Great King Street Project

Great King Street 27, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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A rare opportunity to acquire a drawing room apartment in Edinburgh's New Town filled with period detail and charm, now requiring complete modernisation.

The History

3-43 Great King Street makes up one quarter of the four near-identical palace blocks of the Second New Town's central avenue; a significant part of one of the most important and best preserved examples of urban planning in Britain. Great King Street feued by the Heriot Trust, was part of the first extension of the New Town planned by Reid and Sibbald. It was advertised to feu in 1810; some feus had been taken by 1812. Building started in 1817. Sir William Hamilton spent his last years at No 16; Sir William Allan RA lived at No 72; William Henry Playfair lived at No 63; Rev Edward Irving lived at No 60.

The Space

27 1F Great King Street is a charming first floor flat located in the heart of the New Town and presents a fantastic opportunity to create a wonderful drawing room apartment. The property has generous proportions and offers spacious accommodation while benefiting from an abundance of natural light with both north and south facing aspects. Currently configured as a three bedroom apartment it would serve equally well as a one bedroom or two bedroom, depending on requirements. There are numerous period features including two stunning fireplaces, ornate cornice and ceiling roses.


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