating and heat recovery system, and alarm and security systems (including Lutron controlled external shutters to lower bedrooms and beautiful concrete flooring).

Light, spacious, and just a lovely space to be in, this architectural wonder needs be seen to be fully appreciated. Tragerhaus is newly on the market with Corum’s Newton Mearns office at offers over £1.375 million.