10 Blenheim Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5JH
Outstanding, perfectly proportioned, two bedroom, two bathroom main door apartment forming the principal part of an end of terrace, A listed, Georgian villa. Complete with six splendid, original Doric columns to the exterior wall, there are stunning open views over Calton Hill.
In walk-in condition and with an opulent interior design specification throughout, each room has been expertly renovated by the current owners, creating a gem of a home, with its jewel-like palette tastefully reflecting the many key original features, including flagstones, granite fireplaces, intricate cornice work and a cupola which floods the apartment with plentiful natural light. Doric House is well positioned in the heart of the New Town, mere minutes from the new £1bn flagship development at St James Quarter, and the city centre, with all the cultural highlights on offer as well as offering resident’s membership of the nearby 12 acre private Regent’s Gardens.
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Property Details & Description
Entrance Vestibule, Hallway, Kitchen/Dining Room, Drawing Room, Principal Bedroom, Second Double Bedroom, Shower Room
Lower Ground Floor:
Shower Room, Storage Space
Shared Courtyard to the Front, Two Dry-Lined Cellars, Access to 12 Acres of Private Residential Gardens at Regent’s Gardens (subject to a modest fee)
Doric House is situated in Edinburgh’s New Town, which is both a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the city’s most affluent residential areas where residents can benefit from membership to the private 12 acre Regent’s Gardens for an annual fee. The property is within easy walking distance of the city’s business and financial districts; abundant shopping establishments, boutiques and bars; renowned Art Galleries, Museums and Tourist Attractions; Broughton Street’s artisan shops, cosmopolitan cafés and restaurants; John Lewis’ department store, and the new £1bn St James Quarter retail, leisure and residential development (set to open June 2021); St. Andrew Square which is regularly used as a venue for seasonal events; The Playhouse Theatre which offers an excellent programme of shows throughout the year and the Omni Centre which boasts a multi-screen cinema, various dining options and a Nuffield Health Leisure Centre.
Blenheim Place lies a short distance from numerous recreational facilities and green open spaces including Calton Hill, Arthur’s Seat, the Royal Botanic Garden; Inverleith Park which has an active tennis club, Edinburgh’s extensive cycle network and the Water of Leith walkway.
The property boasts easy access to Waverley Station; the city’s efficient bus and tram network; Edinburgh International Airport; the City Bypass and Scotland’s central motorway network.
There is excellent state and private school provision in the area, including Fettes College and The Edinburgh Academy.
The area is well served by Tesco and Sainsbury’s supermarkets as well as the popular independent shops and local producers of Broughton Street and various useful retail outlets on Leith Walk.
Doric House is a characterful, rarely available property occupying the principal part of a lovely Georgian villa, which sits, end of terrace on a gently curving, cobbled street of much historical interest. Designed by William Playfair c.1820, the street boasts some of Edinburgh’s finest Greek-inspired architecture of which this apartment, with its six Doric columns to the end exterior wall is a fine example, perfectly preserved in time, boasting a wealth of classical period features including bowed walls, ornate cornicing, dado paneling, recently refurbished sash windows with working shutters throughout and original flagstone flooring.
Exceptional interiors combining complete refurbishment ensures that the apartment is at the cutting edge in terms of design and presentation.
Despite its central location this is a peaceful street, with the kitchen and principal bedroom situated to the rear of the building, with open views up to Calton Hill. It is offered in immaculate condition as follows:
Access from the street via an elegant stone walkway with wrought iron railings to the front door.
Entrance vestibule with original flagstone floor which leads through to the main hallway with original flagstone floor, feature plaster archways and columns, detailed cornicing and a striking ceiling cupola which floods the space with natural light. Video entry phone system. Steps leading up to kitchen and shower room.
Kitchen with ample dining space has a large sash window to the rear of the property and an open outlook towards Calton Hill. A stunning feature is the specially sourced Rainforest green Brazilian marble splashbacks. Sleek, neutral shade, fitted, contemporary urban wall and base units with opaque glass contrasting wall units, integrated appliances including Siemens double ovens and microwave as well as Neff induction hob with overhead Turbo Air extractor fans. Column Radiator. Porcelain tile flooring.
Front facing, bright and spacious drawing room, original paneling with bowed wall; working shutters, chevron oak flooring and granite fireplace with slate hearth and WOODWARM log burner. Original Edinburgh Press.
Breathtaking Principal bedroom featuring one bespoke papered wall by company Little Greene has an original Marble fireplace and WOODWARM log burner. Large built in wardrobe unit. A stepped area provides space for a large roll top bath and a seating area. Double sash and case windows. Chevron oak flooring.
A second double bedroom faces to the front of the property, also with a feature House of Hackney papered wall, chevron oak flooring, original cornice work. Wiring for a wall mounted TV.
State of the art shower room with burnished zinc style tiles, corner glass shower unit with overhead, wall jet and handheld option, modern sanitary ware throughout and heated towel rail. Anti-steam mirror, glass sink unit and matching wall unit.
Lower Ground Floor:
Curved original staircase (listed), with a sisal flooring, leads down to an under stair storage unit.
Second bathroom, a wet room with white/grey marble tiling, a mirror sinks and shelf and modern sanitary ware throughout.
Shared courtyard to the front of the property with two dry-lined under pavement cellars both with power supply.
Permit Parking (Zone 6)
Access to 12 acres of private residential grounds at Regent’s Gardens (subject to a modest fee)
Sonos sound system
Smart Light and alarm system in all rooms
Underfloor heating in both bathrooms
Shutters in all rooms are full height, split into lower and upper halves
200mb fibre broadband
Items for sale by separate negotiation
The furniture in the property is available to purchase individually
Items included in the sale
Pendant light in Drawing Room
Wall lights in Drawing Room
Pendant light in Principle Bedroom
Wall lights in Principle Bedroom
Curved LED HD TV
All White Goods, comprising:
Siemens built-in microwave
Neff induction hob
Only appliances specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price. In all other aspects the treatment of fixtures and fittings within the relevant Conveyancing Standard Clauses apply. Curtains and light fittings available by negotiation.
Gas central heating, mains water, drainage, gas and electricity, broadband, telephone (subject to telephone providers’ regulations).
Council Tax Band Category: E
By appointment through Rettie & Co, 11 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh EH3 6DH. Tel: 0131 220 4160.
1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.
2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contract in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.
3. Any error, omission or mis-statement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.
Particulars prepared April 2021– First Issue