Housebuilder hits a high note in Edinburgh

Nicola Benedetti

CALA Homes (East) has unveiled the firm’s penthouse at The Crescent, within the iconic Donaldson’s Estate in Edinburgh’s west end, with the help of Scottish violin starlet Nicola Benedetti.

The 2,655 sq ft penthouse – with a terrace of equal size – was showcased at a glittering event titled ’Festival on the Top Floor’, a celebration of Edinburgh’s festival culture headlined by the world-renowned violinist.

The Crescent is located in the 18 acres of green parkland within the Donaldson Estate. Taking the formation of a bold arc, replicating the Georgian streets of the west end, The Crescent comprises 84 glass-fronted apartments. Featuring two or three-bedroom designs, the homes at The Crescent – including the penthouse, which is now released for sale with offers over £2.25 million – are described as showcasing ‘unique modern living within a grand and luxurious setting’.

The penthouse boasts triple aspect views across the city and across to the Pentland Hills. Features include underfloor heating, enhanced height living areas, underground parking, and EV charging provision.

Designed by architect Richard Murphy OBE, the apartments have proved popular, with this latest release coming as the development is now almost fully sold, with just 11 apartments remaining.

Phillip Hogg, sales and marketing director for Cala Homes (East), said, “Our Festival on the Top Floor was a true celebration of all that is great in Edinburgh and really showcased how our award-winning development at The Crescent blends culture, city living and lush green parkland surroundings all in one. Having Nicola Benedetti perform – especially after her recent appointment as director of Edinburgh International Festival was a real highlight of an incredibly special evening – all who attended were blown away with her talent. Our stunning penthouse was the perfect stage.”

The Crescent has won nine gold awards across five awarding bodies over the last few years.