We conducted major structural works to achieve this full renovation of a Grade A listed apartment in Edinburgh's Annandale Street. The client wanted to create an open-plan kitchen, dining and living space. Open-plan layouts have become quite the trend—not only because they are super functional, but because they make once-small areas appear larger and more inviting. The initial designs were formed by Staran Architects.
This project was a serious undertaking for this modest ground floor flat. We removed two load-bearing walls and fitted a steel framework to support the four floors above. Bringing individual spaces together enabled us to conduct a full re-wire of the apartment and install top-of-the-range underfloor heating. All sash-and-case windows were replaced; one set was removed to make way for French doors. New oak doors, architraves and skirting boards were fitted along with associated ironmongery. The chimney was re-lined and a new wood-burning stove installed—adding warmth to the space. The three spaces are united by the traditional herringbone parquet flooring and soft grey palette.
The new linked living spaces benefit from lovely views of the apartment's decking and garden.