Flat Two, 54 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3NS
This stunning one bedroom drawing room apartment in the heart of the Edinburgh New Town and World Heritage Site has been restored to Georgian perfection with a contemporary twist. In walk-in condition and with light pouring into every room, viewing is highly recommended. Situated on Queen Street, with views from the stunning living/kitchen/dining area onto the trees of Queen Street Gardens, it brings nature indoors. A category B listed apartment on the first floor, such a residence, so centrally located is much sought after. The restoration of this block built in 1790 has been thoughtfully and sympathetically executed with period features in abundance: high ceilings, cornicing, sash and case windows with working shutters, original fireplaces, all of which have been mixed with contemporary neutral design, creating the best of 21st century living.
The location is city centre living at its best with Princes Street just a five minute walk and Stockbridge a ten minute walk down the hill. There are shops, cafes and restaurants in every direction and the main arteries out of the city as well as public transport networks, on the doorstep.
Access to Queen Street gardens can be purchased on payment of a small annual fee.
Director of Residential Sales
Property Details & Description
Hall, kitchen/living/dining room (with bed deck above), bedroom with en-suite bathroom, cloakroom, utility cupboard.
Entry phone system and alarm. Residents’ parking permit for zoned area on payment of annual fee.
Entrance is via a handsome solid timber grey door reached by three steps. Planters give the property a welcoming feel. The vestibule with matwell leads through a semi glazed door to the entrance hall with its original tiled floor and solid wooden staircase with attractive spindles, a weave effect grey carpet, leading to the top of the building. The hall has been very well maintained and light floods in from an oval cupola at the top with period cornicing.
Flat Two is on the first floor.
On entering the flat there is immediately an elegant and light feel. With herring bone solid light oak floors throughout, it exudes comfort, flow and the very best of interior design, fittings and finishes.
To the left is the beautiful reception room which doubles up as a kitchen and gives the best of open plan living with its three floor to ceiling astragal windows flooding the room with light. The kitchen with its cream marble granite island contrasting effectively with the dark wooden breakfast bar (seating for up to four) and undercounter units, has been tastefully and practically designed. All appliances including fridge, freezer and dishwasher are integrated. There is ample storage with a selection of drawers, deep pan drawers and cupboards. There is a four ring gas Siemens hob on the island with the oven beneath and adjacent is the integrated sink with lever tap giving a practical but stylish look. Pendant lights illuminate the space.
The Living area is light and spacious with a focal point of an original fireplace with a cream marble surround , black fireplace and hearth. The Georgian features in the room are plentiful, including beautiful and ornate cornicing, sash and case windows, working shutters and a modern take on the traditional radiators. The herring bone timber floor extends back into the hall and cloakroom.
Directly in front as you enter the flat is a useful and well kitted out cloakroom with top quality Porcelanosa white sanitary ware, shelf for display and fitted mirror.
Principal Bedroom with ensuite bathroom
To the right as you enter the flat is the main bedroom which is spacious and beautifully appointed; neutral carpeting and décor with the most stunning almost ecclesiastical looking floor to ceiling astragal window overlooking the garden to the rear. It’s peaceful and with another period fireplace in fern green with a black mantle and hearth as well as more decorative cornicing, it’s a bedroom in which to relax and unwind. The ensuite bathroom has a part wall separating the WC and handbasin/shower area from the bathing area. The cream sanitary Porcelanosa fittings are contemporary, the shower benefitting from a chrome drench shower plus hand held appliance and surrounded with highest quality Italian stone tiles which complement the floor tiles.
Mezzanine Level sleeping area
A discreet carpeted staircase from the living room leads upstairs to a mezzanine level which has a cleverly concealed and spacious double bed area perfect for guests. With a curved opening it gains light from the light infused living room and has attractive ceiling detail above.
Queen Street forms part of the prestigious and historic New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the city's most sought after residential areas. It is ideally situated directly in the city centre within easy walking distance of both the city's business and financial districts, shopping establishments, restaurants and bars as well as vibrant Stockbridge with its village atmosphere, weekly market, artisan shops, cafés and restaurants. There are also beautiful manicured private gardens forming Queen Street Gardens, which run the length of this long street; residents can apply for a key and access to these gardens which are also dog friendly.
The area also benefits from excellent transport links with regular buses, direct trains to London and Glasgow from Waverley Station and convenient access to the City Bypass, A1, M8 and M9 as well as Edinburgh International Airport.
It is well served by a selection of independent shops as well as a large Waitrose supermarket nearby and a Marks and Spencer and Sainsbury's just a ten minute walk away.
There is an excellent selection of leisure facilities including The Grange Club, Westwoods Health Club, The Dean Tennis Club, The Grange Cricket Club and Scotland's oldest rugby club Edinburgh Academicals.
A short stroll from the property you can find the Royal Botanic Gardens, Inverleith Park and the Water of Leith walkway- which provides cycle routes and a number of nature walks.
The property is also ideally positioned to take advantage of Edinburgh's many art galleries, museums and historical attractions as well as the world-renowned International Festival and Fringe.
Queen Street benefits from ample zoned parking and easy access to the city's public bus and tram network, Waverley station and Edinburgh International Airport.
The property lies within the catchment area for highly regarded Stockbridge Primary and Broughton High schools with private schooling options including The Edinburgh Academy, Fettes College, Erskine Stewarts Melville Schools and St George's School in close proximity.
Proof and Source of Funds / Anti Money Laundering
Under the HMRC Anti Money Laundering legislation all offers to purchase a property on a cash basis or subject to mortgage require evidence of source of funds. This may include evidence of bank statements/funding source, mortgage or confirmation from a solicitor the purchaser has the funds to conclude the transaction. All individuals involved in the transaction are required to produce proof of identity and proof of address. This is acceptable either as original or certified documents.
Fixtures and Fittings:
Only appliances specifically mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale price. In all other aspects the treatment of fixtures and fittings within the relevant Conveyancing Standard Clauses apply. Washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge freezer, curtains and light fittings to be included in the sale. All furniture available by negotiation.
Gas central heating, mains water, gas and electricity, broadband, telephone (subject to telephone providers’ regulations.)
Council Tax Band Category: F
By appointment through Rettie & Co, 11 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh EH3 6DH. Tel: 0131 220 4160.
1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.
2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contract in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.
3. Any error, omission or mis-statement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.