Client : Rothsay Residence
Location : Edinburgh
Value : £2m
Completion Date : 2010
This project is the conversion of 3 B listed 19th Century townhouses in Edinburgh’s New Town into luxury private apartments.
The properties have been extensively refurbished throughout to repair the building fabric and to provide accommodation suitable for contemporary living within the historic shell. This included the removal of unsympathetic modern alterations from the previous hotel use, such as a lift, external fire escape stairs, and poorly planned insertions such as ensuite WCs within main rooms.
The principal first floor reception rooms have been reinstated, and throughout there is a dynamic contrast between the modern styling of new kitchen and bathroom fittings and the detailing of elements such as fireplace surrounds, staircases and cornices all designed to complement the existing period features.
In addition, the existing dilapidated extensions to the rear of the properties, previously used as kitchen and service spaces, have been transformed by the rebuilding of the stonework and by the addition of new patio doors and frameless glass walls and rooflights, to provide the basement level apartments with spacious, naturally lit open plan lounge and kitchen areas, opening onto the rear garden.
Images courtesy of The Chester Residence
Interior Design by Ian Forbes Architects and Ambiance Interior Design