Caseldene has high local significance for its unusual design, with its rooftop studio approached by an exterior cast iron spiral staircase, and dramatic architectural form, a contemporary of Sunways in Lyall Road. Reputedly built for an artist in c1946, there are splendid rooftop views of Berwick and the surrounding countryside. The original driveway approach retains the qualities of seclusion associated with the studio property.
This 1946 house, with its 'crenellated battlements typical of a medieval castle of the sterner sort' (1) and a rooftop studio with splendid views of Berwick and the surrounding countryside.
Inspection of the house reveals little has changed. The brick walls remain white-painted as they were in 1971, although originally they were unpainted red brick. All original windows are metal framed, divided horizontally into four panes. There is a cellar beneath the kitchen. The 'battlements' are not crenellated but rather extended brick corner posts connected by pipe railing.