Beloved house style makes a comeback at Cammo

by Francesca

A STYLE of housing intrinsic to the Scottish capital is launching at a development in a sought-after suburb.

Cammo Meadows by CALA Homes (East) is the latest destination for the developer’s reimagining of the traditional Edinburgh colony model, which consists of a ground floor apartment with two duplex homes above it, accessed by an external staircase.

First built in 1850, the house style features throughout the city with many becoming among Edinburgh’s most sought-after postcodes.

Famed for their community feel and use of space, CALA first offered its modern interpretation of the style at its Waterfront Plaza development in Leith, with the homes selling in a matter of weeks.

It is hoped the style will be as popular at Cammo Meadows, a thriving development located off Maybury Road and near to Cramond and Barnton.

David Smith, Architectural Manager at CALA Homes, played a role in the design of CALA’s reimagining of the historic design.

He said: “We’ve been able to take the best elements of an iconic building design and modernise them into a contemporary style

“It was important that the traditional aspects of colony housing be adopted within the building design whilst embracing more modern forms of construction.

“The duplexes have a brilliant flow, with the top floor living space integrated with the roof terrace, while the ground floor is very spacious, offering both a large family kitchen area and lounge.”

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