Boasting classical proportions, light-filled interiors, delightful period features and sympathetic, contemporary upgrades, and within strolling distance of cosmopolitan Stockbridge and the city centre, 8/2 Northumberland Street represents an outstanding period home within one of the city’s finest postcodes.
A shared foyer with elaborate ceiling cornicing, cupola, and a traditional stairwell provide a grand welcome and an impressive approach to the flat’s front door. Stepping inside, a naturally lit reception hall (with storage) is defined by the understated, neutral décor prominent throughout the flat and sets the tone for the light-filled accommodation and classical proportions to follow. Leading off the hall and enjoying a south-easterly aspect, the home’s reception room is fronted by a tall sash-and-case window, arranged around a handsome original fireplace and enhanced by a lofty ceiling framed by decorative, smooth cornicing. Set conveniently adjacent to the reception room, a sunny kitchen adds a contemporary element, with modern white cabinetry, chunky timber worktops, on-trend splashback tiling, a breakfasting area and appliances. A built-in cupboard provides useful pantry storage.
At the other end of the hall, two double bedrooms await. Both sleeping areas enjoy an airy, neutral backdrop, offering excellent scope for future styling and design and both frame delightful views onto the cobbled street and the handsome surrounding architecture. The master bedroom enjoys an exceptional, king-sized footprint. Finally, an extensive bathroom is replete with a bathtub with an overhead shower and a glazed screen, a basin and a WC, all set against a backdrop of crisp-white décor and tiling with stylish mosaic accents. The property benefits from central heating throughout. Externally, the home is within strolling distance of delightful open green spaces, whilst controlled parking is available in the area with a residents’ permit (Zone 6).
The New Town offers the finest amenities within easy walking distance. On your doorstep you will find a superb choice of top-rated restaurants, cafés, fashionable bars and clusters of small speciality shops. The East End of the city centre is within striking distance, as and neighbouring Stockbridge offers a unique village atmosphere and the independent outlets here are arguably some of the best in the country. The Water of Leith at Stockbridge and Royal Botanic Gardens are both nearby. Both Fettes and Edinburgh Academy are close by, along with excellent state schools. For commuting to any part of the city or other parts of the country, the area offers an abundance of public transport services. The tram line runs from nearby York Place all the way to the airport, whilst there are over 35 bus routes departing from the area and Waverley Station is conveniently close.
Home Report £400,000 EPC: C