Property in Edinburgh’s ‘banana flats’ made famous by Trainspotting hits market for £70K

A property in Edinburgh’s banana flats – made famous by Trainspotting – has hit market for just £70,000 – but there’s a catch.

The two-bedroom flat is on the eighth floor of the A-listed Cables Wynd in the heart of Leith and has a balcony with stunning views of Edinburgh.

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Due to the auction sale of the property and the fact it is a non-traditional construction and contained within a 10-storey former Local Authority high-rise block mortgages are unlikely to be accepted.

The home is a spacious blank canvas and the perfect opportunity for somebody to transform the ex-council flat into a beautiful space in a vibrant area.

Cables Wynd house.

The very unusual building was given special architectural status by heritage chiefs in 2017 making it an A-listed property.

Cables Wynd House was built to a Brutalist concrete design between 1963 and 1965 as part of an ambitious post-war urban redevelopment scheme.

The bathroom. The bathroom.

VMH Solicitors who are marketing the property wrote: “This eighth-floor flat forms part of an A-listed development (1963-65) which is notable for its modern Brutalist architecture.

“The flat enjoys bright and spacious rooms, as well as far-reaching views to Arthur’s Seat. It also presents buyers with an exciting refurbishment project, allowing you to set the style and standards of the home to your own preferences.

The incredible view. The incredible view.

“Accommodation comprises entrance hall, livingroom/dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, boxroom and bathroom. Gas central heating, double glazing and 2 private balconies. There

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