Occupying the lower ground floor of a prominent, A-listed Georgian townhouse in the exclusive New Town, designed by renowned Scottish architect James Gillespie Graham, this is an excellent development opportunity to transform a commercial property, previously used as offices, into a fantastic main-door flat with an unrivalled city centre...
Occupying the lower ground floor of a prominent, A-listed Georgian townhouse in the exclusive New Town, designed by renowned Scottish architect James Gillespie Graham, this is an excellent development opportunity to transform a commercial property, previously used as offices, into a fantastic main-door flat with an unrivalled city centre location.
Currently setup as a commercial office, this main door flat has two private entrances, one opening at ground level and the other accessed via a small flight of stone steps and a private courtyard. The latter entrance of the lower ground property opens into an L-shaped hall with a walk-in store and a deep cupboard, as well as a handy WC. What captures the eye immediately is the exceptionally high (3.7m) ceiling – a desirable trait that runs throughout the property for an airy atmosphere and a greater sense of space. The hall also has access to an internal staircase leading to the ground floor. Directly to the right is the first office, which occupies a generous footprint and a bright south-facing aspect. It is fronted by two classic 12-pane sash and case windows for an abundance of warm afternoon sun and it retains additional period features too, including traditional window shutters, attractive cornice work, and a neat picture rail. It also provides a built-in store, adding to the room’s excellent potential as a main bedroom. A second office at the far end of the hall has equally generous proportions and period details. It is fronted by a charming bay window that allows natural light to flood in and houses three shelved recesses for display storage. Furthermore it opens to an outside shared, rear courtyard – ideal for those planning to use it as a living room. Next door, the kitchen is framed by a large sash window, fitted with modern cabinetry in white and contrasting coffee-toned worktops. A ceramic hob, oven, and microwave are integrated into the design. Completing the accommodation is a south-facing meeting room with spacious dimensions and a built-in cupboard. The property has an efficient gas central heating system and retains original sash-and-case windows.
Externally, the courtyard provides a nice space to relax outdoors and several, large under-street cellars, which come with power and lighting, for additional storage. Controlled parking on Colme Street falls under Zone 1A.
Note: The property is subject to Lord Moray’s Pleasure Grounds, allowing access to the scenic gardens for an annual maintenance fee.