Despite many reincarnations and latterly much neglect, the essential character of this historic, 17th-century town house in Leith remains intact. This includes external walls with doors and window openings, chimneys, crow stepped gables, the turnpike stair, structural beams, fireplaces and slop sinks.
In 2010, the practice acquired the site from The National Trust for Scotland. A great deal of concrete - internal partitions, floors, and filled-in fireplaces - had to be removed. Modern floors, suspended ceilings, modern doors and windows were replaced using materials and techniques suitable to a Category A listed building. It is now a family home with the family business on the ground floor, returning it, more or less, to its original use.
11 Waters Close
EDINBURGH EH6 6RB
Groves-Raines Architects Ltd
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