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For sale: 1950s Morris and Steedman-design Modernist house in Blackford, Edinburgh


A rare chance to buy a rare gem of a place in Scotland – this modernist house on Charterhall Road, Blackford in Edinburgh, designed by James Morris and Robert Steedman.

This three-bedroom house was built in 1959 and still features many original features alongside some ‘sympathetic’ updates. The house offers a large first floor area with panoramic windows, along with access to a reception room, kitchen, dining room and a raised deck. The bedrooms, bathroom, utility and study are on the ground floor, with plenty of landscape gardens and parking outside.

The house (affectionately as the Upside Down House, but officially known as the Sillitto House after the first owners) is B-listed in Scotland and on the market now, with offers in excess of £490,000 being sought.

Find out more at the Modern House website

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