A stunning B listed building in that was built in 1886 has been lovingly restored to create iconic homes in the centre of Greenock.

The Mansion House at 1 Ardgowan Square was designed by renowned Victorian architect, Sir Robert Rowand Anderson, for the Shaw Stewart family.

The building was a replacement for the original Mansion House that was situated at Well Park before being demolished to make way for the railway.

The outstanding space that is protected by Historical Scotland, was purchased by SSC Investments Ltd. in 2018 who have lovingly transformed it into seven flats, as well as restored its Coach House to become a detached luxury home.

The company - that is owned by Craig Lapsley, Stephen Gallagher and Steph Mills - have just two flats to complete, which are expected to come onto the market around Easter this year.

Delighted to show the Tele two of the completed homes that are under offer was Craig, who has been part of the team who has been working to restore the former commercial building since the beginning of 2019.

Craig told the Tele: "Like most people, Covid-19 delayed our plans and we had anticipated a shorter timescale for completing the property.

"Our main focus has been restoring and maintaining many of the original features, such as the fireplaces, wood panelling and windows, to keep it as close to how it would have looked in its prime.

"Each apartment has its own personality and character, some spaces have a more modern feel, whilst others feel very original.

"Throughout the property you can see the touches that have been made to honour the Shaw Stewart family - they were wine tasters to the king so you can see 'cups' in the ceiling and woodwork and their coat of arms is present."

The home was previously used for businesses, so had to be redeveloped internally to create the luxury flats.

It remains one of 244 listed buildings in Inverclyde and now has a modern infrastructure whilst maintaining many of the stunning focal points that make each space unique.

Craig says the project has not been without challenges, but the team are overjoyed at the response to the homes.

He continued: "It has been a real hard slog and we've all put a lot of work into the home, it's the first property we have worked on as a company so its been brilliant watching it all come together.

"Things slowed down during the first lockdown but we're glad it has picked up again and we've two flats under offer and already have had interest in the apartments that aren't yet finished.

"We're all local and kept our focus very much local too - the contractors are from Inverclyde and we have marketed it with Slater Hogg & Howison.

"This whole building feels like somewhere in Glasgow or Edinburgh, you don't realise how special it is until you visit.

"It's been a privilege to work on it and hope we've secured the future of the Mansion House for many years to come."

The remaining flats - a three bedroom and a two bedroom - are on the market now for £240,000 and £225,000.

To find out more or to arrange a viewing, contact Slater Hogg & Howison on 01475 787711.

See a video tour at www.themansion.house.