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Time capsule apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland

Time capsule apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland
Time capsule apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland

This is a time capsule apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland. But not one where the interior matches the exterior.

Time capsule apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland
Time capsule apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland

 

Huge thanks to Susanne for spotting this one and sending it over. Yes, this is a second-floor corner flat in the heart of Stockbridge, one that has been formed from a period building in the area. But it doesn’t look to have been touched for some decades.

Time capsule apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland
Time capsule apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland

 

If your era is the 1960s, then you might well fall for it. Of course, the agent is pitching it as a renovation project and few could argue with that statement. It needs work. But how much work you do will depend on your love of a retro interior – or not.

Time capsule apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland
Time capsule apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland

 

Not everything works and if you look closely some work might well have been undertaken a few years later. But nothing for quite some time. Some of the finishes are rather bland and might need a lift. Bit certainly not the kitchen area.

Time capsule apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland
Time capsule apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland

 

The kitchen should be in a museum, from the cupboards through to the cooker. It’s the kind of throwback that you don’t see often. It really would be a shame to see it all go into a skip. Likewise, the workshop, which is something you don’t often see in a flat.

Time capsule apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland
Time capsule flat in Edinburgh, Scotland

 

Elsewhere, everything just has the air of a bygone era about it. That bold carpet, the furnishings, the bathroom and the light fittings. It all seems like a step back into the past.

Time capsule apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland
Time capsule flat in Edinburgh, Scotland

 

Obviously it’s not for everyone, but if you want quirky and retro, this one has your name all over it.

Time capsule apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland
Time capsule flat in Edinburgh, Scotland

 

Plenty of space here too. The flat is accessed from a communal stair (shared with one other property), with the front door leading into a reception hall with ‘intricate plaster mouldings’.

Time capsule apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland
Time capsule flat in Edinburgh, Scotland

 

From here to access the dual-aspect sitting room and three ‘spacious’ bedrooms, which look to the front, side and rear of the flat All share the family bathroom.

Time capsule apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland
Time capsule flat in Edinburgh, Scotland

 

To the rear of the flat are the south-facing dining kitchen and that workshop area I mentioned, which has access to some loft storage.

Time capsule apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland
Time capsule flat in Edinburgh, Scotland

 

Externally, to the front of the building, there are three under pavement cellars, with a terraced communal garden to the back of the building. Owners can also apply to access the St. Bernard’s Crescent Gardens and Dean Gardens.

Time capsule apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland
Time capsule flat in Edinburgh, Scotland

 

Offers over £620,000 if this one is for you.

Images and details courtesy of Savills. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

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