121 Constitution Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7ED
The classical Victorian façade of this handsome sandstone building on Constitution Street belies the ultra-chic and contemporary interiors found within this truly unique 3,900 square-foot property.
Built in the late 19th century for Pattison's, a firm of whisky blenders, and situated on one of fashionable Leith’s most historic streets, the property’s most recent incarnation was as a restaurant.
Spanning the ground and basement level of this B-listed building, the substantial property has been lovingly transformed into an exceptional four-bedroomed family residence with the spectacular triple-height living-dining-entertaining space as its piece de resistance. This space is an outstanding visual statement with original brickwork and steel beams left exposed showcasing the original bones of the building. This former restaurant-conversion has been comprehensively renovated, upgraded and refurbished by the current owners. They have created Wallpaper magazine-worthy interiors in a striking colour palette incorporating a wealth of brand-name fixtures, fittings and appliances including a sleek Scott and Grey bespoke kitchen and luxury bathrooms from The Bathroom Company.
Despite its industrial-chic appearance, the owners have sensitively restored the property’s charming period architectural features including the sash and cash windows and decorative block cornicing.
This rarely available style of property provides luxury city living with an excellent range of local amenities, waterfront restaurants and Leith Links, a huge expanse of grassy parkland, on its doorstep.
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Property Details & Description
Summary of Accomodation
Entrance Vestibule, Entrance Hall, Open Plan Sitting-Entertaining-Dining-Kitchen & Back Door Access, Larder, WC Room, Home Office/Bedroom Four, Split Level Staircase with Additional Constitution Street Entrance, Gas Central Heating, Double Glazing, Partial Underfloor Heating.
Lower Ground Floor
Principal Bedroom with En-suite Dressing Room & Bathroom, Double Bedroom Two & En-suite Shower Room, Double Bedroom Three and Home Office/Gym, Family Bathroom, Shower Room, Under-Stair Deep Storage Cupboard & Additional Walk-in Storage Room
Utility Room & Back Door Entrance to Pillars House Car Park.
Two Allocated Car Parking Spaces within the Pillars House Car Park Accessed from John’s Place at the rear of the property.
Entrance Vestibule & Hall: The main front door entrance to the property is from Constitution Street. Stone steps up to an impressive main Storm double door with an attractive fanlight above that is flanked by polished red granite pedestaled columns and topped by a pediment with decorative scallop shell motif. From the entrance vestibule, a flight of marble steps leads up to the inner double front door of the property.
Kitchen-Living-Dining-Entertaining Space: This spectacular triple-height room is the beating heart of the property offering a spectacular open plan living space with a striking contemporary design with designated areas for relaxing, exercise, dining and cooking. Its striking pared-back industrial look is softened by luxurious and tactile furnishings and fabrics. With Ted Todd hardwood flooring, the relaxed seating area and exercise space sits in front of the row of sash windows that run along its Constitution Street façade whilst a large dining table takes centre stage in the room.
Kitchen: The German bespoke kitchen from Scott & Grey Kitchens is both functional and super stylish with porcelain floor tiles and underfloor heating. The well-appointed kitchen features high-specification integrated NEFF appliances including two electric steam ovens with Sous Vide function, A Blanco composite sink with adjustable Blanco spray nozzle, a fridge/freezer, a dish washer and a five-gas hob with an Elica extractor fan. The stylish kitchen features matt black storage units including electric-powered drawers, black granite countertops and a copper leaf glass splash back. There is a central island illuminated by three Industville pewter and copper pendants with a breakfast counter on one side that can accommodate up to eight diners and incorporates a base level double wine fridge. The upper windows in the kitchen area have remote-controlled electric blinds. There is back door access from the kitchen to the Pillars House car park on John’s Place.
Larder: Set off the kitchen, the walk-in larder offers ample shelving and storage solutions and has room for an US-style fridge freezer.
Home Office/Bedroom 4: This light-fiiled room with two large windows is used as a home office at present but could easily also be utilised as a fifth bedroom with an adjoining walk-in dressing room.
WC Room: This stylish room features Italian Imola floor tiles, Venetian plaster walls, a Roca circular wash basin on a bespoken wooden vanity shelf unit, an illuminated mirror above and a Villeroy & Boch WC.
