As the world adapted to working from home, bringing families, business and leisure closer together as we spent more time at home in 2020, many aspects of a property previously seen as a ‘nice to have’ became key priorities for prospective buyers.
People searching for their perfect new home increasingly need flexible space to allow them to balance their work/life setup. Energy efficient homes are also more desirable, as buyers increasingly understand the significance of saving money, and reducing their impact on the environment.
Award-winning housebuilder Dandara’s new developments across Edinburgh and the Lothians offer a range of homes suitable for first-time buyers through to growing families.
They are ideally suited to our new way of life with photovoltaic panels offering renewable energy, and central heating and hot water provided by efficient gas-fired boiler systems – which can make them up to 50% less expensive to run than a Victorian property.
Dandara’s new development at Eskbank Gardens is located in the popular suburb of Dalkeith on the Borders Railway route. It features homes for every lifestyle including the stunning four-bedroom Drum, a modern family home with living space set over three floors.
A large lounge with double doors leads to the stunning open-plan kitchen and dining room on the ground floor, providing an ideal space for relaxation and entertaining. The kitchen features fully integrated appliances and stone worktops for added luxury. On the first floor are the master bedroom, featuring a spacious walk-in wardrobe, bedroom two and a beautifully appointed family bathroom. Two further double bedrooms and a shower room occupy the second floor. The Drum show home is open for viewings seven days a week by appointment only. Prices start from £399,995.
All Dandara’s homes feature an array of high specification items as standard including Karndean flooring to wet rooms, bathroom furniture, fitted wardrobes and coving throughout the home.
Dandara’s regional sales manager, Lisa Archibald, says: “The restrictions we have all faced this year have resulted in a shift in many buyers’ priorities when searching for a new property. With an additional room which could become an office and high energy efficiency, the Drum is an ideal solution in a fabulous modern format.
“Eskbank Gardens has proved hugely popular since its launch and it’s easy to see why. The beautiful new community is situated near the River Esk and benefits from peaceful, suburban surroundings while still only a short drive away from the centre of Edinburgh City.”
Also available at Eskbank Gardens, the Poplar is a stylish three-bedroom terraced home also arranged over three storeys. The ground floor benefits from an open-plan living-kitchen-dining area, creating an adaptable, open space for the whole family. The first floor hosts two double bedrooms and a superb family bathroom. The principle bedroom occupies the whole of the top floor and is complete with a dressing area and en-suite shower room for added luxury. The Poplar show home is open for viewings seven days a week by appointment only. Prices start from £279,995.
If you need even more space, the Yew is a stunning five-bedroom detached home. The property features a comfortable lounge with double doors leading into the open-plan kitchen-dining area to rear of the home. French doors open out to the garden while providing plenty of daylight into the property. A handy utility room is located off the kitchen for added storage. Upstairs, there is five double bedrooms with the main bedroom and bedroom two benefitting from a contemporary en-suite. Prices start from £524,995.
Lisa Archibald adds: “Eskbank Gardens really has everything you need on your doorstep with local schools and supermarkets within walking distance. The beautiful Dalkeith Country Park is nearby, and the community also benefits from being less than a mile from the Edinburgh City bypass and Eskbank train station, meaning residents can be within the heart of Edinburgh in no time.
“It’s an ideal time to buy your new Dandara home. We are offering part exchange, assisted move, deposit contribution, flooring and LBTT assistance on selected plots across our developments in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Buyers can also take advantage of the LBTT holiday which extends to March 2021, all the more reason to celebrate the new year by securing a perfect new Dandara home.”
A superb collection of homes featuring open-plan spaces for relaxing, entertaining and home-working, designed for 21st century living to deliver the style, comfort and quality you deserve.View development