City centre apartments
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.