Unique Duplex Within Refurbished Landmark Launched to Market

by Catriona Quinn

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

CALA Homes launches at Gullane’s Henderson House


Henderson House, Marine Rise, Gullane. CALA Homes East. Property PR Edinburgh

A TWO-STOREY “home within a home” has been launched by a developer within one of East Lothian’s most iconic buildings.

As part of the sensitive refurbishment of Gullane’s Henderson House by CALA Homes (East), plot 109 is a three-bedroom home unlike anything else currently available at the firm’s wider Marine Rise development.

On the market for £565,000, the home has the feel and finish of a top-quality standalone new build home – paired with the three and a half metre ground floor ceilings and period features of the grand building, built in 1899 as the landmark The Marine Hotel.

The 1,758 sq. ft. home benefits from its own front door and private garden, further heightening the feeling of privacy.

It also features a separate kitchen and utility room, as well as both a dining and living room. Upstairs, you will find a family bathroom, two large double bedrooms (one with en suite) along with a master bedroom that features both a dressing room and en suite.

Philip Hogg, Sales and Marketing Director with CALA Homes (East), said: “It is no exaggeration to say that this home plays tricks on the mind.

“On entrance, you feel as if you are walking into a ground floor garden flat. Yet when you are inside, you could easily be standing within one of our new-build homes.

“You also really do have the best of both worlds – with the character and ceiling heights you’d typically see in a grand Edinburgh or Glasgow townhouse and the low-maintenance living of a brand-new home.”

As one of four duplexes within the 21 apartments at Henderson House, plot 109 is located next to 110, which has been made into a view-home, allowing buyers to see a similar, fully furnished home and envisage life in a duplex.

The bespoke apartments inside the historic building feature a range of unique layouts, including duplexes and main entrances, paired with features such as large bay windows, well-equipped kitchens, flexible living spaces and private gardens and balconies on selected plots.

Philip added: “Henderson House is a truly special piece of local history and we’re delighted to have completed its refurbishment.

“Its significance as a town landmark has been very important for us throughout the project– we wanted to restore and modernise without losing its charm and character.”

Built in 1899, Henderson House was originally a seaside hotel for visitors to Gullane, before acting as the headquarters for the Polish army during the Second World War. More recently, it was the main training centre for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Today, Henderson House stands as part of CALA Homes’ (East) Marine Rise development. With prices starting at £299,000, the development offers a wide range of spacious one, two and three-bedroom apartments and three, four and five-bedroom houses – all of which come with 10-year warranty cover from the National House Building Council (NHBC).

The area is known for its award-winning beaches and world-famous Championship golf courses along the ‘Golf Coast Road’, and is the ideal location for those seeking a slower pace of life while being in commuting distance of the hustle and bustle of the capital.

Apartments at Henderson House are available to view now, with showhomes and show apartments at Marine Rise open daily from 11am until 5.30pm.

For more information on Henderson House and Marine Rise, please visit: https://www.cala.co.uk/homes-for-sale/east-of-scotland/marine-rise


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