WhatThe, on 16 April 2012 - 08:52 AM, said:
In defence of the Scotland Street flat, you get 192 square metres for £610K, which works out at £3,167 per square metre – not bad for the New Town. It’s not really a dungeon, as that’s how those houses were built, and it has the full ceiling height throughout, although the amount of natural light you get at the front wouldn’t be great.
The Cumin Place thing, on the other hand, has just 97 square metres for £485K, which works out at £4,969 per square metre. I can’t help but wonder whether the selling agent has actually counted the outdoor decking area in the floor space! It is basically a crappy little single-storey garage into which a ‘developer’ under the influence of too much Beeny has tried to squeeze in something which could be called a home. Note that the ‘rooms’ on the ‘first floor’ only have Velux windows. Furthermore, it’s right up by the busy, noisy Grange Road. In my opinion, this one is far and away the worst-value property I’ve seen in Edinburgh. If it sells for anywhere near the asking price then I shall be convinced the world has gone stark staring bonkers and shall eat Krusty Allsops’s famous hat.