Six quirky flats for sale in Edinburgh city centre

Invest in one of these eye-catching Edinburgh flats, which boast a range of enviable features and quirky additions.

29 Walker Street

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A spectacular entrance hall and a grand drawing room have been left with the impressively elegant proportions they would have had when built, but the double-height space at the back of the flat has allowed a whole mezzanine level, housing a bright seating area and study, to be fitted in above the kitchen.

The ensuite master bedroom on the ground floor has been topped with a first-floor second bedroom with an ensuite of its own, such is the height of the space.

There are a luxurious three bathrooms to serve the two bedrooms – surely a state of affairs that the original Georgian residents could only have dreamed of.

The flat is on the market with Rettie for offers over £620,000

No.19a Leopold Place

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This fantastic home has just gone on the market after an overhaul including a reconfiguration to make it appeal to the modern buyer.

The refurbishment of the lower ground floor apartment was carried out by period specialists Shared Space and took a four-bedroomed flat with small rooms and ancillary spaces such as pantries and dark cupboards and turned it into a grand two-bedroomed property with an absolute luxury of space and finish.

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The open-plan living space has been moved to the back of the property, where it overlooks a beautiful landscaped garden with a Juliet balcony in the kitchen, top-end bathrooms have been added and historic features such as the cornicing and deep skirting have been repaired, or matched and replaced.

The refurbishment also included less obvious upgrades, such as replacing joists and flooring, rewiring and replumbing to fit the home for the next century.

The work has turned the whole apartment, which may well have started life as kitchens and servants’ quarters, into a home every bit as grand as the floors above.

On the market for a reasonable offers over £395,000 with Strutt and Parker.

94/5 Dundas Street

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The four-bedroomed apartment at 94/5 Dundas Street is on the top floor.

Here an elegant entrance hall has been retained while the fitted kitchen has a flagged floor.

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The dining room has its original ornate cornice, hardwood flooring and a fireplace with marble surround, but these days, in what must be considered the ultimate example of an adaptation of a historic property to suit modern life, it is used as a cinema room rather than as a place to pass the port.

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The flat is on the market with Mov8 for offers over £599,000.

44/2 North Castle Street

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The apartment, at 44/2, is a double upper conversion of the traditional townhouse and has three bedrooms and a bathoom on the conventionally proportioned third floor.

But ascend the cantilevered stone staircase to the top of the building and a much more contemporary feel has been achieved in the vast open-plan living space.

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The stairwell is topped by a large skylight and the room is entered through a glazed wall.

Deep coombed ceilings make the most of the space and a rustic exposed stone wall with a working fireplace dominates.

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The kitchen is tucked into one corner, but is a good size, with its own large dormer window giving a view over the cityscape.

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Views of the castle and the Firth of Forth also add to this property's unique style.

The property is A-listed, so has some nice features such as sash and case windows and traditional shutters, but the styling is definitely New York loft.

44/2 North Castle Street is on the market with VMH for offers over £595,000

West Lodge

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The magnificently renovated West Lodge will put its lucky owner on the threshold of one of Edinburgh’s architectural gems.

Essex-based developer City & Country has a reputation as an expert in the conservation, restoration and conversion of historic and listed buildings, so Donaldson’s, one of the most notable and majestic buildings in Edinburgh, was an obvious choice for its first development in Scotland.

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Set within 18 acres of grounds, the A-listed Playfair Building and its two lodges were built between 1842 and 1851 after James Donaldson bequeathed all of his property to build and found a hospital for children.

Donaldson’s was designed by William Henry Playfair, one of the leading architects of 19th century Scotland, who also designed the Royal Scottish Academy and the National Gallery of Scotland.

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Inside the aesthetic is cool and composed with a hint of Scandinavian design in the understated palette of engineered white oak flooring (throughout the ground level) and pale walls.

The property comprises two bedrooms, one with a balcony and en suite, a sleek kitchen, living room, shower room and main bathroom.

The Playfair at Donaldson’s is set to launch in early 2018. West Lodge is on the market at a fixed price of £650,000 with Rettie & Co.

Royal Mile

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Enjoy Edinburgh living at its best in this fourth floor, one bedroom flat located on the Royal Mile.

On the market for a fixed price of £279,995 with Warners, the flat boasts a superb position in the heart of the Old Town and sits within a prestigious, fully serviced, A listed building with views across the City skyline.

Luxury fittings, beautiful decor and solid wood flooring all add to the appeal of this spacious home, which is in immaculate order throughout.

The flat comprises a hallway/study area, large living/dining room, stylish breakfasting kitchen, double bedroom and fully tiled bathroom with white suite.

There’s also a secure video entryphone system, lift and concierge service, so you can really feel like the A list.