An application has been lodged to convert a historic building into flats.
Proposals to transform the B-listed St Mary’s Manse on Dalkeith Road could result in five new properties being created.
The manse is located in the Baxter Park conservation area and is one of only two properties on the east side of the street which are included.
Allan Mudie, of Brunton Design architects, said: “The current owners are keen to see the character of the existing house preserved as far as possible.
“But due to the sheer size of the property as a single dwelling, the maintenance and running costs have become too high to be manageable.”
Mr Mudie said the idea behind the conversion is to preserve and respect the character of the building while developing its potential to provide a number of high-quality residential units.
The building was built between 1889-90 after being designed by the architects Charles and Leslie Ower for Colin Campbell, the minister of St Mary’s Parish Church. It is characterised by its “unique” neo-medieval style.
The coat of arms of the city of Dundee is displayed on the western side of the building which is covered in red sandstone dressing stones.
The developer is hoping to create a combination of two and three-bedroom flats, with parking spaces for each one.
Only small internal changes to the building are expected, as the existing floor layout will be used.
The Baxter Park conservation area is located adjacent to the Maryfield conservation area.
Conservation status does not mean new developments or alterations cannot be carried out but is used to preserve an area’s historical look.
Baxter Park is a key part of the city’s green infrastructure and was designed in 1863 by Sir Joseph Paxton, who was considered one of the most prominent Victorian park designers.