Situated in one of Edinburghs finest postcodes, beside the Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill Local Nature Reserve, this traditional five/six-bedroom semi-detached house represents an outstanding new development in the highly sought-after Newington area.
• Outstanding new development in Newington
• Highly sought-after Craigmillar Park conservation area
• Architect-designed plans to maximise a family home
• Developing a unique & ultra-modern family residence
• Stunning, high-specification design finished to luxury standards
• Traditional, redesigned semi-detached house
• Ultra-modern interior design & period features
• Welcoming lobby & broad reception hall
• Generous formal lounge with bay window
• Epic open-plan kitchen, family room & dining room
• State-of-the-art kitchen design with island
• Large, well-equipped utility/pantry room
• Master suite with dressing room & en-suite
• Four very generous double bedrooms
• Secluded home office/study
• Convenient wet room with three-piece suite
• Modern three-piece family bathroom
• Contemporary three-piece shower room
• Excellent storage options throughout
• Large, enclosed landscaped rear garden
• Gated driveway & attached single garage
• Gas central heating & sash and case windows
The home is undergoing a spectacular and exciting transformation, with architect-designed plans set to maximise every aspect of the property, developing a truly unique and ultra-modern family residence, tailored to meet all the needs of contemporary lifestyles. The stunning, high-specification design will bring the very best in luxury standards, developing a statement open-plan living area, a modern formal lounge, and multiple bathroom suites, in addition to a large landscaped garden and comprehensive parking. The finished home will perfectly blend classic period features with on-trend, contemporary décor, coming together to form the ultimate city home for families, one that is set in a prime Edinburgh location, with fantastic schooling options, outstanding amenities, and excellent transport links.
Nestled peacefully away from the road behind a gated driveway, the property has instant kerb appeal and desirability with an imposing stone-built façade. The front door opens into a welcoming lobby and then into a broad reception hall, which will be characterised by an immaculate contemporary design with a rich neutral palette and attractive architectural details, like a quaint archway and a classical staircase. It is an inspiring first impression, flowing into the heart of the home: an epic open-plan reception room, zoned into distinct living, dining, and kitchen areas.
This room is certain to deliver that eye-catching wow factor, with an ultra-contemporary layout enhanced by fresh décor and hardwood flooring. The family room is directly to the rear, enjoying delightful garden views framed by oversized glazed doors that flood the entire area in an abundance of natural light, amplified by a triple aspect with additional roof lights and side windows. The clever design propagates a self-contained feeling in the living space, at once cosy and comfortable for relaxing, yet taken as a whole, truly sprawling in its dimensions perfect for modern lifestyles and for entertaining family and friends. The glazed doors also slide open onto the rear garden for a wonderful flow of accommodation for summer soirees and group barbecues. Furthermore, display shelves and stylish exposed brickwork add to the functionality and character of the room, respectively. Defined by low-hanging pendant lights, the dining area offers ample space for an 8+ family dinner table, forming a relaxed environment for congenial meals together, lively cocktail parties, and socialising whilst cooking. The proposed kitchen neighbours tucked along two walls and fitted with an L-shaped configuration centred on a floating island, which will incorporate a breakfast peninsula for quick meals and morning coffee. The state-of-the-art design will create a statement focal point for entertaining, but also an exemplary setup for budding chefs and foodies. Modern base and wall cabinets are paired with luxurious Corian worktops in fashionable Grey Onyx, further textured by on-trend metro splashback tiles. A range of seamlessly integrated appliances (an induction hob, an eye-level double oven, a wine cooler, fridge, freezer, and a dishwasher) bolster the streamlined look and sleek lines for added desirability. Under-cabinet lights finish the space, allowing ambient mood lighting in the evenings. A large utility/pantry room neighbours the kitchen, coming well-equipped with matching cabinetry and wood workspace, providing a discreet area for laundry, additional storage, a Belfast-style sink, and access to the garden.
