Property PR photography, The Crescent home office view, CALA Homes (East).

Is this the home office with the ultimate view?

The Crescent at Donaldson's Press releases

Is this the home office with the ultimate view?

The Crescent at Donaldson's Press releases

Edinburgh development offers the perfect WFH environment

Property PR photography, The Crescent. CALA Homes (East).

A CELEBRATED city centre property development could lay claim to the ultimate home office space, with a view of an iconic estate within the capital’s World Heritage site.

Edinburgh’s The Crescent, designed by one of Scotland’s most established architects, Richard Murphy OBE, features raised level crow’s nest home offices to the front of many of their homes – a bold design that complements the global transition to flexible working demands.

The glass-fronted development is on the grounds of the city’s renowned Donaldson’s estate with home offices looking directly out to the original 1800’s A listed Playfair Building.

Overlooking the landscaped gardens and manicured lawns of the 18-acre private estate, the views are completed with a final backdrop of the Pentland Hills in the distance.

Now, with more than 50% of the development sold, buyers are already benefiting from the ingenuity of the home office space, made even more invaluable given the change in priorities since the pandemic started just one year ago and many professionals expected to adopt a longer term flexible working structure when offices reopen.

Philip Hogg, Sales and Marketing Director with CALA Homes (East) said: “For our penthouses, duplexes and many two-bedroom apartments, these flexible office spaces are a stand out feature.

“Many are made possible by the amazing double height living spaces resulting from a complex inner storey design and structure. On a separate mezzanine level, they overlook the main living area and the stunning views across the estate to the front, and are often located above large extra storage spaces.

“We knew that lots of buyers would require a home office as more and more professionals were working flexibly even prior to March last year, to some extent. Clearly, we couldn’t have foreseen just how vital it would become, but long-term it’s clear that a great number more of us will work flexibly after the pandemic than before.

“These spaces really do give you everything you could want for working from home: a jaw-dropping view, a dedicated area away from your living areas and all the required practicalities too.

“The mezzanine space would also make a perfect games hub, or separate snug for reading for example, depending on the needs of the buyer.”

Property PR photography, The Crescent home office view, CALA Homes (East).

As well as award-winning design and finishes – and the dramatic view – the space benefits from access to ultrafast fibre connections into the home, available through Virgin, as well as dedicated low-energy spotlighting, sockets and a phone connection.

Both the show apartments, a three-bed duplex and two-bed apartment, feature the stand-out offices and – as with all CALA developments – are available to view by appointment daily, with distancing and hygiene measures in place to ensure the safety of all concerned.

While The Crescent is located just minutes from Haymarket station, a mile from Princes Street and less than six miles from Edinburgh Airport, its green surroundings make it feel like a secluded haven in the city.

Buyers also benefit from easy access to the Water of Leith walkway for walking, running, and cycling.

With prices from £519,000 to £1,750,000, The Crescent has a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, duplexes and penthouses available. Its wide collection of homes suits a range of buyers, from those looking to downsize to couples and professionals searching for outdoor space in the centre of the city.

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