37 Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh, EH11 1NL
A substantial and magnificent Victorian detached villa set within nearly an acre of mature, landscaped gardens and situated in one of the city’s most sought-after residential areas.
The property’s piece de resistance is its showstopping Mozolowski & Murray-designed kitchen extension that acts both as an outstanding visual statement as well as providing a stylish and contemporary open plan dining-living-entertaining space.
The exceptional property offers immaculately presented accommodation arranged over three floors with seven double bedrooms and an extensive choice of versatile living spaces.
The light-filled property features high specification fixtures and quality fittings throughout with Porcelanosa bathrooms as well as Falcon, Siemens and Miele kitchen appliances.
The spacious family home benefits from a wealth of beautiful period features including decorative cornicing, ornate rose ceilings, feature windows, working shutters and original marble-surround fireplaces.
The property is accessed via a remote-controlled electric gate and sits within a secure and enclosed sheltered garden boasting several sun terraces, outdoor seating areas as well as a two-storey Coach House.
It is situated close to many local amenities in the vibrant and affluent areas of Bruntsfield and Morningside as well as leafy parks and excellent schools. Edinburgh’s city centre is less than two miles away and the property is well placed for all the city’s main transport links
Property Details & Description
Summary of Accommodation
Entrance Vestibule, Reception Hallway, Drawing Room, Family Reception Room, Additional Reception Room/Dining Room, Further Living Room/Home Office, Bathroom with Shower, WC & Basin, Kitchen-Dining-Living Room Modern Extension, Dining Hall, Utility Room, Back Door Entrance Vestibule with Bespoke Boot Room, Under Stair Storage Cupboard, Underfloor Heating, Gas Central Heating
Master Bedroom Suite with En-suite Dressing Room & Bathroom with Shower, Bath & Twin Basin, Three Further Double Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Large Hallway Storage Cupboard.
Three Further Double Bedrooms, Bathroom with Shower, WC, Basin, Two Walk-In Storage Cupboards, Under Eaves Storage
Electric Gate with Security Intercom, Private Semi-Paved & Pebbled Driveway With Room for Four/Five Vehicles, Stone Walled Enclosed Gardens to the Front/Rear/Side with extensive lawn areas with mature trees, leafy foliage and floral planting, Wrap-Around Sun Terrace Outside Kitchen Extension, Several Outdoor Seating & Dining Areas, Two -Storey Coach House
Polwarth Terrace is situated in the Merchiston Greenhill Conservation Area, less than two miles from Edinburgh’s financial, business and shopping district and some of the UNESCO-listed capital city’s historical attractions.
It lies within walking distance of both the chic boutiques, restaurants and cafes in Bruntsfield as well as the wide range of independent stores in Morningside. Morningside also boasts a family-run cinema, a Waitrose Supermarket and Marks & Spencer Foodhall as well as banks, a chemist, medical centre and other local amenities.
Merchiston is surrounded by wide expanses of green open spaces including the nearby Harrison Park offering a children’s play park and sport pitches as well as The Meadows and Bruntsfield Links. Within easy reach are Blackford Hill and the Hermitage of Braid offering many scenic walking trails and provide a lovely contrast between the city and the countryside. There are also numerous recreational facilities in close proximity including The Merchant’s of Edinburgh and the Braids Golf Courses, the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Craiglockart Leisure and Tennis Centre and the Midlothian Snowsports Centre at Hillend.
The property lies in the catchment area for Bruntsfield Primary School and the award-winning Boroughmuir High School. There are also many private options within close proximity including George Watson’s College and The Rudolph Steiner School both a short walk away whilst George Heriot’s School, Merchiston Boys School, St George’s Girls School and Fettes College. The Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh and Napier University campuses are easily reached on foot.
Polwarth Terrace benefits from easy proximity to the city’s efficient bus routes, the City Bypass, Edinburgh International Airport and Scotland’s motorway network.
Enclosed entrance vestibule with original Victorian tiled floor, decorative ceiling rose and ornate cornicing. An inner glazed door leads into an impressive reception hallway with high ceilings, cornicing and an immaculately presented cream carpet that runs throughout all the main receptions rooms.
