AN artistic and sensitively extended three-bedroomed home spanning the ground floor level of a Victorian townhouse in the Portobello area of Edinburgh, offers eclectic living spaces pairing modern finishes and retained period detail, with artfully landscaped private gardens and access to Portobello’s renowned beach and promenade, while the city’s cultural and culinary hotspots can be reached in 15 minutes by car or train from nearby Brunstane station.

Situated on Morton Street which benefits from sea views, the blonde sandstone house is set back from the road by a walled garden – the gardens form an integral part of this home’s overall experience, be it an elevated deck, imaginative planting of seasonal flowers and grasses, paths, or raised beds for self-sufficient growing.

The Herald:

Inside, an L-shaped entrance hall leads to a large, front-facing bay-windowed studio room/third bedroom with polished plaster wall finishes, multifuel Moreso stove and built-in storage, while the bathroom features reclaimed fixtures and fittings and exposed copper pipework.

The Herald:

The flat has two bedrooms (one with an external door to the rear garden; the other with a fireplace and wall of bespoke fitted storage), and an attractive living room (with focal fireplace/Moreso stove) which continues through – lit from above by deep skylights – into an open-plan 21ft kitchen/diner with ceiling beams and a fixed dining bench, while a triple-glazed wall/door opens out onto the raised rear deck and garden beyond.

The interior, reconfigured and extended by sustainability accredited architect and Passivhaus designer Calum Duncan, also includes a quirky, walk-in library and cloakroom off the hallway.

The Herald:

Morton Road is in a highly sought-after residential area ideally positioned between the beach and Joppa Quarry Park. Historically a town, Portobello is a Conservation area characterised by Georgian and Victorian architecture and renowned for water sports - kayaking, rowing, and sailing clubs are all nearby, as is the Portobello Swim Centre on the promenade.

Built in 1898, it comprises swimming pools, gym, fitness studio, and Edinburgh’s only authentic and publicly available Turkish bath, one of three remaining in Scotland. There is also a golf course just five minutes’ drive from the property.

Offers in the region of £495,000 are invited by London-based estate agency, The Modern House.