Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 25788 70954
325788, 670954


Morris and Steedman, 1962; extended 1970; altered 1979. 2-storey rectangular-plan modern geometric house. Lime-washed cement-rendered concrete block wall at ground; timber fascia, clear glazing and asbestos panels to upper floor. Cill course to 1st floor; cornice; timber transoms and mullions to 1st floor glazing.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: glazed timber door to left of centre of plain white-washed wall at ground, extending to right beyond glazed storey above; 12-light band of glazing with opaque square panels beneath to 1st floor. Single storey coped wing wall to left.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: 2-light glazing with opaque square panels beneath to right; timber fascia to 1st floor above.

S (REAR) ELEVATION: plain white-washed wall with 2 single rectangular lights to left; advanced square-plan porch to left with glazed timber door and single-light window above painted panel to return; 2-light rectangular window to outer left; 12-light band of glazing with painted timber panels beneath to 1st floor above.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: 2-light rectangular window to centre of advanced ground storey; timber fascia to recessed upper storey.

Fixed and pivot sheet glass windows; window to W side double-glazed. 3-layer bitumen flat roof finished with white granite chips. Rendered concrete steps with painted metal handrail lead up from street to stepped platt; cylindrical lime-washed concrete planter to left of front door.

INTERIOR: not seen (1996).

Statement of Special Interest

Designed for Mr and Mrs Sillitto. One of a number of highly original and pioneering designs for individual houses produced by the firm of Morris and Steedman from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. The elevated 1st floor is largely glazed to take advantage of the spectacular views. Conventional planning is inverted, with bedrooms and bathroom on the ground floor, and open plan kitchen, dinning and living rooms above. The 1970 addition consisted of extending ground storey to W to form new bedroom, with door and 2-light rectangular window to rear; the latest alteration, 1979, involved addition of square-plan porch to entrance in rear elevation.



Morris and Steedman, Architects, archives, plan roll ref 59/03; City Archives (Dean of Guild) 1/5/70, 27/7/79; C McKean EDINBURGH: AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE (1992), p196.

About Listed Buildings

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We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

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