15 Church Hill, Edinburgh, EH10 4BG
Offers Over £1,200,000
This outstanding villa is an elegant fusion of Victorian construction and modern-day architecture. The combination results in a living space that is contrasting yet harmonious - a ...
- Bedrooms 3
- Reception Rooms 3
- Bathrooms 3
- Garage & Driveway
By appt. Paris Steele 01620 497 497
This outstanding villa is an elegant fusion of Victorian construction and modern-day architecture. The combination results in a living space that is contrasting yet harmonious - a marriage of traditional stonework and modern materials. The original part of the building flows seamlessly into a contemporary glass-linked extension at the rear of the building - a beautiful contrast to the grandeur of the Victorian stone construction.
The lower villa’s spacious light-filled rooms balance period-specific features with a clean, minimalist approach to interior design. The Victorian cornices and plasterwork bring an air of opulence, whereas the fireplaces and bespoke window shutters create a warm sense of home. The traditional doorways of the old are juxtaposed with bespoke carpentry; the use of hardwood throughout the home creates a striking visual harmony.
Accommodation in the original building includes a period sitting room with a black marble fireplace. The principal bedroom suite with a floor-to-ceiling door that opens up to steps that lead into the garden. A second bedroom, complete with a walk-through closet and an impressive double-height bathroom with a sunken bath, is concealed behind a wood-panelled wall. A third guest suite is again finished with wooden cabinetry and statement tilework.
The bespoke contemporary kitchen sits in the original part of the house, creating a bridge to the new extension. It features minimalist styling with soft close cupboards and drawers below a white breakfast island. Hand-built cabinetry and display shelves frame the central island that houses the sink and integrated dishwasher.
The glorious glass-linked extension leads off from the kitchen. This light-filled space affords unobstructed views of the garden. The raised upper level forms a dining area, again with bespoke wooden cabinetry, and is accessed from both the kitchen and the main entrance way. Steps lead down to the garden level where you are greeted with floor-to-ceiling corner doors that slide back to invite the outside in. The clean white lines contrast with the warmth of timber floors and the texture of the original exterior wall. Clever lighting design throughout the kitchen and garden room combines with natural light to create drama, warmth and ambience in equal measure.
The exterior of the garden room is finished in timber and zinc cladding, interacting sympathetically with its environment. The many seating areas offer views of the landscaped gardens which enjoy good privacy thanks to the many mature hedges and trees.
Further accommodation is provided in the converted stables which include a study and garage. There is also a large gravelled driveway offering plentiful parking.