11 St. John's Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 6NX
The stylishly presented mid-terrace Edwardian sandstone house situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the highly sought-after area of Corstorphine, with its excellent range of local amenities, offers well-proportioned family accommodation and flexible entertaining and living spaces.
Comprising three generously sized double bedrooms and two sitting rooms, this exceptional property has been upgraded and refurbished throughout with the addition of magazine-worthy design-led fixtures and furnishings in a striking contemporary colour palette from the Farrow & Ball paint collection.
The two-storey property benefits from an abundance of charming period features such as Art Nouveau-styled stained glass, sash and case windows, decorative cornicing, furniture and picture railings and original fireplaces that all have been sensitively and lovingly restored by the owners. As well as the large enclosed rear garden with various seating areas and grass lawn, the property is within easy access to the walking trails in the Corstorphine Hill Nature Reserve as well as several nearby parks in Corstorphine and Murrayfield.
The property lies within easy reach of both Edinburgh city centre and also has excellent transport links to Edinburgh Airport and the Edinburgh Bypass.
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Property Details & Description
Summary of Accommodation
Smart Alarm System, Entrance Vestibule, Hallway, Drawing Room, Kitchen, Sitting-Dining Room, WC & Basin, Hall Storage Cupboard with additional Under Floor Storage, Under Stair Cupboard
Three Double Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Linen & Laundry Cupboard, Cupola Skylight, Landing Storage Cupboard, Roof Access
Enclosed Landscaped Front Garden with Grass Lawn and Large Storage Shed. Large Newly Landscaped Rear Garden with Various Seating Areas, Grass Lawn, Garden Shed and Electrical Power Points, Unrestricted Parking is Available
A pretty sand-stone pathway leads up though the enclosed landscaped front garden passing by a large storage shed to reach the front entrance with its original twin storm doors that open into the marble-tiled entrance vestibule. The ground floor accommodation is accessed from the spacious hallway that features Kamdean wooden herring- bone flooring, an Art Nouveau-styled stained-glass window, a stylishly wallpapered WC room, a row of original coat hooks and two storage cupboards; one built-in under stair and the other larger one has access to additional below-floor storage that spans the length of the house. The first room on the right of the front entrance is the immaculately presented drawing room where an impressive original wood-surround working fireplace is the focal point. The well-presented room is bathed in natural light from the large, bay window overlooking the front garden and features decorative ceiling cornicing and a stylish shelved Edinburgh Press.
The recently modernised John Lewis kitchen features a cream quartz countertop, grey splash back tiles, slate flooring and integrated appliances – new washing machine, dishwasher, new fridge freezer, NEFF cooker and hob. There are mounted wall and base storage cupboards as well as a slide-out ceiling-to-floor pantry cupboard to the side of the fridge. A large feature- style serving hatch connects the kitchen with the adjacent living and entertaining space. With an eye-catching wood-surround original fireplace, this contemporary-styled room has been cleverly designed to incorporate both a dining area and a relaxed sitting room that includes an Edinburgh Press that houses the new boiler – operated remotely by Hive.
A half-glazed stable-style door leads from the kitchen out to the spacious garden that has three different seating areas both on the patio as well as on a raised wood deck that benefits from an electrical power point. The enclosed garden benefits from all-day sunlight and has an attractive floral border and a large garden shed.
With light flooding in from the skylight cupola, the staircase that leads up to the first-floor accommodation features a grey carpet runner with chrome roods and a white-wood bannister with an attractive Art Nouveau-style cocoa-bean motif. Overlooking the front of the house, the generously sized master bedroom has twin double-glazed sash and case windows and a reinstated original black cast iron fireplace as a statement feature. The carpeted-bedroom benefits from a large walk-in storage wardrobe that has been formed from the combination of three separate Edinburgh Press’. The second double room is equally large and features decorative cornicing, another feature black cast iron fireplace and views over the rear garden. The third double bedroom has a window overlooking the front of the house.
There is a spacious Roca-designed three-piece family bathroom with a twin-basin vanity unit, bathtub with both an overhead shower and a separate hand shower appliance as well as a WC and heated towel rail. Next door to the marbled-tiled bathroom is a large walk-in laundry and linen cupboard that currently houses the tumble dryer and offers ample storage. Previously this room was used as a home office.
The property is situated in the highly desirable residential area of Corstorphine that lies less than three miles to the west of Edinburgh city centre. The bustling Corstorphine High Street offers a wealth of local amenities including small supermarkets, banks, a post office, library, chemist, independent shops, several cafes and restaurants. There is also a large 24/7 Tesco superstore and The Gyle Shopping Centre, home to a M&S superstore, just a short drive away.
In terms of recreational facilities, Edinburgh Zoo, a hugely popular family attraction, lies across the road from the property, whilst Murrayfield Ice Rink and the Murrayfield International Rugby Stadium are also within walking distance.
Nearby there is a David Lloyd Leisure Club, the Corstorphine Tennis Club as well as several golf courses including the public Carrick Knowe as well as the member only Murrayfield and The Royal Burgess.
There are plenty of leafy green open spaces within close proximity to the property with the Corstorphine Hill Nature Reserve of particular note. You will find children’s play parks at Roseburn Park as well as at St Margaret’s Park in Corstorphine that also has public tennis courts, rugby and football fields.
The property falls into the school catchment area of Carrick Knowe, Corstorphine Primary School, Fox Covert RC Primary School, Forrester High School and St Augustine’s High School while private schooling options available include St George’s School, ESMS, Cargilfield Preparatory School and Fettes College.
Lying to the west of the city centre, the area benefits from excellent transport links including bus and tram links from Corstorphine to the city centre in one direction and Edinburgh Airport and the City ByPass to the other.
Edinburgh City Centre has much to offer in terms of entertainment with world-class museums and historic attractions. There is also plenty of shopping opportunities including the designer stores along George Street and Multrees Walk, Harvey Nichols and John Lewis department stores whilst the new St James Quarter will open later this year.
Proof and Source of Funds / Anti Money Laundering
Under the HMRC Anti Money Laundering legislation all offers to purchase a property on a cash basis or subject to mortgage require evidence of source of funds. This may include evidence of bank statements/funding source, mortgage or confirmation from a solicitor the purchaser has the funds to conclude the transaction. All individuals involved in the transaction are required to produce proof of identity and proof of address. This is acceptable either as original or certified documents.
Fixtures and Fittings:
Only appliances specifically mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale price. Window coverings and light fittings are not included in the sale. In all other aspects the treatment of fixtures and fittings within the relevant Conveyancing Standard Clauses apply.
Gas central heating, mains water, gas and electricity, broadband (Sky), telephone (Sky) - subject to telephone providers’ regulations.)
Council Tax Band Category: F
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.