Stunning bay-windowed drawing room with working shutters, detailed decorative cornicing and ceiling rose overlooks the lawned garden with mature trees to the front of the property. The elegant well-presented room features an original white marble-surround fireplace with cast iron inset and two shelved Edinburgh Press.
Family reception room with large bay windows with working shutters overlooks the front garden. The good-sized room features original ornate cornicing and a marble-surround fireplace.
Two flexible-use reception rooms (snug/playroom/study) that are separated by bi-folding wood-panelled doors. One of the two rooms features a white wood-surround original mantelpiece with a decorative frieze and has French-style doors that lead to an internal hallway and the kitchen extension.
Bespoke Mozolowski & Murray modern kitchen extension provides an exceptional open plan contemporary living and entertaining space. The striking insulated glass and timber structure benefits from bi-folding doors along the entire front garden-view side that open out on to the sun terrace that is sheltered from the elements by an extended glass roof canopy. There are further glass doors that open to the side patio terrace as well as internal French -style glass doors that lead into an additional entertaining/dining space that is also accessed from the back entrance door. The handcrafted Murray & Murray-designed kitchen (see also Additional Information below) features a central marble-topped island that benefits from a stylish breakfast bar, an integrated Falcon wine fridge, double sink with Quooker tap, dishwasher, freezer, recycling bin, base modular drawers and storage cupboards. The back wall of the kitchen features an integrated fridge/freezer, wall and base cupboards (one houses the Miele microwave and another the Miele coffee machine) and the deluxe dual trim fuel and natural gas Falcon Range Cooker. Further noteworthy features are the hand-crafted wood wine storage unit, the Amtico herringbone wood flooring and the inset wall-mounted plasma TV.
A fully fitted utility room with integrated sink, washing machine and dryer and base storage units.
Side back door entrance with enclosed vestibule with original floor tiling and a bespoke handcrafted boot room storage unit
Downstairs marble Porcelanosa bathroom with basin, WC & Shower Cubicle
Under stair storage cupboard
Imposing sweeping staircase with mahogany handrail and cast-iron decorative balustrade leads you up passed the statement floor -to-ceiling window with fleur-de-lys decorative motif to the spacious first floor landing to access the master bedroom suite, three double bedrooms and one family bathroom
The generously sized master bedroom suite spans the entire front side of property. The elegant bedroom with ornate ceiling cornicing and rose circle enjoys leafy views of the mature front garden through the large bay windows with working shutters. The bedroom is connected to a large walk-through dressing room which then leads into the exceptional all-marble Porcelanosa bathroom where the oval-shaped Victoria Albert bath takes central stage. The room is completed with twin Duravit basins, a large walk-in shower, heated towel rail and WC.
There are two further good sized bright and spacious double rooms on one side of the house and a further double room on the other overlooking the private driveway.
The large marble tiled Porcelanosa family bathroom features a bath with an overhead shower, basin & WC.
Door access to a separate staircase that leads up to the second-floor landing with three further double bedrooms.
Two further similarly configured double bedrooms with light flooding in through the skylights and a further double bedroom overlooking the back garden.
Large marble tiled family bathroom with walk-in shower cubicle, basin & W/C.
Two walk-in storage rooms and further under-eaves storage.
The property sits in a large, secure and sheltered plot with front entry to the private off-road driveway accessed via electric gates. Beautifully landscaped gardens surround the property with a front lawn edged by planted borders and mature trees. The enclosed stone walled garden to the back of the property has a large expanse of grass lawn with a lovely stone paved seating and dining area and ample room for children’s play equipment. There is further wrap around outdoor seating and dining areas outside the kitchen extension with an impressive central stone staircase that leads up to the lawn.
Sitting at the end of the long private driveaway is the former Coach House. This two-storey stone building is currently used as a double garage but could be developed as a self-contained annexe for family members or staff or as a home office.
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.)
Please view the Mozolowski & Murray website below that further showcases the Grand Glass Canopy Extension:
Council Tax Band Category: TBC
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