THE STORY

Period Living - - Historic Merchants’ House -

Own­ers Ni­cholas Groves-raines, manag­ing di­rec­tor of Groves-raines Ar­chi­tects, and his wife, Kristín Han­nes­dót­tir (right), an ar­chi­tect and di­rec­tor of Groves-raines

Prop­erty Lambs House is Cat­e­gory A listed, built in 1610 as six flats, in the me­dieval heart of Leith, near Ed­in­burgh. The prop­erty serves as an of­fice for Groves-raines Ar­chi­tects (groves­raines. com), the Ice­landic Con­sulate where Kristín is Hon­orary Con­sul of Ice­land, and a cul­tural hub for the com­mu­nity

What they did The 17th-cen­tury build­ing was metic­u­lously re­paired and pre­served. The 1960s lift shaft, fire doors and mod­ern fin­ishes were re­moved and orig­i­nal ar­chi­tec­tural el­e­ments re­in­stated in keep­ing with its rich her­itage

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