Browsing Tag

garden room



24th March 2016

“We wanted to be in the New Town, and particularly this end of the New Town close to Broughton Street, and we wanted to have a garden for the kids and a bit more space for us,” says Anna Brocklehurst as she recalls her wish-list when property hunting in Edinburgh with husband Richard in the summer of 2013. The couple and their two young sons, Max and Freddie – since joined by 6-week-old Arthur – had been living in a flat in the city’s Bonnington area after moving north from London five years ago. Anna had studied in Edinburgh and also has family here, so she had a good feel for locations.

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31st March 2014

When you’ve been writing about property for a few years, chances are you’ll see houses or flats coming back onto the market that you’ve already featured, and it’s always interesting to see how different owners have interpreted a space in their own way. Sometimes they’ve made dramatic changes, and sometimes, as with this ground and garden level property at 43 Coates Gardens in Edinburgh’s West End, the original space was so striking and beautifully designed that there was no need to change a thing. Continue Reading…



9th October 2013

Arriving outside this detached house in Eskbank in Midlothian in Scotland, there is literally no indication of the exciting, geometric, light-drenched space that waits at the rear of the property. The house was built thirteen years ago as part of a small development, and occupies a corner site with woodland along its southern boundary. Due to the way the property is positioned on the plot there are two large gardens, but the existing house felt disconnected from both. There was simply no indoor-outdoor flow. Continue Reading…