26/13 Gardner’s Crescent
Occupying a prime position on Gardner’s Crescent, this traditional two-bedroom tenement flat promises the best of both worlds: a tranquil setting in Edinburgh’s desirable West End conservation area, within seconds’ walk of vibrant Fountainbridge, Lothian Road and Tollcross. Characterised by classic proportions and natural light, the third-floor property strikes the perfect balance of period charm and contemporary style, and represents a stunning first home or pied-à-terre in perfect, move-in condition.
From the secure shared entrance, a cantilevered stone staircase curves up to the sunny top-floor landing, which is flooded with natural light from a vast skylight. Welcoming you into the flat is a spacious hall, where warm oak flooring and heritage grey and white décor set an elegant tone for the accommodation to follow. On the left, the large living room boasts a sash-and-case window with original shutters, which commands magnificent views across Gardner’s Crescent public garden and the eclectic architectural landscape of the iconic West End and former-industrial Fountainbridge. Its high ceiling is adorned with intricate cornicing and at the focal point of the room is a splendid feature fireplace, flanked by traditional recessed shelving. Owing to such generous proportions, the living room would lend itself to various lounge and dining configurations.
The bijou kitchen adjacent is lined with contemporary Shaker-style cabinetry topped with granite-effect worktops, and houses a range of integrated appliances, including: a four-burner gas hob with a stainless steel cooker hood, an electric single oven/grill, a dishwasher and a fridge/freezer.This leaves space for a freestanding washer/dryer, which is included in the sale.
Returning to the hall, both double bedrooms enjoy generous floor space for an assortment of furniture, as well as a leafy, rear-facing aspect. Completing the flat is the stylish three-piece bathroom, which is immaculately tiled in neutral tones, and comprises a thermostatic shower-over-bath with a glass screen, and a modern wall-mounted basin and toilet suite. Accessible via a hatch and Ramsay-style ladder in the hall, the flat benefits from a substantial floored storage loft, which may allow conversion into additional living space, subject to requisite planning consent.
Gas central heating and a combination of restored single-glazed and reproduction double-glazed sash-and-case windows with timber shutters ensure optimum comfort and efficiency all year round. The property enjoys access to a well-tended shared garden to the rear and is directly opposite beautiful Gardner’s Crescent public garden, which has undergone extensive restoration in recent years.
Controlled residents’ parking (Zone 4) is available on Gardner’s Crescent and in the vicinity
Viewing: By appointment with Gilson Gray on 0131 516 5366
- Rooms: 1
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1