Liberton Barns, Edinburgh—

Client—

Glencairn Properties

Site—

Liberton, Edinburgh

Stage—

Construction

Project Details—

This exclusive development of three luxurious townhouses is located in a beautiful secluded location at Liberton Brae overlooking the Royal Observatory and Liberton Tower in Edinburgh’s sought-after south side area. The development of these innovative four-bedroom, two storey townhouse properties for developers Glencairn Properties will be located on a unique site, which currently consists of a derelict open agricultural barn within a collection of previously converted steading buildings. Adjacent to a notable B-listed 19th century farmhouse, this prime location enjoys expansive and open westerly views over the Hermitage to Blackford Hill.

The internal design of the townhouses is highly contemporary and innovative, focused around a central fully glazed external void courtyard, which cuts through the roof and down through both floors of the properties. Natural light and ventilation will permeate the core of the building.

On entering the building at ground level, there is a covered entrance hallway, which leads past the glazed internal courtyard to the staircase, which takes you up to the first floor open plan living area above. Two double bedrooms open onto the courtyard at ground floor with a further two bedrooms located to the rear of the property. There is also a smaller private bedroom courtyard with framed views through the stone wall across the fields to the West.

The first floor level showcases the living and dining area’s expansive open views perfectly with an impressive vaulted ceiling and floor to ceiling glazing opening onto a large external partially covered private terrace with frameless glass balustrades. The terrace will benefit from the sun during the day whilst providing a sheltered area to dine in the evening.

Architect’s insight—

We are extremely proud of this development and grateful for the opportunity to work with Glencairn Properties on such an innovative site. This is a truly outstanding development, of which there is no comparison in Edinburgh. The location and design of the townhouses sets it apart.  Its a location that feels rural yet the properties benefit from a highly contemporary design. You’re minutes from the Pentlands, can access the Hermitage and benefit from unparalleled views across the iconic Edinburgh skyline. The development will really come alive in the early evening with the glow of light from the internal spaces through the ‘hit & miss’ timber cladding, and with the backdrop of the observatory and Liberton Tower in the low level evening sun, it’s going to be spectacular