Rowanbank Gardens Edinburgh property, Artisan Real Estate Corstorphine housing development, Low carbon urban homes
Rowanbank Gardens Edinburgh property
16 Sep 2023
Show Home Success at Rowanbank Gardens
The new show home at Rowanbank Gardens in Corstorphine, Edinburgh has proved hugely popular with savvy homebuyers with 100 visitors passing through its doors since it first opened in June 2023:
4 July 2023
Location: Corstorphine, west Edinburgh, Scotland
New Show Home Opens at Rowanbank Gardens, Edinburgh
Spectacular Apartment Combines High Quality of Life With Low Cost of Living.
Carol Yates at the Rowanbank Gardens Show Home:
Rowanbank Gardens show home
4th of July 2023 – The new show home and marketing suite at Artisan Real Estate’s Rowanbank Gardens is now open, giving home buyers the opportunity to experience first-hand one of Edinburgh’s most anticipated new homes’ developments. Described as a ‘spectacular blueprint for low carbon living,’ Rowanbank Gardens is currently delivering 93 apartments for private sale on Gylemuir Road, in the popular Edinburgh suburb of Corstorphine.
Artisan recently scooped the inaugural ‘Excellence in Sustainability’ prize at this year’s Scottish Homes Awards. And while the developer has been busy making headlines for the impeccable environmental credentials of its developments, the show home launch also provides the perfect platform to highlight the high quality of life to be experienced at Rowanbank Gardens.
Designed by renowned Scottish interior designer Carol Yates, the striking two-bedroom show apartment brings the development to life, mixing contemporary style with vibrant colours, soft furnishings and eye-catching furniture.
“What first hit me about the show home was the sheer amount of space I had to play with,” explains Carol. “High ceilings coupled with floor to ceiling windows allows an abundance of natural light to flood the living areas. The open-plan kitchen and lounge space have a nice balance, allowing me to experiment with larger items of furniture, art and soft furnishings.
“Scandi influences with a soft pastel colour palette combine with the solid oak flooring to bring a simple, natural texture to the rooms. And while it is a minimalist layout, accents of colour and vibrancy have been introduced with soft-layered fabrics and cushions to bring depth, warmth and intimacy to the show home.”
With a prominent location at the heart of Corstorphine, Rowanbank Gardens has proved to be a popular destination for first-time buyers and downsizers wanting to live in well-connected, vibrant community just minutes from the city centre. The development is set around a large, landscaped garden space filled with fruit trees and communal planting beds. Work began in summer 2021 and the first move-ins are expected in late summer.
“We are definitely going for the ‘wow factor’ with the launch of our new show home,” says Izzy Bastiani, Artisan’s New Homes Sales Advisor. “More than a third of all apartments have already been snapped up by savvy buyers, impressed by the combination of high-quality living, immaculate environmental credentials and central location. It’s great to be now able to now reveal to our purchasers exactly what they have bought. And so far, their reaction as they walk in has been amazing to see – especially when they experience the light and airy living spaces for the first time, as well as the quality of the natural oak flooring and the fittings in the kitchen and bathroom, all of which come as standard.”
Visitors to the new show home can also discover more about Rowanbank Garden’s award-winning commitment to achieving zero carbon low-cost living. It’s one of the first large developments in Scotland to employ individual air source heat pumps in all apartments, providing both heating and domestic hot water. As a result, energy costs have been predicted to cost up to 60% less than other new build apartments in the surrounding area, with research showing that average annual hot water and heating costs for a two-bedroom apartment could be as low as £775 per year, or less than £65 per month.*
Prices for a one-bedroom apartment at Rowanbank Gardens start from £245,000, with a two-bedroom from £325,000 and a three-bedroom from £422,500. To book an appointment at the Rowanbank Gardens show home, visit the development website at www.rowanbankgardens.com or call 0131 516 3302.
* Based on a typical two-bedroom apartment – figures correct as of Q4 2022.
Previously on Edinburgh Architecture:
28 April 2023
Location: Corstorphine, west Edinburgh
The Sky is the Limit for Double Height Apartments at Rowanbank Gardens, Edinburgh
Rowanbank Gardens double-height apartments
A row of double-height apartments at Artisan Real Estate’s acclaimed Rowanbank Gardens homes development in Corstorphine, Edinburgh is proving a high-flying success with buyers.
Each of the six roomy two-bedroom apartments have an extra double-height pitched roof, allowing for lots of natural light to flood through both the full height and Velux roof windows creating a distinctive loft-style feel to the interior living space.
Home buyers looking for something different have already reserved four apartments, with the remaining two currently attracting significant interest. Work on the development began in summer 2021, with the first move-ins expected later on this year. And, so far, home sales have been buoyant with more than a third of apartments now sold. “The double-height apartments are just one of the many reasons why Rowanbank Gardens is having such a broad appeal to a wide range of buyers,” explains Izzy Bastiani, Artisan’s New Homes Sales Advisor. “A major attraction is that the development embraces a range of different styles and layouts, with all the apartments arranged around a large garden and woodland space, filled with fruit trees and communal planting beds.”
