Luxury fit for a queen at new development of homes on the banks of the River Dee Muir Homes' Brig o' Blairs development in Aberdeen is built on a site rich in history and includes a museum housing rare royal treasure.
00:01, 10 JAN 2015Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailHouse buyers in Aberdeen are in for a treat with the opening of Muir Homes' Brig o' Blairs development.Set on the banks of the River Dee, it sits in one of the area's most stunning locations yet is only minutes from the city centre.Brig o' Blairs is the first phase of a long term development louis vuitton purses large which will transform the Blairs Estate. It's situated in the East Hamlet by the river, with lots of open space around each home.And every buyer will have the satisfaction of knowing that their purchase will help save and preserve the magnificent building that was once Blairs College, which can trace its louis vuitton mens wallet amazon connections back to first owners the Knights Hospitallers' of St John of Jerusalem, as well as the museum with its treasured artefacts.Once complete, Brig o' Blairs will offer 22 four and five bedroom high quality fake louis vuitton bags homes.After the Knights of St louis vuitton alma forum John, the land passed to the devout Catholic Menzies family in 1542. In the days of the Reformation, it was used as a secret seminary for priests.In 1827, John Menzies of Pitfodels gifted the Estate at Blairs to the Bishops of the Catholic Church in Scotland and oversaw the transformation of the original buildings into a seminary with facilities for 25 pupils and priests.The Blairs community was established in 1829 and a new three storey college was opened in 1897, quickly followed by a new chapel which is still in use today.The seminary closed in 1986 due to falling numbers and economic circumstances. It was bought at that time by the Muir Group. Their development will generate the cash to repair the existing buildings and secure the future of this historic estate. Even more important is the museum on the site, which houses treasures rarely seen by the outside world. These include fine embroidered vestments from the 15th century and gold and silver church metalwork.The most famous items available to view are from the House of Stuart. They include the Mary Queen of Scots Memorial Portrait, painted after her execution and hidden up a chimney during the French Revolution to save it from the mob.There is also a miniature portrait of Mary, one of only four painted while she was imprisoned, a glorious 1723 portrait of Old Pretender James Francis Edward Stuart by Antonio David and a beautiful enamelled watch featuring a portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie's daughter Charlotte.Once the college building is restored, Muir hope to transform it into a high quality hotel and conference centre with leisure facilities, including a championship golf course designed by Paul Lawrie. There will also be affordable housing.But in the first instance, Brig o' Blairs will offer only 22 four and five bedroom homes, and there's already strong interest in the project.Rosemary Livingston, of Muir Homes, said: "We are delighted our new development here at Blairs is receiving such interest and acclaim. The location is strong, with a semi rural feel, but also offers convenience for commuters."The specification of these properties is outstanding, as befits this prestigious location.
"Rosemary said there had been a steady stream of enquiries since the sales office opened a few months ago. She added: "It's been very busy and we are planning ahead for 2015."We have the five bedroom Nairn villa, which has a family room and large open plan living room, and the four bedroom Westray, with its open plan kitchen with dining area.
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