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Richard Murphy House, Edinburgh : Morningside Property

7 Abbotsford Park, Morningside design by Richard Murphy Architects

post updated 28 July 2021

Location: 7 Abbotsford Park, Morningside, Edinburgh

Date built: 1995

Design: Richard Murphy Architects

Abbotsford Park House Morningside property

Abbotsford Park Edinburgh house in Morningside
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Abbotsford Park House

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House extension for Dr & Mrs Parker

Another disappearing corner, floating steels and folding/sliding layers of panels by Richard Murphy who made his name originally in the early nineties doing modern house extensions in Edinburgh that challenged the existing conservative Edinburgh architecture scene.

Abbotsford Park – approximate build cost: £60k

Abbotsford Park House by Richard Murphy Edinburgh
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Morningside is a district and former village in the south of Edinburgh, Scotland. It lies alongside the main arterial Morningside Road, part of an ancient route from Edinburgh to the south west of Scotland.

The original village served several farms and estates in the area. In the 19th century, it developed as a residential suburb, its growth being stimulated by the arrival of a railway service and other transport improvements.

Morningside grew rapidly as an agricultural village, serving neighbouring farms and estates. It became increasingly important as the first stopping place on the principal drove road into Edinburgh from the farms to the south.

The district developed as a residential suburb from the early 19th century. It attracted many of Edinburgh’s wealthier citizens who built villas and mansion houses on large plots obtained from the sub-division of the nearby estates. Much of the present street pattern had been established by the 1850s.


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