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Emma place was purchased in June 2022 and the property housed multiple tenanted flats at the time. Luxe Living could see the grand potential in the large Georgian property so began creating a new space which has become 5 high-end, luxurious 2-bedroom serviced accommodation apartments.

The historic building is grade 2 listed, located in a popular area of Plymouth a stone’s throw away from the sea and some of Plymouth’s most beautiful spaces. This area was one of the first to have been built as part of the early residential development of Stonehouse, and while these terraces are only a fragment of what was originally built, what survives here is still remarkably intact, characterised by the formal grid of streets, long regular plots enclosed by limestone walls, back lanes, and impressive terraces. The completeness and quality of this historic area are the primary reasons for its inclusion within the Conservation Area. Emma Place was begun in 1773, at the same time as Durnford Street, on land also belonging to Lord Edgcumbe. It was developed as quality housing to provide fashionable accommodation for naval and Dockyard officers. The houses are elegantly designed stuccoed terraces of two storeys with basements and attics, with simple architectural devices being repeated to give an impressive formality. 

Properties are separated by giant pilasters, with the end and central buildings having triangular pediments over stucco parapets with moulded entablatures. Large stair windows on the end rear elevations frame the rear aspect. The basement wells were originally fronted by elaborately detailed cast iron railings, some of which remain.

Throughout the years, the tenants have come and gone, and eventually, Emma Place was split into small, shabby flats and had not seen any renovations for over 20 years! The team at Luxe Living could see how promising this historical property could be, along with the prime location, which led to the decision of creating 5 new serviced accommodation units for the portfolio.

Shortly after the completion of the property, in September 2022, the construction commenced. Luxe-living did a complete overhaul of the original layout. The team wanted to utilise the space to create cosy welcoming rooms with a luxurious feel. Each serviced apartment unit will be set across its own level.

The properties will individually be composed of two double bedrooms, a bathroom and a large open-plan lounge area and kitchen. The communal spaces will maintain and uphold the history of the building, whilst adding a high-end, modern flair throughout the décor.

The shared spaces are also under refurbishment with a large entry hall being formed, and modernisation of the stairs and railings. These spaces will be the first point of entry for future guests, and they will also reflect the luxury of the apartments inside.

The basement apartment will house an extra exciting amenity; Luxe Living is building a cinema room! This unit will also have direct access to the shared garden area, which is also undergoing a full renovation with stone benches, outdoor lighting and fresh greenery.

Various elements of the renovation works completed at Emma Place consist of;

  • New georgian fire doors across all units in all openings
  • Large georgian archways and sliding doors in the middle 2 units
  • New luxury bathrooms across all units
  • New modern state of the art kitchens across all units
  • Revised floor plans for collaborative construction 
  • Full plaster across new units
  • Updated electrical systems
  • Updated and regulated fire safety systems
  • Acoustic separation
  • New flooring
  • Full decoration
  • Fully furnished and styled to a high end premium specification

The design of each individual unit will display the same standard across the full portfolio. With modern features and warm neutral tones, whilst incorporating the historical roots of the property with Georgian ceiling features, curved archways, panelling and sliding doors. Similarly, the furnishings will match the same colour palette, and create a cosy atmosphere for guests with a luxury feel.

Emma Place and several other luxurious holiday lets are available now in Plymouth. Visit our reservations page to book your stay today.

Key Features
  • Open plan living spaces
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 5 apartments
  • Shared garden
  • Basement cinema room

Managing Director – Sophia Morbey

Telephone: 07736 332993