David Paton, 1824. 4-storey and basement terraced classical tenement on corner site, pilastraded at principal floor and basement. Polished ashlar sandstone. Base course; cornices at principal and 1st floors; mutuled cornice and blocking course at 3rd floor. Architraved windows at 2nd floor. Ashlar steps and entrance platts oversailing basement.
N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 2-bay. 4-light principal floor comprising windows in centre bays, with full-width bracketed iron balcony, flanked by pair of timber doors; door to right with 6-pane glazed centre panel, 10-pane glazed 2-leaf door to left, both with decorative tripartite rectangular fanlights. 4-light pilastraded 1st floor. Regular fenestration to floors above, with pairs of windows in bay to left at both floors. Glazed 2-leaf timber door and window at basement.
CORNER TOWER: 3-bay, becoming 1 York Place. 7-light pilastraded principal and 1st floors. Panelled timber door centred at principal floor, with 9-pane glazed upper panel and decorative tripartite rectangular fanlight, surmounted by wall-hung shop sign with decorative iron frame, on decorative iron brackets. Regular fenestration to remaining bays at principal floor. 7-light pilastraded 1st floor. Regular fenestration to floors above. Basement comprising glazed timber doors with blind rectangular fanlights in 3rd bay from right and penultimate bay from left; windows in remaining bays at basement.
W (NORTH ST ANDREW STREET) ELEVATION: 4-bay. 7-bay built out principal floor, with corniced frieze, mutuled cornice and blocking course, comprising doorway flanked by 3-bay shopfronts, with canted bay to outer left. Shop to right with steps up to glazed timber door flanked by plate glass windows with glazed returns; shop to left with steps up to glazed timber door in bay to right, plate glass windows in remaining bays, with glazed return. 7-light pilastraded 1st floor. Regular fenestration to floors above.
E ELEVATION: adjoining terrace, see separate listing (5, 5A York Place).
S (NORTH CLYDE STREET LANE) ELEVATION: 3-bay gable. 6-light pilastraded principal and 1st floors. 2-leaf vertically-boarded timber door with cornice and 6-pane rectangular fanlight to outer right at principal floor; penultimate lights from left blind at principal and 1st floors. Regular fenestration to floors above, comprising pairs of windows in centre bay, blind to left; blind windows in bay to left.
REAR ELEVATION: not seen, 1998.
12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Gablehead stacks, shouldered at S elevation, and wallhead stacks with recessed panels; corniced, with circular cans.
INTERIORS: not seen, 1998.
RAILINGS: ashlar copes surmounted by decorative cast-iron railings.