Exclusive Look Inside One of Edinburgh’s Most Iconic Buildings - The Scotsman

Exclusive Look Inside The Amazing Transformation of One of Edinburgh’s most Iconic Buildings into Luxury Apartments

With its majestic character and architectural heritage, The Playfair at Donaldson’s is recognised as one of the most important and iconic landmark buildings in Edinburgh.

Situated just moments from Haymarket station, the former college is set amidst 18 acres of elegant grounds and is dominated by the central Playfair building: a stunning quadrangular building built in the 1840s and designed in the style of an Elizabethan palace.

Award winning heritage developer City & Country has sensitively restored this majestic A-listed building, converting it into a range of outstanding apartments and dramatic communal spaces, designed to provide fantastic panoramic views across Edinburgh, the Pentland Hills, the sweeping lawns and the attractive internal courtyard.

After three-year restoration, the Playfair now offers beautifully restored apartments in a wide variety of sizes, from studios to three-bedroom residences.

Apartments marry the best of the old and new, with a mix of original features such as large historic windows, fireplaces and cornices, alongside a contemporary specification of sleek handle-less kitchens combined with luxurious bathrooms that have all the amenities expected of high-quality modern living.

The clever use of space makes best use of the historic fabric, creating many unique living spaces and ranging from studios, mezzanine apartments, split-level, loft and penthouse accommodation.

The contemporary design of the apartments provides a striking contrast to the building’s exterior and living spaces have been stylishly designed to be practical and functional for modern life.

Residents are afforded exclusive access to The Playfair’s concierge service and several communal spaces, including the boutique Club Room and Chapel Room, as well as the internal courtyard. There is also secure underground parking and a total od 16 acres of parkland to enjoy.

With prices ranging from £275,000 – £1,500,000 you can find more details of this amazing development at the City & Country website.

Combining old and new

Purchasers at The Playfair can enjoy a rare combination of minimalist design and period elegance, thanks to a new partnership with Scandinavian interior design company BoConcept, who can provide a personalised interior styling service.

Buyers will receive ‘welcome packs’ comprising £250 designed vouchers to spend at the Edinburgh store, a bespoke interior design and spatial planning service, complementary styling visit and 3D visualisation of any furnished room, as well as delivery and installation of any products purchases through them.