Fancy a step back in time? Have a look at this time capsule terraced house in Newington, Edinburgh.
But you will have to work fast. There are just a couple of days left to host your interest in this one. After which, the highest bidder will get to do as they wish with it. I suspect for many, a complete refurbishment.
For me, I would like to see some of its past life retained. Admittedly, this is going to need some work. And ‘some’ might be a considerable understatement. But work of some level will be required to make this a house for residing in.
It will be worth it too. The agent has this down as ‘one of the most prestigious areas of Edinburgh’ and with a house of this size, you know the value will just go up and up with some renovation work.
It dates from the turn of the 20th century. I’m not sure how near to the turn, but likely the first 20 years of that decade. And amazingly, very little has changed since.
Well, someone decided to change some lights and perhaps a fire in the 1950s. But that’s about it. So originality abounds and if you are one for period details, there should be a few to save here.
Windows, internal and external doors, plasterwork, kitchen, some wallpaper, stained glass, the staircase and probably the bathroom. Of course, some of those aren’t worth saving and you need this to be a functional, modern-era living space rather than a museum. But there is so much potential here.
A good amount of space too – and more if you need it, which I will explain in a moment. But first, let’s look at the layout of the house.
That is made up of a large hallway, a bright lounge thanks to the substantial bay window (not also the cornicing in there), a dining room with garden access, the barely-touched kitchen and utility.
Head up the staircase and you’ll find four double bedrooms, as well as a bathroom with skylight, WC and a maid’s room. Yes, it was that era.
In terms of external space, there is a good-sized back garden with shed, much of which is laid to lawn. As for that extra space, there are two garages, but they are available by separate negotiation. But as a guide, you are looking at something like £35k each.
As for the price of the house, that’s offers over £585,000. But don’t hang about as the offers close in a couple of days.
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