At the front of the home, a second reception area awaits: a generous formal lounge designed for more intimate social evenings and unwinding. Here, a sweeping sash-and-case bay window bathes the space in warm sunshine, whilst a chunky mantelpiece and hearth, inset with a cosy log-burning stove, frames the room with a stylish focal point for arranging furniture. The room will exemplify an elegant style with rich hardwood flooring and a soft palette accentuating the period details, like the intricate cornicing and timber-panelled sash-and-case windows. A restored display case adds the final touch to the exquisite space, which is well suited to everyday living. From the hall, there are useful storage cupboards for coats and shoes, a handy store for larger items, and a convenient wet room finished to exacting standards with a modern three-piece suite.
A grand staircase and timber balustrade rise from the hall to the galleried first-floor landing, which houses convenient storage before leading to three very generous double bedrooms. The master suite enjoys the largest proportions with vast dimensions for a super king-size bed and various bedside furnishings, including relaxed seating ideally placed in the curvature of the traditional timber-panelled bay window.
The front-facing room has a classic-style display cabinet and a peaceful, leafy outlook, with ornate cornice work emphasising the high ceiling and an airy ambience aspects which will perfectly complement the contemporary interior design. In addition, it has the added luxury of a dressing room with two double-door wardrobes and a deluxe en-suite shower room with high-spec fixtures and fittings, including a wall-hung washbasin with a vanity unity, an LED (steam free) mirror, a chrome towel radiator, a back-to-the-wall rimless toilet, and a large shower cubicle. The second bedroom, with useful storage, and the third bedroom both have exacting dimensions and tranquil garden aspects. A bright family bathroom finished to a similar high standard as the en-suite serves this level with a modern three-piece suite.
On the second floor, the bright landing is naturally lit by a pyramid roof light, which also brings added sunshine to the lower levels as well. From here, two additional double bedrooms extend, one illuminated by the sash-and-case windows, the other by skylights, providing spacious footprints to meet the needs of a large family. A contemporary three-piece shower room finishes this floor. An additional double bedroom, accessed from a separate staircase by the kitchen, offers a versatile space for creative use, such as a secluded study, a home office, or even as a private guest bedroom, completing the stunning accommodation on offer. An efficient gas central heating system and double glazing ensure a warm and cosy, yet cost-effective living environment all year round.
Externally, the large rear garden provides a tranquil haven in the heart of the city. It comes landscaped with a generous sweep of lawn and a flagstone patio for alfresco dining and summer entertaining. The sunny space is fully enclosed with a stone wall, creating a family-friendly and safe setting for young children and pets. A trio of plum trees and a mature beech tree add to the picturesque environment. To the front of the home, a gated monoblock driveway and an attached single garage provide secure, off-street parking for multiple vehicles.
Extras: included in the sale are all fitted floor coverings, light fittings, and integrated kitchen appliances.
NB Computer generated images are for illustrative purposes only. Floor plans are indicative only to give a general indication of the proposed layout. Dimensions should not be used for carpet sizes, appliance spaces or items of furniture. Computer generated images are for general guidance only and are not intended to form part of any contract or warranty. Furniture shown is for illustrative purposes only.
Situated within the highly sought-after district of Newington, just a short distance away from Edinburghs financial district and hospitals and universities, Esslemont Road is a great location within the City of Edinburgh. Day-to-day amenities are on the doorstep, with further specialised shopping at Cameron Toll Shopping Centre. Edinburgh city centre is within close proximity too. There is also an excellent public transport service providing links further afield. For outdoor and fitness enthusiasts, recreational facilities can be found close by, which includes the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Arthurs Seat, Holyrood Park, and The Meadows.
There are a large number of prestigious golf courses and numerous other sporting clubs in and around the surrounding area. Reputable schooling can be found close by at primary and secondary levels, progressing to college and university.
The property is ideally placed to take advantage of the many local amenities and facilities on offer, including the many shops, bistros, and restaurants within the city centre.