Under Offer – This stylish, two-bedroom, first-floor apartment is part of the exclusive Academy Lofts development by Sundial Properties, a contemporary conversion of the monumental, B-listed, former Leith Academy (1930-31). The high-specification home is brought to market in true move-in condition, offering sociable open-plan living, a bespoke kitchen, two bathrooms, and private allocated parking. Furthermore, it has a sought-after setting directly beside the open parkland of Leith Links within the Leith conservation area, close to thriving amenities and transport links, including the upcoming tram line through the city centre to Edinburgh Airport.
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The apartment has a secure entry system that leads to a communal hallway, brimming with architectural flourishes. A shared stairway heads up to the first-floor apartment, where the home’s front door opens into a reception hall with two convenient cupboards. The hall offers a tantalising glimpse of the attractive interiors to follow, defined by modern decoration and an oak floor that flows throughout the majority of the home. In the open-plan kitchen, living and dining room, white décor is lovingly paired with an exposed brick accent wall, creating a contemporary environment that is easy to style. Here, there is generous floorspace for both comfy lounge furniture and a dining table and chairs; plus, there are twin sash windows which flood the entire room in natural light.
The kitchen itself is neatly arranged along two walls, enjoying a bespoke Italian design with sleek handle-less cabinets and downlit worktops. The streamlined look is further enhanced by integrated Siemens appliances (induction hob, extractor hood, oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine).
Located to the front and to the southeast rear, respectively, the principal and second bedrooms are both well-proportioned doubles that are bright and airy. The two rooms echo the aesthetic of one another, with neutral palettes and tasteful accent walls – the principal bedroom featuring chic wood panelling. Both rooms are also supplemented by built-in wardrobes, whilst the principal bedroom further benefits from a high-spec en-suite shower room with Villeroy and Boch fittings. It is comprised of a wallhung washbasin, a hidden-cistern toilet, a towel radiator, an oversized mirror, and a step-in rainfall shower. A threepiece family bathroom has a matching style and fixtures and fittings as the en-suite, including an overhead rainfall shower. Gas central heating ensures year-round comfort, alongside traditional sash-and-case windows to the front and doubleglazed windows to the rear.
Externally, the development has a beautiful communal garden with a long artificial lawn and decked areas for relaxing, socialising, and dining in the sun. In addition, the vast public greens of Leith Links are just a stone’s throw away for further outdoor activities.
Secure, private allocated parking is also provided – a handy feature in the capital.
Leith Links, Edinburgh
Situated approximately two miles northeast of the city centre, the area of Leith Links forms part of Edinburgh’s increasingly popular Leith district, which recently featured on The Times’ list of ‘Coolest places to live in Britain’. The Port of Leith, with its proud identity and sense of community, boasts a fascinating heritage, with many of the old bonded-warehouses and grand merchant buildings having been given a new lease of life as part of a comprehensive regeneration project. Residents enjoy the open green spaces of Leith Links and Claremont Park right on their doorstep. These are home to children’s play areas, football pitches, tennis courts, a cricket pavilion, and a community croft.
Meanwhile, the services and amenities around Great Junction Street and Leith Walk are minutes’ walk away, and just around the corner is The Shore: a cosmopolitan hotspot of artisan cafés, trendy bars, traditional pubs, and awardwinning restaurants. More extensive shopping is available at Ocean Terminal shopping centre, which accommodates a cinema complex, a 24-hour gym and over fifty high-street stores. Primary and secondary schooling is provided locally and the area benefits from fantastic public transport links travelling across the city and beyond, as well as swift and easy access to the A1 and Edinburgh City Bypass. In addition, a tram link is currently under construction along Constitution Street, which will provide the area with a direct commute through the city centre to Edinburgh International Airport once complete.