But it needn’t be if you take up residence in this three storey Georgian townhouse on Edinburgh’s Great King Street. The property is a thing of beauty because, apart from its wonderful period architecture and fittings, it has been renovated, decorated and furnished to perfection.
This is elegant New Town living at its best. Tasteful, with just the right amount of opulence, it would be a wonderful experience to live here.
There are three public rooms, including an elegant cream and gold drawing room, a claret-coloured dining room and a modern kitchen with blond wood cabinets and a range cooker.
Polished wooden floors, gorgeous mirrors and chandeliers and fabulous curtains and Persian carpets complete the look.
!/site/uploads/filemgr/about.jpg!WHY WOULD YOU WANT IT? Luxury living in the heart of the capital with none of the sterility of a hotel room.
WHY WOULD YOU WALK AWAY? If you could afford the rent, you wouldn’t.
WHO WOULD IT SUIT? Anyone who loves their creature comforts.
HOW MUCH? D J Alexander in Edinburgh is looking for a monthly rent of £2,000.
Picture captions: The plush Georgian townhouse; the stunning drawing room
DAILY MAIL, 6 March 2009