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A stunning period Edinburgh townhouse
Secluded private garden
Stunning Architecturally designed glass extension
Bedroom suite occupying the first floor
Entertaining spaces on ground and lower ground floors
Double garage with potential to develop
Period features throughout
This is a magnificent and stylish townhouse over 4 floors with a delightful private garden and double garage, ideally situated in the West End of the city centre.
The house has been sympathetically renovated to provide a superb combination of period detail including working shutters in all rooms and ornate cornice work with stylish top of the range contemporary finishes throughout. The house also benefits from a private walled garden and double garage to the rear. Of note is the beautiful architect designed glass extension to the rear currently utilised as a dining room.
The property enters into a spacious vestibule leading to a Caithness flagstone floored hallway with sweeping staircase spiralling up toward the impressive cupola. On the ground level there is generously proportioned reception space that includes a drawing room filled with an abundance of natural light from the windows to the front and benefits from a delightful marble fireplace. There is also a formal dining room, currently used as a games room, that faces the rear of the house and overlooks the garden below plus a study. The property is wired throughout with the latest technology including a Sonos Wireless HiFi Sound System and Apple TVs.
On the lower ground level is a fabulous bespoke kitchen with a spacious glazed dining room extending into the garden. The room benefits from state of the art appliances throughout and the extension to the rear of the room has glass-fronted sliding doors that open to provide an al fresco ambience while dining. To the front of the lower ground level is another public room which could easily be utilised as an additional au pair’s apartment or gym/family/cinema room. There is an additional shower room, separate WC and a laundry room off the kitchen which completes the accommodation on this level.
The entire first floor consists of a magnificent master suite with two dressing rooms and an impeccably stylish en-suite bathroom. On the second floor, there are two double bedrooms both with smart en-suite shower rooms and two further double bedrooms with an additional family bathroom.
Melville Street is situated in a central location in the heart of Edinburgh's prestigious West End. The property is within a few minutes' walk of the retail and commercial city centre in Princes Street, George Street and Lothian Road, and also enjoys easy access to Haymarket Station. The fashionable and ever-popular West End is host to a wide variety of amenities including bars, shops, boutiques and restaurants. There is a Waitrose in Comely Bank, a Sainsbury's at Blackhall and a Somerfield at Shandwick Place. Local amenities include the Drumsheugh Private Swimming Baths, the Edinburgh Sports Club, Dean Tennis Club and the Modern and Dean Art Galleries.
There is easy access to the impressive Water of Leith walkway leading to the Edinburgh cycle path network, whilst the open spaces of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Inverleith Park are also within walking distance. Edinburgh International Airport is easily accessible as is the city bypass and the central Scotland motorway network. The property is also close to a number of excellent schools on the north side of the city in both the state and private sectors.
To the rear of the property is a delightful walled landscaped garden that has been laid to lawn with shrub borders. A path leads directly to the double garage with electric security doors. The double garage has ample parking for two large cars and is accessed from Melville Street Lane. Planning permission was granted in 2019 for the double garage to have a floor added to incorporate a studio with shower and kitchen above the double garage. To the front of the property is a private courtyard with three cellars
For more information about this property, please contact Strutt & Parker - Edinburgh, EH2 on +44 131 268 9557 * (local rate)
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