Another major draw is the development’s smart, energy-efficient design – which means delivering green, low-cost energy. Izzy adds: “Rowanbank Gardens design is geared to achieving low to zero carbon ratings, with the added benefits of significantly lower home-running costs. We aim to make each apartment as energy efficient as possible by using the very latest in technology to encourage low carbon living. “Research shows that average annual hot water and heating costs for a two-bedroom apartment at Rowanbank Gardens could be as low as £775 per year – or less than £65 per month – providing long-term cost savings for first-time budget-conscious buyers or purchasers looking for more energy efficient living.”
Prices for a one-bedroom apartment at Rowanbank Gardens start from £245,000, with a two-bedroom from £320,000 and a three-bedroom from £422,500 making the development a perfect destination for first-time buyers and downsizers wanting to live in well-connected, bustling community just minutes from the city centre. To register interest in Rowanbank Gardens and book an appointment at the on-site sales and marketing suite, visit the development website at www.rowanbankgardens.com or call 0131 516 3302.
17 December 2022
‘Topping Out’ Marked for Low Carbon Homes Development – On Track for Completion Next Year
Rowanbank Gardens Topping Out
A major landmark at one of the UK’s most sustainable new homes developments has been reached with the ‘Topping Out’ of Rowanbank Gardens in Corstorphine, Edinburgh. Structural building work on the final phase of Artisan Real Estate’s 126-apartment development – described as a ‘spectacular blueprint for low carbon living’ – has now been completed. The low carbon homes hit the headlines earlier this year when it was revealed that the advanced technology used throughout the design of the building could result in energy bills costing up to 60% less than other new build apartments in the surrounding area*.
Rowanbank Gardens is now on track for completion in 2023 and will deliver 93 apartments for private sale, set around a large garden space filled with fruit trees and communal planting beds. Construction work began in summer 2021, with the first move-ins expected in spring next year. Welcoming the Topping Out of Rowanbank Gardens, David Westwater, Artisan’s Development Director for Scotland said: “We have now reached a significant milestone in the development process. The size, shape and scale of Rowanbank Gardens can now be realised, with its highest point encompassing a large ‘green’ turfed roof area next to two penthouse apartments commanding breath-taking views of the iconic Edinburgh skyline and beyond to the Pentland Hills.
“For the first time, we can see how the design and materials used in the construction process are contributing to Rowanbank Gardens’ superb sustainability credentials which, as well as offering a superb environment in which to live, can also provide significant financial benefit for potential homeowners feeling the pinch of soaring energy bills and the rising cost of living.”
Latest research on the fossil-fuel free homes shows that average annual hot water and heating costs for a two-bedroom apartment at the energy efficient development could be as low as £775 per year or less than £65 per month** – providing long-term cost savings for first-time budget-conscious buyers or downsizers looking for more energy efficient living. It is one of the first large developments in Scotland to employ individual low-carbon Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) providing both heat and domestic hot water – moving away from large, complex fossil-fuel heat sources. With additional insulation, larger windows and improved air circulation, the ASHP system allows internal heat to be recovered through the ventilation system, forming a closed energy loop with almost all useful heat being retained within the apartments, to provide heating and hot water.
Artisan has also championed the use of green roofs at Rowanbank Gardens, which are natural insulators being cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They also provide a natural drainage facility with rainwater evaporating in sunlight, providing the simplest form of a short-term carbon cycle and reducing the impact on the existing drainage system.
Artisan’s New Homes Sales Advisor, Izzy Bastiani, has welcomed a steady stream of new buyers to Rowanbank Gardens since its launch last year and sales remain buoyant with 18 of the first ‘Appleberry’ phase already sold. A further five of the remaining 9 apartments in Appleberry are now available, with the remaining apartments being released shortly. She says: “This is a fantastic development in a fantastic area. With the structure of the building now complete, it really brings to life what it will be like to live here. Visitors can see, at first hand, just how well-connected and vibrant Corstorphine is, with everything you need on your doorstep.
“Rowanbank Gardens has been designed to meet the needs of the modern buyer, making it ideal for the first-time buyer and downsizer market. At its heart is a sustainable design which reflects the demands of modern life, with buildings designed to minimise carbon footprint and maximise daylight. Significant emphasis is placed on the quality of internal space and light to create enjoyable home-working environments, whilst accessible gardens and landscaping promote health and well-being by making nature and well-designed outdoor space integral to the day-to-day living experience.”
Prices for a one-bedroom apartment at Rowanbank Gardens start at £245,000 with a two-bedroom at £315,000, making the development a perfect destination for first-time buyers and downsizers wanting to live in well-connected, bustling community just minutes from the city centre.
To register interest in Rowanbank Gardens and book an appointment at the new on-site sales and marketing suite, visit the development website at www.rowanbankgardens.com or call 0131 516 3302.
* Compared to equivalent new build apartment at Canonmills Garden, completed 2022.
** Figure based on Building Regulation compliance energy consumption and measured against average electrical process from June 2022 of £0.278/kWh. Final performance subject to user operation preferences.
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Previously on Edinburgh Architecture:
Apartments’ Communal Areas Provide Fruit Trees, Vegetable Growing Beds and Even its Own Potting Shed
8 June 2021
Artisan Real Estate Property Development News
Artisan Expands its Scottish Operation as part of £140 Million New Homes Commitment
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