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PROJECT: Advocates Close, Edinburgh

LOCATION: 3 Advocates Close, High Street, Edinburgh

CLIENT: Private client  

STATUS: Completed on site 2012

DESCRIPTION: Refurbishment of historic flat in Edinburgh’s Old Town

Gilberts were commissioned in 2010 to design the refurbishment of this flat within a Category A listed building in the heart of the Old Town Conservation Area and Edinburgh World Heritage Site.

This small property was transformed into a luxury apartment featuring a roof terrace, barrel-vaulted kitchen, and a projecting bay window with views over Princes Street Gardens. The refurbishment included the retention of many of the original features, while creating a modern and comfortable interior. As part of the listed building consent a section of the original Jacobian decorated ceiling was exposed behind a glazed hatch in the master bedroom.

Gilberts Architects

Based in Edinburgh, Gilberts deliver Architecture projects throughout Scotland.