Townhouses set for rare Portobello gap site
March 15 2023
One of the last remaining gap sites in Portobello, Edinburgh, has been earmarked for two semi-detached townhouses.
Land at 25 Argyle Crescent has previously been subject to two consents (now lapsed) for terraced houses the latest proposal carries forward the residential use.
Set in a suburban area next to a B-listed villa in a conservation area the plans call for two three storey properties of a uniform contemporary design.
In a planning statement LBA wrote: “Whilst the scheme is of a more contemporary style to the surrounding properties, it will be beautifully crafted and detailed, creating an exemplar and outstanding piece of architecture in this area of the city. Furthermore, it will follow the proportions of the adjacent properties and the chosen materials compliment those of the conservation area, creating a contemporary take on the traditional architecture.”
Large modern bay windows draw northerly light with facades employing a mix of buff brick, off white render and a grey standing seam metal roof.
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