8/4 Great Stuart Street
Set within a handsome A-listed Georgian townhouse in the New Town conservation area, this two-bedroom (plus large box room which could be converted into a third bedroom with the appropriated permissions being sought) top floor flat offers an exclusive city home with views over one of the capital’s most revered crescents and sleepy rear gardens.
Meticulously upgraded for modern living the 1030 sq. foot home is effortlessly enhanced by desirable period features, including sash-and-case windows with working shutters, original doors, wood panelling, tall skirting boards matching the tall ceilings, marble fire-surrounds, decorative arches and cornicing, and an ornate flower balcony. Designed by architect James Gillespie Graham in 1822, Great Stuart Street enjoys a coveted location in the heart of the prestigious New Town, just minutes’ walk from cosmopolitan Stockbridge, George Street and the West End. Occupying a prime end-terrace position overlooking Ainslie Place, 8 Great Stuart Street is accessed via grand stone steps and an entry phone system from street level, where a commanding front door opens into a shared entrance with a staircase leading to the top floor. A generous L-shaped reception hallway, lit by a skylight, welcomes you inside and offers the first glimpse of the period features retained in this property; a decorative arch and original doors with curved mouldings are all quintessentially Georgian. Enjoying mid-day sun with views over the sleepy rear gardens from its recessed window with traditional window box, the elegant living room boasts an exquisite marble fireplace (with a living-flame gas fire) and a wealth of space for various seating arrangements, all finished in soft neutral hues and fitted with a matching carpet.
Continuing next door, the stylish dining kitchen can easily accommodate up to eight diners – ideal for weeknight suppers and entertaining! The contemporary country-style kitchen in clotted-cream colour offers a ceramic sink, luxurious granite-style worktops, mocha coloured metro splashback tiles, and integrated downlights, all framed by the dark Karndean flooring. The kitchen comes complete with a full range of integrated appliances, including a four-ring gas hob and electric oven, a stylish cooker hood, a dishwasher, washing machine and a fridge/freezer. The dining area benefits from a raised ceiling and a skylight offers natural sunlight throughout the day.
The property has two double bedrooms, both enjoying views over the crescent gardens of Ainslie Place, and a large box room with a skylight. The master bedroom is enhanced by original wood panelling, a dado rail, an Edinburgh Press, a traditional fire surround, cornicing and deep skirting boards. The generous box room enjoys a fitted cupboard and natural light throughout the day from a large skylight. Completing the accommodation is a spacious and modern bathroom fitted with a P-shaped shower bath with a curved screen, a white WC-suite consisting of a pedestal basin with chrome fittings, and practical Karndean wood-effect flooring. A hatch in the bathroom gives access to extra loft storage. Gas central heating is found throughout the property. For an annual fee the property has access to the private Moray Feu Gardens which includes; Ainslie Place, Moray Place and Randolph Crescent gardens. Zoned permit parking is available on Great Stuart Street, Ainslie Place and the neighbouring streets.
Viewing: Sunday by appointment with Gilson Gray on 0131 516 5366Brochure Home Report
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