Half way up/down the main stairs is a tall window with 4 large main panes and a yellow and ruby stained-glass border. It should have etched glass in the central panes, but these have been replaced by modern embossed pattern glass. The same stained-glass motif is used on the vestibule door and on the internal window to the upper staircase. Only the upper staircase window still has etched glass in the central panes. Both the door and window have been restored using a Victorian geometric patterned glass from Pilkingtons. This is a reasonable match to the original and looks so much better than the embossed glass. The later photos show the stair after restoration.


This is the view up the centre of the main staircase towards the first floor landing ceiling.

The stair is wooden and has been painted and grained, but will unfortunately need to be stripped. The banister is made of cast-iron with a good hardwood handrail.

The deep window sill at the half landing makes a convenient perch for playing your Gameboy. The embossed pattern glass does not do these windows justice.

Actually the window sill is big enough for two!

The fabulous stair window is almost 10ft tall and has etched and stained glass. The frame has now been grained and the ledge is marbled. The large Wemyss vase and lilies are totally dwarfed.

Looking up the stairwell you see; the large external window, the 12 arm brass chandelier (reclaimed from an old hotel in Dundee), the top stair window, and the Belgian tapestry.

This is the internal window for the top stair which is accessed from the door on the right. The top pane of glass was original and was used to match the replacement glass for the hall window and vestibule door. The lower pane although non-matching was obviously very old and was at least etched glass so it was retained.

This is a detail of the marbling applied to the staircase. This has been done with traditional materials (linseed oil based glaze) and using traditional methods.

The Belgian tapestry is new but is a traditional design.