Boroughmuir, apartments by CALA Homes

One of the most stylish and sympathetic restoration projects in recent years has transformed an iconic Edinburgh building into grand city living which offers easy access to outdoor living.

The CALA Homes development has tastefully transformed the B-listed former Boroughmuir High School into a selection of one, two, three and four bedroom apartments. It enjoys the bustling, energetic vibe and accessibility of city-centre living, with easy access to the green space and great outdoors that lockdown living has shown we long for.

Downsizers or second home buyers shouldn’t be fooled into thinking an apartment means compromising on space or features; outside the impressive architecture of the historic school has been kept, while inside you have the very best period features that grand old buildings offer, artfully blended with sophisticated, modern style. There are living areas with up to seven metre-high ceilings, while mezzanines offer flexible, airy living space. Each apartment benefits from an allocated parking and access to EV charging - a rarity with city centre living.

The apartments at Boroughmuir also offer a 10-year NHBC Buildmark Warranty for complete peace of mind as well as high specification appliances fixtures and fittings included as standard.

Boroughmuir: stylish city living

Best of both worlds

Philip Hogg, CALA East’s Sales and Marketing Director said: “Our Boroughmuir development has retained many of the beautiful features of this listed building, blending together modern design and style with historic architecture in a sympathetic way. The result is city-centre living, complete with parking, all in a wonderful location.”

Boroughmuir is ideally placed in bustling Bruntsfield, one of the city’s outstanding conservation areas, with its vibrant High Street packed with boutiques, bars and coffee shops. New homes rarely come on the market in this area, making it an exciting offering. The Meadows and Bruntsfield Links are on the door step, a short walk or bike ride will take you to Holyrood Park or Arthur’s Seat, and the city’s cycle routes and paths along the Union Canal are nearby.

City living

The rooms have been finished to a very high standard

The cinema and restaurants at Fountain Park are just a few streets away, while the city centre is an easy stroll, with instant access to transport links. You can walk to the University of Edinburgh, Waverley Station or Princes Street Gardens in under 30 minutes, making it perfect for work, study and fun.

Internally the apartments benefit from elegant sash and case windows – some featuring the eye-catching archway design – and Siemens kitchen appliances.

There’s video link entry, contemporary internal corridors and a beautifully landscaped internal courtyard, ensuring lucky Boroughmuir residents will be safe, secure and stylish at all times.

Find out more here.

Working from home, Boroughmuir-style, is filled with light and space