Stunning beachfront family house in a sought after town close to Edinburgh.
7B Brunstane Road North is a spectacular, unique family house in the highly sought after district of Portobello. Previously known as Hamilton Lodge, the property dates from 1840 and is one of only around 20 properties in Edinburgh that boasts a tower.
The house has been comprehensively refurbished to a fantastic specification by the current owners and provides spacious and flexible accommodation over three floors. The refurbishment comprised a full program of works, including a bespoke Mowlem kitchen, designer sanitary ware, lighting and an integrated entertainment system. Externally, heritage features were sympathetically restored; the building was re-pointed, re-roofed and new, sash and case doubled glazed windows were installed throughout. Internally, rooms were opened up to maximise living space; the house was also rewired, CAT 6 cabled and a new heating system was installed. Whilst there is a modern feel to the house, where possible period features have been retained and restored including original floor boards, fine cornicing and working shutters.
Of particular note is the ground floor living space which boasts a wonderful bay windowed sitting/dining room with multi fuel stove and the adjoining designer kitchen with double doors to the beach front garden. From both rooms there are spectacular views over Portobello beach and beyond to Fife and East Lothian. As expected in a kitchen of this quality, it is spacious and bright with a large island and breakfast bar, integrated Siemen's appliances, including double ovens, ceramic hob with down draft extractor and dishwasher. The kitchen units have been hand painted in Fired Earth Carbon Blue and are complemented by bright white Corian work tops. In addition, there is a practical utility space by the front door that houses the washing machine, tumble dryer and wine fridge.
The first floor courtyard bedroom is currently configured as a home office and library. However this area could easily be switched back into a fourth bedroom should additional sleeping accommodation be required (subject to gaining the relevant consents and warrants). The master bedroom is to the beach side of the house and benefits from high ceilings and views over the Firth of Forth. Fun is included in the form of a secret door that opens to the Jack and Jill shower room with marble effect tiles, large walk in shower and floating sink with storage drawers below. On the second floor there are two further generous bedrooms connected by a bathroom with feature roll top bath, rainfall shower and twin sinks.
A particular feature of the property is the tower room, accessed from the second floor landing. Providing wonderful, panoramic views of the East Lothian and Fife coasts, surrounding roof tops and Arthurs Seat, the current owners use the tower as a music room. However, it would make a wonderful home office, studio or somewhere to simply watch the weather. With central heating, CAT 6 cabling and double glazing, the room can be used on a daily basis and as such will suit a variety of uses.
Externally, to the rear of the house is a freshly landscaped, enclosed garden with gate onto the promenade. The garden is laid to lawn with a path and patio which provides an outdoor entertaining space. To the front there is a shared driveway with two allocated car parking spaces. In addition, there is unrestricted parking on the road.
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One of the most eye catching houses on the Prom, 7B presents a rare opportunity of buy a family home with direct access to the beach and the local shops of vibrant Portobello. Following a comprehensive refurbishment, it is essentially a new house wrapped in a period cloak, but what really set it apart is the the tower room, its panoramic, 360 views will wow you every time you go up.Christopher Thomson