Lower Ground Floor:
Landing: Door entry from the main living space to a bright and airy landing with a large window with an open outlook over the side of the property. This leads to a split-level staircase to the lower ground floor. Midway down the carpeted staircase there is access to an entrance vestibule with an additional door to Constitution Street. A long corridor with exposed original metal beams and coombed ceiling on the lower ground floor leads to the four double bedrooms.
Home Office/Gym: Currently utilised as a guest room, this room has a striking coombed ceiling and a rich teal feature wall. There is an en-suite bathroom comprising a large walk-in shower, wash basin unit with drawer storage below, heated towel rail, mirrored vanity cabinet & WC. This versatile room could also be used a gym or home office.
Bedroom 2 & 3: Two further spacious and attractive double bedrooms cited at the front of the property both benefitting from integrated fitted wardrobes.
Bathroom: Porcelanosa-tiled bathroom comprising a bath, wash basin unit with under drawer storage, illuminated vanity mirror, bath with hand shower appliance, a heated towel rail and WC.
Shower Room: Porcelanosa-tiled shower room with walk-in shower, wash basin unit with drawer storage below, heated towel rail and WC.
Principal Bedroom: This is a hotel-worthy luxurious double bedroom with an immaculate carpet and double fitted wardrobes with sliding doors. Entry to the en-suite bathroom and bespoke dressing room are cleverly hidden behind wardrobe-style sliding doors. The en-suite bathroom with under floor heating has a discreetly concealed wet room and WC that sit behind the free-standing Sottini Italian bath with a hand-held shower appliance. There is a wash basin unit with two circular stone basins with drawer storage below and a sensor-illuminated vanity mirror.
Utility Room: Leading off the main corridor, there is a well-equipped utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, traditional clothes hanging pulley and plenty of laundry and storage units. There is back door access from here to the Pillar House car park.
Storage: There are two deep storage cupboards on this level.
Constitution Street is a thriving thoroughfare in the heart of Leith, once an important 19th century trading port and independent town that sits at the junction of the Water of Leith and the Firth of Forth.
Currently undergoing an all-encompassing regentrification, Leith has been named this year by Time Out magazine as the fourth coolest neighbourhood in the world in recognitions of its vibrant cultural, arts and dining scene that is a magnet for creative professionals and arty types.
Alongside the two Michelin-starred restaurants, Leith offers a varied and exciting range of restaurants, cafes and bars including an outpost of the popular Edinburgh eatery The Chophouse that sits opposite the property. Also on Constitution Street is Nobles Bar & Restaurant famed for Victorian interiors and seasonal menu. There are several 19th century buildings of historical note along the street including the Assembly Rooms, Leith Police Station (formerly the Town Hall) and Leith Parish Church.
You’ll find plenty more restaurants and café along the cobbled quayside overlooking the Water of Leith including seafood restaurants Fishers and The Shore. The area is home to Leith Theatre and Leith Art School and on Saturdays there is a weekly farmer’s market on Dock Place.
The area is well served with local amenities with a Tesco Superstore on Duke Street, a Sainsbury’s Local on Bernard Street and a new Aldi store on Commercial Street opposite the Scottish Government Executive Office on Victoria Quay. Furthermore, there is a M&S Food Hall within Ocean Terminal, a retail and entertainment complex where you will find a multi-screen cinema and restaurants that overlook The Royal Yacht Britannia, a popular tourist attraction.
There are plenty of leisure and recreational facilities on the doorstep including a David Lloyd Leisure Centre at Newhaven Harbour and a Pure Gym at Ocean Terminal whilst there is a large expanse of greenery and a children’s play park at Leith Links that sits directly behind the property. The Water of Leith walkway is easily accessible and from there you can walk or cycle to The Royal Botanic Gardens, Inverleith Park, Stockbridge and the city centre.
The property falls into the catchment area for Leith Primary School, St Mary’s RC Primary School and Leith Academy with several well-regarded private school options nearby including Loretto School, Edinburgh Academy and Fettes College.
The property is well placed for regular bus links to the city centre that lies under three miles away. It is also within easy reach to the A1 to East Lothian with forward connections via the City Bypass to Edinburgh International Airport and Central Scotland’s motorway network. The extension to the tram line that will link Leith to the city centre and to the airport is scheduled to open in 2023 and there will be a stop located on Constitution Street.
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. 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, telephone (subject to telephone providers’ regulations.)
Council Tax Band Category: G
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 March 2022 – First Issue