New townhouses launched in Leith

HOUSEBUILDER CALA Homes (East) is introducing a new ‘reimagining’ of the city townhouse at a Leith development.

The Brae is being launched at the Waterfront Plaza site. Said to be designed with city professionals, growing families and downsizers in mind, the layout can be adapted to cater for different needs.

With the first two of these three bedroom townhouses available for reservation, priced at £495,000 and £500,000 respectively, CALA said it also plans to launch a townhouse showhome in late summer/early autumn, which will initially be able to be viewed virtually until it is deemed safe to host private appointments.

At the start of the lockdown period, CALA launched its Remote Reservations service, which allows buyers to secure their new home online, with the fee fully refundable.

Philip Hogg, sales and marketing director with CALA Homes (East) said, “There is a real community building at Waterfront Plaza – and that is owing in part to the brilliant range of apartments and homes, attracting a diverse range of buyers. We’ve already seen the sell-out success of the colony apartments and duplexes – a style of home intrinsic to Edinburgh.

“These townhouses are again so familiar to the city. Yet our design teams have been able to build on everything we love with traditional townhouses; that sense of height, large windows and grand hallways – with modern twists throughout including a first floor private terrace to reflect how we live now.”

On the ground floor, a family room the breadth of the property offers a range of potential uses, while a third bedroom could be repurposed into a home office. Upstairs a formal lounge with two Juliet balconies is just a few steps from an open-plan kitchen and dining area. The top floor is reserved for two en suite bedrooms, one offering a bath and the other a shower.

Ewan McIntyre, MD with EMA Architecture and Design, who designed the homes in partnership with CALA’s in-house teams, said, “It’s a real privilege to be able to work with CALA on a site as special as this. CALA’s particular approach has enabled us to design a broad range of high quality and innovative family homes for the site, including these townhouses. The opportunity to design homes for families to live in a waterside setting in Edinburgh is very rare and we’re proud of what we’ve been able to achieve here.”