Rio House – Investment/ Development Opportunity
Rio House is being brought to the market by Savills on behalf of Perth and Kinross Council.
Rio is situated on the east side of the River Tay just a short walk from the city centre. The house is perfectly positioned to enjoy the natural beauty of the river and Rodney Gardens as well as Riverside and Kinnoull parks while also being on one of the arterial routes in and out of the city.
Rio is believed to have been built in about 1860 to a design by Perth based architect David Smart. The house is characterised by the Italianate tower at the entrance of the house and its pretty arched
window. In recent years the property has been modified for use as firstly a nursing home and then a hostel. Subject to obtaining the relevant planning consents Rio offers potential for a
range of residential or commercial uses.
The accommodation is arranged over four storeys with the principal rooms being on the ground and first floor. Traditional details such as the beautiful cornicing, sash and case windows and decorative floor tiles are attractive reminders of the history of the house.
Rio has enormous potential having 12 bedrooms (most with en suite facilities), a spacious kitchen with multiple work stations (as well as a separate kitchen for the annexe) and lots of useful storage and office space. There is a drawing room and a garden room on the ground floor and a broad central staircase. From the upper floors there are fabulous views over the city, the river and to the hills beyond.
Stone gate piers frame the entrance to Rio which is by a short driveway up to a tarmac parking area beside the front door. The house is set in about 0.75 acres of garden. A neat gravel path runs
along the front of the house and the remainder of the garden is mainly down to lawn with some flower beds, spring bulbs and mature trees and shrubs. The foot of the garden is bordered by an attractive stone wall and has a children’s play area. In the back garden there is a walkway leading to the back door of Rio which is at first floor level.
Please see brochure below for further details.