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HomeBedroom DesignLuke McClelland offers Georgian condominium in Leith a contemporary replace

Luke McClelland offers Georgian condominium in Leith a contemporary replace

Scottish architect Luke McClelland has remodeled a darkish and ill-conceived condominium in Edinburgh‘s port space of Leith right into a vivid and up to date residence.

The bottom flooring flat, which dates again to the early nineteenth century, had been rented out for greater than a decade earlier than being bought by its present proprietor.

Sage-coloured IKEA kitchen with terrazzo backsplash and oak counters in Leith apartment
The Leith condominium is outlined by its use of timber (high picture) and terrazzo (above)

In consequence, its interiors suffered from a convoluted structure, appreciable put on and tear, outdated amenities and several other degree modifications within the flooring, which sprung up because the basement of the Georgian constructing was transformed for residential use.

“There was a scarcity of connectivity between the first residing areas and a scarcity of sunshine within the poorly deliberate kitchen,” McClelland defined. “The property additionally wanted to be absolutely rewired and re-plumbed.”

Wooden dining table and chairs surrounded by plants on chevron-pattern parquet flooring in Edinburgh flat by Luke McClelland
The kitchen leads right into a eating room with white partitions and oak parquet flooring

Regardless of a restricted finances, McClelland discovered methods to brighten the condominium and enhance how its residing areas are linked collectively.

Important alterations have been made within the kitchen, the place the architect changed the outdated cabinets with modern off-the-shelf cupboards from IKEA.

Lounge with wooden dining table and grey rocking chair in front of portrait illustration in 19th-century Leith apartment
A portrait by a neighborhood artist is centred between two alcoves within the lounge

The muted sage-green hue of the cupboard fronts was chosen to enrich the gray terrazzo splashback, which options black, white and reddish flecks.

Pure gentle floods in by way of a reinstated window that was beforehand obstructed by the kitchen counter.

Oak wood panelled living room with parquet flooring and grey rocking chair next to portrait artwork from Leith apartment
Oak panelling runs beneath the home windows and alongside the chimney breast

A brand new doorway lined with oak offcuts from the kitchen worktops now leads into the eating space.

Like the remainder of the condominium, this area is completed with white-painted partitions and oak parquet flooring laid in a chevron sample.

In the lounge, McClelland put in oak-batten panelling beneath the window sills and throughout the chimney breast to interchange the unique surrounds, which a former tenant had torn down throughout your complete condominium save for the bed room.

The lounge additionally accommodates a charcoal gray couch alongside a geometrical flooring lamp and some prints, together with a putting portrait piece by a neighborhood artist.

Bedroom of Edinburgh apartment Luke McClelland with plain grey bread spread and wicker armchairs next to a low sidetable
The condominium’s unique panelling is retained within the bed room

The toilet was reconfigured in order that its curved wall turns into extra of a focus.

Earlier than the renovation works, the wall was partially blocked off by a storage unit, which has now been eliminated.

Bathroom of flat in Leith with curved terracotta-tiled wall and terrazzo backsplash
A curved wall takes prominence within the rest room

The partitions are coated in a combination of terracotta-coloured tiles and the identical terrazzo that seems within the kitchen.

A tall mirror above the sink emphasises the loftiness of the lavatory, which is the one area within the condominium that went unaffected by the basement conversion.

Freestanding sink with integrated cabinet in terracotta and terrazzo panelled bathroom designed by Luke McClelland
Surfaces are clad with terrazzo and terracotta-coloured tiles

Elsewhere in Edinburgh, Luke McClelland has beforehand revamped his own residence within the Comely Financial institution neighbourhood.

As a part of the venture, the architect carried out a variety of modifications to the ground plan, changing a disused pantry right into a bathe room and splitting the previous residing space into two bedrooms.

The images is by ZAC and ZAC


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