Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH4 1NR
Offers Over £1,950,000
Superb Georgian townhouse of 5352 sq.ft with impressive family accommodation and walled garden
The town house at No3 St Bernard’s Crescent extends over four floors (5352sq.ft) and is located on the west side of this historic Crescent. This magnificent Georgian townhouse has been a family home to the current owner for several decades and today offers the possibility of many variations for family life.
The ground floor entrance is by way of a wide stone platform up four steps from the pavement, through a large front vestibule that retains the original flagstone floor. This leads through glazed double doors into the central reception hall with stone cantilevered staircase that is flooded by daylight through a large fourteen-pane cupola over the centre of the roof above. The large front reception room with rosewood and oak floor has two south-facing windows set between three fluted full-height carved stone Doric columns externally that support the massive first floor projecting stone balcony. To the rear is another reception / library with oak hardwood floor and one large window overlooking the rear walled garden. Completing the accommodation on the ground floor is a cloakroom and a separate WC and basin with a ceiling hatch giving access to the new condensing Vaillant central heating boiler.
The first floor comprises a superb drawing room across the full width of the house, with period fireplace, detailed cornice work and a solid teak floor set within the three large front windows that give access onto the sweeping curve of the projecting stone balcony. The centre lower sash can open like a French window. To the rear of the first floor is the master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and a large en suite bathroom with separate drench shower, WC and basin.
The uppermost floor comprises 3 double bedrooms plus 1 top-lit centre room with bunk beds, all surrounding the central stone staircase, landing and large cupola. To the rear is a shower room with WC and basin and a built-in wardrobe along the gable wall that contains a washing machine. Completing the accommodation is a separate WC with basin with access into the rear attic space through a large hatch.
The flagstone floor has been restored throughout the lower corridor and adjoining large kitchen breakfast room. To the front is a double bedroom with an en suite shower, WC, and basin, and a large family room or occasional bedroom which could also be used as a formal dining room directly accessible through a pantry from the kitchen. To the rear is a small bedroom on the east side that looks directly onto the walled garden. The large kitchen retains the three original stone niches in the west wall. Originally used for the kitchen range, these spaces are now used for open kitchen storage. A door from the kitchen leads into a garden room projecting out from the rear elevation, with its own side door into the garden. Originally built as the household laundry, it now has a floating floor over a new concrete floor slab, and is used as a reading room / play space /studio.
In the inner areas of the garden floor there is a large pantry that opens off the kitchen and off the TV/playroom to the front. The pantry has a quarry tile floor, a double sink, and space for a second washing machine below an oak worktop. A vent fan has been fitted to allow the addition of a clothes pulley. There is a small WC and basin with a quarry tile floor with access by a low doorway into a wine cellar located in space below the basement staircase. Lastly, there is a separate wet room with a drench shower above anti-slip floor tiles.
Stockbridge is a highly desirable cosmopolitan area situated a short walk from Edinburgh's city centre. Stockbridge itself has a village feel and offers a superb choice of speciality shops, fashionable bars, quaint coffee shops, delis and boutiques. In addition to the existing shops and bars the future development at Raeburn Place will offer additional retail opportunities and sporting facilities at the Edinburgh Academicals ground. A further range of high street retailers are situated at Craigleith Shopping Park. The green spaces of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Inverleith Park and the Water of Leith Walkway are close by.
The walled garden is laid out with flagstone paths, flower beds and a central lawn. An open fronted ‘sitooterie’ has been built. It catches the summer evening sun. There are waterproof electrical sockets for lighting and a water supply to a small sink. Trellises allow for the annual planting.
Membership to the central St Bernard's Crescent Gardens is currently £40.00 per annum.
There are 3 full-height basement cellars below the front pavement. These cellars have been encased in a specialist lime plaster and have power and light through waterproof fittings.
Any party who wishes to note interest should request a detailed list of the fixures and fittings included in and excluded from the sale from Simpson & Marwick.
There is zoned residents' on street parking.
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