City & Country sets new record at the WhatHouse? Awards 2023
Three homes converted from the former chapel at The Playfair at Donaldson’s have been unveiled by City & Country.
The chapel is described as “one of the former college’s most dramatic and striking spaces”, dating back to the 1840’s, with original features including stained- glass windows.
Each chapel apartment features the windows, with one of the homes offering views off the landscaped gardens and parkland from a double-height vantage point.
This property also includes the chapel’s two historic turrets, which have been converted into living spaces. A large open plan kitchen also provides triple aspect views.
Other period features found in all three apartments include restored original panelling, shutters, and decorative ceiling details.
Last year 18 apartments described as being “among Edinburgh’s most sought after” were occupied with sales totalling £20 million.
Suzanne Aplin, Sales and Marketing director at City & Country, said: “The chapel is an incredible space and these new apartments are some of the most distinctive in Edinburgh. The beautiful, large stained-glass windows offer a real wow- factor to friends and family, but throughout the apartments many other unique features and living spaces can be found.
“With much of the restoration work already complete, purchasers can immediately benefit from other aspects of living at The Playfair., including its communal living areas, landscaped grounds and concierge service.”
“Internally, the apartments feature a contemporary, high – quality specification that compliments the restored period details. Living ion such a striking historic building, minutes from the city centre, is an incredibly rare opportunity.”
The Playfair is described as one of Edinburgh’s most iconic buildings. Built in the 1840’s in the style of an Elizabethan of sizes, from studio apartments to three-bedroom penthouses.
The chapel apartments are priced from £950,000 to £1.1m.