Home sales at Artisan Real Estate’s Canonmills Garden development in Edinburgh are continuing apace with almost two-thirds of new apartments now sold
With consumer confidence returning following the easing of lockdown, prices and value are also increasing, with the average price of apartments growing by 7% since the capital’s Canonmills Garden development in launched last year.
This niche development is a spectacular mix of 180 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and colony-style properties, overlooking the Water of Leith in Canonmills to the north of Edinburgh city centre.
The current sales success – which includes two first-phase blocks sold out with only one colony property remaining – is particularly notable considering the challenging sales environment imposed by the coronavirus lockdown.
Charlotte Swanson, Artisan’s Regional Development Manager, believes prices will increase even more following increasing consumer interest post-lockdown. “Canonmills Garden is fast becoming a desired destination for post-lockdown living – meaning that now is the perfect time to buy a new home before as values increase even further,” she says.
“The secret behind Canonmills Garden recent success can, perhaps, be explained by the latest consumer research revealing how the lockdown experience is changing home-buying habits. Not surprisingly personal outdoor space, broadband strength, natural light and access to private workspace are now the dominant purchasing factors. Proximity to local parks and green space and energy efficiency also score highly.
“Canonmills Garden ticks all these boxes – and with plenty to spare. Generous and airy internal dimensions combine with large balconies and terraces overlooking private gardens and the Water of Leith, all underpinned with the latest in smart design and energy efficient technology.”
Artisan is best known in Scotland for large-scale city regeneration projects like New Waverley, which is currently transforming Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. The developer is applying the same values, resource and philosophy to its residential developments which is quickly setting it apart from other major homebuilders in Scotland.
“Straight away you can see that Artisan is not your typical house-builder,” continues Charlotte. “The specification of Canonmills Garden is amongst the highest in Scotland, with premium Kitchens International kitchens and Victor Paris bathrooms throughout. Savvy buyers are getting tremendous value for money in a much sought-after corner of the city.”
New showhome launch
Homebuyers will be able to get a clearer sense of Canonmills Garden living experience with the opening of the new show home and marketing suite on August 27 – a sure-fire sign to show the world that things are on the road back to normality in the housing market.
The new showhome has been designed by Scottish interior designer Carol Yates, with post-lockdown living very much in mind.
The experience of the last few months, says Carol, has made us all revaluate what we want from our living space and access to the outdoors. “If lockdown has shown us anything, it has been the importance to all of us of simply ‘being at home’.
“Having access to a lovely outside space is key and the large balconies and terraces overlooking the gardens - which are all accessible by all residents - offer a wonderful sense of tranquillity whilst being on the edge of a vibrant city centre lifestyle.
“Inside, the generous room dimensions provide lots of light and airy spaces which is a perfect canvas for a Scandinavian-inspired design.
“The shape of the rooms maximises light and space through large windows, open plan living, dining and eating spaces all connected seamlessly.”
Carol adds: “Scandic influences are very popular right now, with light airy living combined with natural finishes and soft colour interiors. Think natural wood, wool and textures in soft furnishings, combined with white features alongside pale greys.
"There’s been a huge amount of interest in the show home so far, so an online booking system is now operating to allow tours to be carried out safely and in a controlled environment. To book an exclusive VIP tour of the new show home, go to canonmillsgarden.simplybook.it/v2/
- A range of apartments – including the new Sophora homes’ phase – are now available at Canonmills Garden with prices starting at £335,000. For more information, visit www.canonmillsgarden.com