Focus: Luxury urban apartments

Focus: Luxury urban apartments
Focus: Luxury urban apartments

CITY buyers looking to acquire a home that mixes character and substance with unabated luxury need look no further than the two shown here, newly on the market in Edinburgh and Glasgow, that take wow factor off the scale…


THE Shore area of Leith in Edinburgh is home to a B-listed converted whisky bond warehouse, where Loft 15 occupies the prime penthouse position over two levels with its own private roof garden providing spectacular views of Arthur’s Seat.
Accessed by a lift, the accommodation incorporates numerous original character features, including exposed beams, steel pillars and wood flooring. Combined with full-height windows and contemporary fixtures and fittings, the predominantly open-plan, south-facing interior is filled with light, giving it a magical quality enhanced by access to the landscaped roof garden.
The 32ft main space serves as both a living and dining room – and still has space to incorporate a guest bedroom area. This level also houses a superb slate-clad wet room.

A spiral staircase gives access into the master bedroom, an awesome triple-aspect setting with full-height windows and glass doors opening on two sides to the decked roof garden, which has abundant space for dining and sun-bathing in complete privacy.
Completed in 1999 as part of the Leith Lofts development, Loft 15 has allocated parking, bike storage and is only a short walk from Leith’s cosmopolitan cafés, gastro-pubs and waterfront. Knight Frank’s Edinburgh office invites offers over £335,000.


SITUATED on the top floor of a red sandstone tenement flat in Wilson Street, in the North Kelvinside area of Glasgow, is a home that has been so impeccably refurbished viewers may be rendered speechless while they take in the oak flooring, architectural details and chandeliers in the reception hall.
Traditional tenements are renowned for having large rooms with high ceilings and ornate plasterwork – features this three bedroomed home enhances with its neutral Farrow & Ball paint choices and decorative finishes. Being on the top floor also provides outstanding views – at the front across to the Campsie hills, while the rear-facing kitchen has a panoramic city vista.

The two reception rooms are connected by sliding doors that, when opened, provide a huge space for entertaining – both rooms also have feature fireplaces. The kitchen is fitted with bespoke units, granite work surfaces, integrated appliances and a central island with inset wine racks and induction hob – there is also an adjoining utility room. The flat’s three bedrooms are all spacious, beautifully presented and retain their original period fireplaces – the principal bedroom has a dressing room and contemporary en-suite shower room. Completing the layout is a main bathroom with tiled floor and walls and a rain-style shower and glass screen over the bath.

Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, the flat has street parking, security entry system and landscaped communal gardens at the rear. Offers over £325,000 are invited by Aberdein Considine’s West End office in Byres Road.

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