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Converted Tower for Sale: Stockbridge, Edinburgh

17 Jan
January 17, 2013

Craigiehall Temple – Edinburgh, Scotland


Description

Craigiehall Temple is a uniquely converted tower for sale originally dating from 1759 with a contemporary extension which now provides a 7-bedroom detached house with garden ground and a rural setting close to central Edinburgh.
The original tower was originally added to in 1996 and was further extended in 2005. The extended area features hand-cut Cullalo stone sourced from Stirling as well as reclaimed Scottish Slate for the roof.
The original tower has an interesting history. Originally constructed in 1759, Craigiehall Temple was also known as The Leny Temple and still features a pillared portico by Sir William Bruce, the architect of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The architectural value of the Temple lies mainly in its portico. It is believed that the Tower has only changed hands three times since its construction.

Outside

The property is accessed by remotely controlled electric security gates and benefits from a driveway with plentiful off-road parking. Additionally there is double garage, workshop and dog run with kennels. The well-kept gardens are a particular feature of the property. There is a large area of lawn bordered by paved pathways. The garden also features a range of mature trees, bushes and shrubs and is bordered by a high hedge ensuring privacy.


Location: Stockbridge, Edinburgh
Guide price: £895,000
Year built: 1759,1996,2005
House size: Seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, 3,912 square feet
Lot size: 4,500 square feet approx.
Features: Private parking, double garage, workshop, large garden.

Further details can be found here.

Property Inspiration: Bogbain Mill in Lochussie, Dingwall

19 Nov
November 19, 2012

Bogbain Mill was a project that incorporates the ruins of a former mill. Combining the old walls with the new constructions and insertions in the fabric, it is intended to clearly articulate the modern additions set against the solid stone walls of the mill. The internal courtyard has become the focus for the house, and all internal rooms on the ground floor have a direct relationship into this enjoyable south-facing garden overlooking a burn. A new bedroom tower allows views over the wider surrounding landscape.

The original stone mill was narrow, primarily L-shaped in plan, parallel to the road and then running back perpendicular behind. At the back, the land drops away down to a burn that would have powered the original granite waterwheel from a millpond, both now lost. The client also managed to acquire a small wood beyond the burn with an outlook that could securely become part of the brief. The architect has responded thoughtfully by designing a number of simple timber pavilions and additions to the ‘found’ walls, threaded through cross-axes and arranged in unfolding layers of inhabitation over the ruins to create a series of inside and outside courtyard spaces.

location: Lochussie, Dingwall
project type: private house
client: private
size: 350m2
completion: 2011
team: Alan Dickson, Nick Thomson, Marnie Macdonald, Ian Grant
photography: copyright Andrew Lee / Rural Design

Futher information and images can be found here on the architects website.

Huf Haus For Sale: Helensburgh, Scotland

24 Jul
July 24, 2012

A 2 bedroom detached Huf Haus for sale in Helensburgh, Scotland. Built in 2007 this is one of the more affordable Huf homes I’ve seen. That’s partly because of the location, but also because it is towards the smaller end of the Huf haus range. In many ways I prefer the smaller range as it isn’t as in your face compared to the larger ones and it doesn’t suffer from the problems you sometimes see in larger homes of trying to fill large rooms with furniture.

The reception hallway, kitchen, dining room and drawing room are all open plan and the high quality kitchen was fitted by Stil Art, part of the Huf Haus group. It also incorporates a number of appliances by Gaggenau including oven and warming drawer, hob combining both electric and gas burners, powerful extractor hood and dishwasher.

The house sits quite centrally in extensive lawns which gently slope towards a stream known as the Glennan Burn.

It is freehold and on the market open to Offers in Excess of £495,000

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