This prestigious and unique 2nd floor apartment is located on the historic site on which Adam Smith's house was once located, and where he lived for many years with his mother, at 220 High Street. The original house was knocked down many years ago, but a large part of the garden remains. The property for sale is a spacious and self contained 1 bedroom 2nd floor flat in a 4 storey period built terraced block containing retail premises on ground level and residential apartments above. The building is Category B Listed being of historical or architectural interest. The subjects also form part of a Conservation Area. With the property comes a right to use the historic walled Adam Smith Garden, where Adam Smith wrote The Wealth of Nations and which is located directly to the rear of the property and now owned and maintained by the Adam Smith Global Foundation. The Adam Smith Birthplace Initiative will see the Adam Smith's Garden which is of international historical significance, restored to its former 18th century glory. The Adam Smith's Garden is within the heart of Kirkcaldy's Town Centre and will play a pivotal role in the development of Adam Smith's Birthplace Initiative contributing to the social and economic regeneration of his home town. This building, of which this apartment forms a part, is of great historic significance. More information can be found at https://www.patronicity.com/project/adamsmithbirthplaceinitiative#/
"The Smith home faced the High Street, with long, beautifully laid-out gardens running behind it the equivalent of several blocks down to the sea."
The property itself features a magnificent lounge / dining room, with 2 large picture windows looking towards the mediaeval Old Kirk Tower. There is a large marble surround fireplace with wrought iron inset working coal fireplace and tiled hearth. The windows in the room feature working shutters. The modern kitchen has an array of high-gloss floor and wall units, with an integral oven, hob, extractor and fridge freezer which will remain. An inner hallway leads on to the fully tiled luxury shower room which boasts a large walk-in shower cubicle with raindrop shower, vanity unit and bowl sink, mirrored wall cabinet, wall mirror and large concealed storage area to rear and there is also a heated towel rail. The large double bedroom is accessed via a useful dressing area. The bedroom itself is large and bright, with two windows to front and side which flood the room with natural light and provide sea views across The Forth. The bedroom also has a large mirrored wardrobe which provides plenty storage space. Outside, there is a courtyard at the rear of the building which is shared with other owners and provides car parking, with each owner having a designated parking spot with security bollards in place. The Adam Smith Garden is accessed from the rear of the property and owners will be provided with a key to the lovely, private, walled and fully maintained garden.
The property is located in the heart of the Town Centre and to the rear of the stunning riverside Esplanade, with excellent amenities on the doorstep and also within easy walking distance of the train and bus station, health and education facilities, as well as Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre. This spacious flat will appeal to a variety of different purchasers and would make an ideal first time purchase or buy to let investment. This property is also within a short distance of the Fife Retail & Business Park and the A92 link roads providing commuter access to Scotland's major cities. Kirkcaldy railway station provides rail links to Edinburgh and Dundee and it is the largest town in Fife with a population of around 50,000.
Lounge / Dining Room 5.90m x 5.25m
Kitchen 3m x 2.55m
Shower Room 2.55m x 1.60m
Dressing Area 2.70m x 1.45m
Bedroom 4.25m x 3.80m
Courtyard and Parking
Use of Walled Adam Smith Garden
Council Tax Band B
Energy Performance Rating D
Home Report Value £78,000
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