Report Optimistic Pricing In Edinburgh in Scotland Posted March 18, 2013 Here’s a flat which has been horrendously butchered internally. How on earth do people get planning permission for this kind of thing? 40 (2F1) Gillespie Crescent However, the fact that it supposedly has five ‘bedrooms’ hasn’t washed with the surveyor on this occasion, as the asking price is OO £265,000, or £2,230 per square metre, which is quite reasonable for the area. It looks like the Gillespie Crescent flat sold for £277K. Let’s hope the new owner has knocked down some plasterboard walls and returned it to its proper layout, although they’ve probably just shoved six students into it instead and are raking in £1,500 per month rent. (The link no longer works, but if I remember rightly, this was one of those flats in which internal walls had been put in to divide large double bedrooms up into two long, narrow ones.) That flat previously sold for £345K in Oct 2007 – ouch!