Office to residential trend continues with Edinburgh townhouse conversion
March 29 2017
The work will see the space remodeled internally to form 10 apartments by repositioning doorways and partition walls together with the installation of new dormer windows, parking bays and a basement rear extension.
This will serve to restore the original layout as far as possible, enhancing retained cornicing and full-height windows, by embracing an open-plan design.
Outlining the rationale behind their rear extension the architects observed: “With historical precedent for rear extensions around the square, to the rear of the proposed basement flat, a small, understated extension is proposed within a secure garden area, fully enclosed by a new timber and steel fence/sliding gate. The extension significantly improves the interior quality of the flat by extending the footprint to create a bright, open plan living space.”
New dormers are intended to follow the rhythm of neighbouring facades and will be finished in lead and slate with a contemporary feel.
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