Colorado Group

Seton Place



Seton Place is in Edinburgh’s exclusive Grange district. The house is a fine example of a substantial Edinburgh period home constructed in stone and with many traditional features, but in need of extensive up-grade and repair. The building is Grade B Listed and so the challenge was to work with the design team and client to realise a home that would retain the many original period features but that would provide modern comfortable living upon completion.

Following careful demolition and downtaking, a large 2 story extension was constructed in the footprint of an old adjoined outhouse, with the existing sandstone walls supported and retained. A key challenge was in dealing with the existing roof layout abutting an adjoining property and making the connection to the new extension required detailed on-site adjustment to tie-in the new with the existing in a seamless and sympathetic fashion.

The project involved opening up the rear of the Listed building over two floors and into the roof-space, to create a wide-open feel with light capture into the central core of the house. This involved extensive structural alterations and re-alignment of floor and ceiling levels.
The new extension provides an extensive modern kitchen living area opening onto the garden-grounds and includes bespoke glazed patio doors and screens, under-floor heating and high specification services, fixtures and fittings. The upper level includes a new master-bedroom, bathroom and study area opening onto the mid-landing of the existing house. The overall project blended the existing period room features, brought back to life though careful restoration, with the living requirements of a modern home. The finishes incorporate, sanded floors, oak flooring and stairs, fully refurbished existing sash and casement windows, new bathrooms and restored fireplaces and cornices. Externally new stone work has been constructed to blend in with the existing walls and the roof construction is a blend of traditional slate and new zinc with modern flat-roof materials and finishes.