The fast-paced nature of fashion and visual merchandising has kept Lorree Dickinson at the forefront of the latest trends and must-have accessories.
Working in retail fashion for New Look, it is no surprise she’s transformed this once bare property into the stylish apartment it is today.
Lorree and her daughter Elisha, 25, moved into the property in spring 2012.
Lorree said they have enjoyed having the top floor all to themselves, adding: “There’s only three apartments in the block and after passing the middle area the rest is our own private space.”
Fitness training fanatics, the duo don their sports gear at least three times a week, training in the communal stairwell or their converted loft space.
Coupled with the fact there was an en-suite, this was the perfect place for them to call home.
She added: “The loft actually doubles as our workout space and my walk-in wardrobe.
“There’s a huge amount of storage space up there and its easily accessible by the integral ladder.”
Born and bred in Aberdeen, the pair moved to Dyce 10 years ago.
Lorree said: “We wanted to move a little out of town, but we were keen to have access to many local amenities too.
“When we first moved into the property it was a shell.
“I upgraded the kitchen and tiles, I put power showers in both bathrooms, I added the Ramsay ladder to the loft and partially floored it too.
“I also added the breakfast bar.”
With a passion for interior design, Lorree created mood boards for every room to plan the decor.
“Our bedrooms are very cosy, boutique looking with built-in wardrobes, whereas the kitchen and lounge are more contemporary. I love the kitchen – it’s great for entertaining, and there’s so much storage space in the apartment,” said Loree.
Now ready to take on a new challenge, the 50-year-old is looking for another blank canvas to make her own.
She said: “Elisha is about to move out so I’m ready to buy an older property to put my stamp on, designing it to my taste.
“I like contemporary and minimalist designs and I’m very open to where I go. I’d prefer to stay this side of town as it’s only an 11-minute commute into the city centre on the train.”
81 McIntosh Crescent, Dyce, Aberdeen
offers over £193,000
Two-bedroom second-floor flat in a block of three apartments.
Entrance hall:With two large cupboards with shelf and hanging rail, and access to the loft.
Lounge: A large lounge with high quality oak-finish laminate flooring.
Dining/Kitchen: Open plan dining/kitchen space with built-in breakfast bar.
Bedrooms 1&2: Two double bedrooms. The master bedroom boasts an en-suite.
Bathroom: A spacious, modern room with a four-piece bathroom set.
Outside: An exclusive parking space, shared bike store and common grounds.
Viewing: Contact Plenderleath Runcie on 01224 640666.