Lynsay Bell Architecture

Manor Place—

Client—

Square & Crescent

Site—

10-14 Manor Place, Edinburgh

Stage—

Complete

Project Details—

This project involves the conversion of three no. B Listed Georgian townhouses located in the west end of Edinburgh by architect Robert Brown. These grand classically detailed properties have been converted sensitively, with all original period details being restored and refurbished as well as original features such as fireplaces being tastefully re-instated. 

The basement apartments include contemporary extensions to the rear constructed in zinc, glass and ashlar stonework, which have been slotted into the existing stone and slate outshots. The basements benefit from rear gardens and adjacent car parking. 

The 11 apartments have been finished to the very highest specification including fittings from Duravit, Hansgrohe, Oak Herringbone flooring and luxury Bulthaup kitchens. The internal layouts have been carefully designed to include generous open plan living, kitchen and dining areas which suit modern day living.

In September 2016 this development was awarded 'Best Apartment' by the Herald Property Awards.

Architect’s insight—

While the three townhouses were in a sad state of repair when purchased by Square and Crescent, they included stunning plasterwork throughout. This was an incredible transformation and the finished product has provided extremely elegant yet contemporary apartments. The craftsmanship that has gone into this conservation project has been incredible, particularly the stunning plasterwork to the cornicing in the ground floor apartments.