Exciting new development of five flats, The House of David, Lerwick

Fixed Price £215,000 (Flat 3 - two bed (Flats 1, 4 & 5 sold))
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Fixed Price £215,000 (Flat 3 - two bed (Flats 1, 4 & 5 sold))




The flats are available for immediate entry on conclusion of legal formalities.


Please telephone the developer direct on 07771 766 818 or contact our reception.

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Now available, four newly converted flats forming part of the imaginative re-development of 'The House of David', a prominent building in a sought-after, very central location on the corner of St Olaf Street and Harbour Street, within easy reach of amenities.

Ready for immediate occupation with floor coverings in place throughout, all the flats benefit from exceptionally light and airy interiors thanks to the large window areas, and the views from the two bedroom flats are spectacular, particularly from the stunning top floor apartment and its large south-facing balcony.

The three two bedroom flats each occupy an entire floor of the building providing extremely spacious accommodation, all the flats having stylish fitted kitchens with integral appliances, a bathroom & en-suite shower room, and good-sized double bedrooms, flats 3 & 4 having 7.6m bay-windowed living / dining rooms.

The top floor flat 5 features vaulted ceilings and a superb 9m long living / dining room & kitchen with a wide floor-to-ceiling window making the most of the fine view north.

The fourth, one bedroom, flat has its own self-contained access from St Olaf Street.

General Information

The four flats now released form part of the redevelopment of 'The House of David', a landmark Lerwick building at the junction of St Olaf Street and Harbour Street.

This prominent building is believed to date from around 1905 having been built originally as a dwelling house by David Sutherland (hence the name), a watchmaker from Unst who ran a jewellery shop on Commercial Street. Subsequently sold to the Sheriff Clerk, the building later had a variety of uses, including at some point as a shop, but latterly as Council offices. At one point one of Lerwick's two main fire alarms was situated on the original flat roof.

Situated in a prime very central location in the Lerwick conservation area, the flats are within walking distance of most amenities in the town including the main shopping area on Commercial Street, the small boat harbour and also the business park, museum & cinema at North Ness, a location which makes them particularly suited for letting purposes, or simply as a great, very handy central Lerwick base. Lerwick’s fine flower park & bowling green are just along the road.

The prominent corner situation means the flats, particularly the top floor apartment, provide a great elevated vantage point from which to enjoy Lerwick's annual Up Helly Aa procession, as well as benefiting from a sunny southerly and westerly aspect. There are also stunning views to the north and south over the town generally, and a distant view to the sea.

Renovation of the building has been extensive; in particular the original mansard flat roof has been replaced with a modern pitched roof design clad with a durable metal roof cladding system in a striking terracotta and grey colour.

There are five flats in total, four two bedroom flats, one on each floor, all sharing an entrance lobby to Harbour Street with secure entry phone access, the three flats available now being accessed via the original spiral staircase, a well-lit space retaining the original banister. A shared cupboard off the lobby houses the meter points for each flat. The fifth (one bedroom) flat has its own self-contained access from St Olaf Street.

Each flat has its own individual central heating system with wet radiators supplied by an electric boiler which also provides hot water. There is a communal satellite dish and TV aerial to the building with individual connections to each flat with sockets in the living rooms and each bedroom. Integral USB charging points are conveniently provided to the double power points either side of the bed space in each bedroom.

Each two bedroom flat has a large fully fitted kitchen with units in a very contemporary stone colour gloss finish set off by light grey wood block effect worktops (except flat 5 which has solid wood worktops) providing plenty of cupboard and worktop space and including a range of integral appliances including an electric oven, ceramic hob with glass splashback and stainless steel cooker hood over, plus a concealed dishwasher, larder fridge / freezer and washing machine. The one bedroom flat has the same units and an integral oven and hob with glass splashback and stainless steel cooker hood over, concealed fridge and washing machine. Flats 1, 3 & 5 have remotely controllable LED mood lighting to the units.

The bathrooms to the two bedroom flats have white suites including both a bath and a separate tiled shower enclosure with glazed shower screen, the wash hand basins being set in a fitted cupboard / vanity unit which provides handy storage space. The showers to the en-suites have a 'rainfall' shower head plus a separate hand held fitting, whilst again the wash hand basins have fitted cupboard space below. Each bath / shower room is heated by a radiator / towel rail.

