City cen­tre apart­ments

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GLASGOW and Ed­in­burgh are en­joy­ing a re­nais­sance and with choices rang­ing from cut­ting-edge new build apart­ments and pent­houses with sky gar­dens to con­ver­sions within his­toric build­ings, the mar­ket is buoy­ant. Here are three pe­riod stun­ners...

Of­fers over £425k

THE Park area of Glasgow is a prime prop­erty hotspot that in­cludes a pe­riod ter­race in Park Quad­rant, de­signed circa 1855 in French Re­nais­sance style.

With mes­meris­ing views to the Camp­sies is an ex­traor­di­nar­ily large third-floor flat.

This home has all the el­e­gance and charm of a pe­riod prop­erty – high ceil­ings, three-sec­tion bay win­dows, pic­ture rails and or­nate cor­nices – but with so­phis­ti­cated con­tem­po­rary fea­tures, such as a stream­lined Ger­man kitchen with is­land/ break­fast bar and din­ing area. There is a fam­ily/sit­ting room and a 26ft draw­ing room with a fo­cal fire­place and wide bay win­dow.

There are four dou­ble bed­rooms – two with en-suites – plus util­ity and main bath­room. Dec­o­rated in muted nat­u­ral shades through­out, the prop­erty is only a short dis­tance from Kelv­in­grove Park, Byres Road and the city cen­tre. Of­fers over £425,000 are in­vited by Ret­tie’s West End of­fice.

Of­fers over £360k

THE eclec­tic de­sign of Ocean Cham­bers in West Ge­orge Street by ar­chi­tect Robert Alexan­der Bryden in 1900 is one of Glasgow’s most ebul­lient build­ings – de­signed orig­i­nally for the Ocean Ac­ci­dent In­surance Com­pany with a nau­ti­cal theme that in­cludes stat­ues of a Greek sea-god­dess and a light­house crest.

More than a cen­tury later, the B-listed build­ing houses a mag­nif­i­cent three bed­roomed man­sion apart­ment that takes ebul­lient to a new level.

Span­ning 2,000 sq ft, the lay­out in­cludes a 24ft en­trance hall, bespoke kitchen and din­ing area par­tially open-plan to a lounge. The pala­tial master bed­room is bou­tique heaven with lux­u­ri­ous en-suite. The other two bed­rooms are sim­i­larly spa­cious, as is the main bath­room. It oozes style, with hard­wood floors, in­te­grated Linn speaker sys­tem. Of­fers over £360,000 are in­vited by Slater Hogg & How­i­son’s Can­d­leriggs of­fice.

Of­fers over £325k

OC­CU­PY­ING the lower ground floor of a Ge­or­gian ter­race on Dun­das Street within the heart of Ed­in­burgh’s pres­ti­gious New Town, is a two bed­roomed prop­erty with the added ben­e­fits of a pri­vate pa­tio off the din­ing kitchen, two dry-lined stor­age cel­lars with power, per­mit park­ing and ac­cess to Queen Street Gar­dens for a nom­i­nal an­nual charge.

In­ter­nally, this home has the look and feel of a coun­try cot­tage that be­lies it be­ing within walk­ing dis­tance of Princes Street, Ge­orge Street and the West End.

En­tered by a stair­case at pave­ment level, the vestibule opens into an L-shaped hall with re­cessed study area and ex­cel­lent built-in stor­age, lead­ing to a cloak­room, liv­ing room with ex­posed stone fire­place wall and stove, spa­cious kitchen/ din­ing/fam­ily room with mod­ern units, in­te­grated ap­pli­ances and French doors to the pa­tio.

Both bed­rooms are spa­cious dou­ble rooms – one with stor­age and an out­look onto the rear gar­den area, the other with a fea­ture fire­place – and com­plet­ing the ac­com­mo­da­tion is a shower room with walkin cu­bi­cle.

Beau­ti­fully pre­sented through­out, this de­light­ful city apart­ment is a breath of fresh air – for sale with McQueen Le­gal in Ed­in­burgh at of­fers over £325,000.

CEN­TRAL PERKS: The sale in­cludes al­lo­cated park­ing and own­ers have ac­cess to pri­vate gar­dens.

BEAM­ING: A light­house crest is a re­minder of the build­ing’s ori­gin as a nau­ti­cal in­surance com­pany of­fice.

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