7 bedroom house for saleCalton Hill, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH7
Under Offer £1,795,000
- 6 - 7 bedrooms
- 4 reception rooms
- 5 bathrooms
- Secondary accommodation
Rock House is a spectacular family home in a fabulous city centre location. The current owners have managed to create a 21st-century home that is sympathetic with the original period of the house. Built in the 1750s, it is reputed to be one of the oldest houses in Edinburgh's New Town. EPC Rating: E.
It came to worldwide fame as the home of David Octavius Hill, the artist and pioneering photographer who, in 1843 together with Robert Adamson, developed the calotype process at Rock House.
Interior designer Jonathan Reed took on the project of Rock House with great enthusiasm and passion, resulting in a unique, landmark property that has been beautifully decorated. This is a wonderful home offering flexible living space as well as secondary accommodation in the photographer's studio.
The primary living space is on the ground floor, with the open plan kitchen/dining room and the drawing room which has double doors leading through to the less formal snug. Adjacent to the kitchen is a hall giving access to the garden, a shower room, utility room and office.
On the first floor, the master bedroom is a charming room with great character. There are two further bedrooms on this floor, a bathroom and a shower room.
The garden level, which could function as a separate flat, consists of an open plan kitchen/living space, two double bedrooms and a bathroom.
The studio is wonderfully characterful and consists of a double bedroom and shower room on the ground floor. On the first floor, the living space is a hexagonal room which combines sitting and dining space with built-in kitchen appliances.
To the front of the house and the studio is a large terrace with an ornamental, raised pond. To the rear is a large garden with the monuments of Calton Hill as a back drop.
The property is located in the famous, historic cobbled street that forms part of the landmark that is Calton Hill. The hill includes several iconic monuments and buildings including the National Monument, Nelson's Monument, the Dugald Stewart Monument, the Robert Burns Monument, the Political Martyrs' Monument and the City Observatory. As well as the historic element, the property is very conveniently located in the heart of Edinburgh's vibrant city centre, with its extensive range of amenities that include local shopping, bars and restaurants. The house is equally well placed for the financial, legal and academic districts of the city and the general area is served with a wide choice of transport links to Edinburgh International Airport, including the Edinburgh Tram Line, with Waverley train station only a short walk away.
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