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For sale: D O Hill's Rock House, Edinburgh

Estate agents Knight Frank are advertising Rock House for sale with offers in excess of £1,795,000. Rock House came to worldwide fame as the home and studio of David Octavius Hill, the artist and pioneering photographer who, in 1843 together with Robert Adamson, developed their expertitse at working the calotype process there. The house is now a family home on Edinburgh's Calton Hill.

The current owners have managed to create a 21st-century home that is sympathetic with the original period of the house. Built in the 1750s, it is reputed to be one of the oldest houses in Edinburgh’s New Town. 

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Comment by Graham Harrison on September 28, 2016 at 10:31

Rock House was put on the market in November 2014 for £1.2 million. It was bought and renovated by designers Jonathan Reed and Graeme Black and made available for short term lets through agents Dickins Edinburgh who began letting the property from November 2015, I think. By February a BBC crew had already booked Rock House for the Edinburgh Festival. The Rock House web site went up recently listing accommodation, bookings and press reviews. It would be interesting to know why it is on the market again so quickly.

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