This elegantly proportioned apartment had instant appeal. On the top floor of an elegant Georgian building in Edinburgh, it had views across the city centre rooftops.
Its new owners tackled each room of the apartment in turn, starting with the living room before moving on to the kitchen where the walls the ceiling had to be repaired. When the old lino was removed, the original flagstones were discovered underneath and have been restored.
Most of the flats’s original shutters were still intact around the elegant sash windows, but Grant was able to repair or replace the rest. In the kitchen, a comfortable window seat with a stunning city view puts the perfect finishing touch to this very elegant restoration.
Owner: Grant Brooks, a property renovator, and his wife Rebecca, managing director of a tour operator, live here with their cockapoo, Alfie
Property: A Grade B-listed Georgian top-floor apartment in Edinburgh, built between 1820 and 1830
Essential repairs: The couple have restored original flagstones, floorboards and shutters, removed Artex, rerouted gas pipes and updated electric wiring. They have refitted the kitchen, bathroom and cloakroom, opened up the living room fireplace to reveal its original Georgian proportions, and repaired and skimmed plasterwork to walls and ceilings
Layout: There are three bedrooms, one of which is now used as a dedicated dressing room, plus a kitchen-diner, living room and entrance hall