Each flat is being sold complete with floorcoverings already laid, with carpeting to the living rooms, bedrooms and hallways, and vinyl flooring elsewhere, allowing the purchaser to move in straightaway with the minimum of inconvenience. Internal doors are solid 'oak'.

Externally, flats 3, 4 & 5 will have their own individual parking spaces to the side of the building, although there is ample on-street parking right outside.

A Deed of Conditions will cover the development.


Flat 1 (one bed) - sold

This one bedroom flat on the ground floor comprises a kitchen / living / dining room, double bedroom & shower room. It has its own self-contained main door access from St Olaf Street where a ramp leads up to a front door opening to a carpeted hallway lit by a large window over the door, with a handy built-in cupboard for coats etc.

The kitchen / living room (approx. 4.55m x 4m at widest points) which has a large west-facing window area to St Olaf Street, has a carpeted living area plus a corner kitchen fitted to the same high standard as the other flats in the development.

The double bedroom (approx. 4m x 3.2m) also faces west, again with a large window area, and has a built-in wardrobe. Shower room (approx. 2.4m x 1.4m) as per flats 3 & 4.

Flats 3 & 4 (two bed)

Flats 3 & 4, the two bedroom flats which each occupy the whole of the first and second floors, are of a similar, very spacious size.

Each has its own front door with a glazed sidelight opening to a carpeted hall leading to a sizable, bay-windowed living / dining room, a kitchen, two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, and a bathroom.

The living / dining rooms (approx. 4.1m x 7.6m into bay) are very spacious, particularly bright spaces thanks to large bay windows facing south and enjoying a view over to the King George V playing fields and a glimpse of the sea beyond, plus a further large window facing west.

Situated off the living rooms, the generously proportioned kitchens (approx. 4.1m x 3.3m) have space for a table & chairs, and again a large window to St Olaf Street provides lots of natural light.

Both these flats have two good-sized double bedrooms (approx. 4.1m x 3.25m at widest points (flat 3); 4.5m x 3.25m at widest points (flat 4)), the one to the rear of the building facing east (the bedroom to flat 4 also has a second window facing north enjoying a fine view over to the harbour area in the distance) having an en-suite shower room (approx. 1.95m x 1.2m + shower (flat 3); approx. 2.2m x 1.4m + shower (flat 4). Both bedrooms have built-in wardrobes.

The main bathroom (approx. 2.85m x 2.6m) has a bath and separate shower.

Flat 5 (two bed) - under offer

The top floor apartment is a stunning two bedroom flat, the very elevated position and a large balcony accessed via sliding patio doors from the master bedroom, allowing it to benefit from the most spectacular views.

The accommodation comprises a superb living / dining room / kitchen, two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room & balcony, and a bathroom.

Again entry is to a carpeted hall with a door on the left leading to the south-facing master bedroom (approx. 3.9m x 3.7m), a great room with a vaulted ceiling benefiting from an abundance of natural light thanks to a west-facing window with a large Velux roof light over plus the patio doors to the balcony. The en-suite shower room (approx. 3m x 1.5m) has similar fittings to the other two bedroom flats although in this flat there is a shower tower with additional body jets as well as the ‘rainfall’ shower head and separate hand-held fitting. There is also a light / mirror over the wash hand basin and recessed LED lighting to the ceiling.

The second bedroom (approx. 3.8m x 3.5m at widest points) also faces south, and has an additional Velux roof light and a built-in wardrobe, and there is a similar bathroom (approx. 3.8m x 1.9m) to flats 3 & 4.

A glazed door at the end of the hall opens to the living / dining room & kitchen (overall 9.1m x 3.4m at widest point), a stunning space which has a fully fitted kitchen area with additional features including solid wood block worktops, a black finish cooker hood, curved ends to the units and electrical fittings in a black chrome finish, the space being lit by recessed LED ceiling spotlighting to the vaulted ceiling plus additional remote control LED mood lighting above and below the wall units. Again there are fantastic views with horizontal picture windows to the north and west.

Like the kitchen the living area also features a vaulted ceiling, with a wide floor-to-ceiling window again making the most of the view to the north, with additional natural light filtering in from a further high level Velux roof light. The living space is carpeted and lit by two wall lights and a centre light.

Property Location

92 St Olaf Street is situated on the corner of St Olaf Street and Harbour Street.

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