The clients were keen to create a unique house which would provide them with low running costs but also a modern aesthetic within a relatively traditional setting.
The emphasis was on creating a light and airy house which would be semi open plan using a mixture of both modern and traditional materials both internally and externally. We started by looking at the overall plan of the house and how this would address the setting of the plot, maximizing the views to the south west and north west. By situating the house on a north west/south east axis and creating a separate garage building facing north/south, we were able to provide a feeling of enclosure when entering the plot... a feeling of being in a courtyard.
The elevation of the house viewed on entering the plot has a more traditional and private feel, with the use of two projecting gables (each a storey and half high) finished in a crisp white smooth render with appropriately proportioned windows. With a high quality Burlington slate roof, we also formed a covered veranda at the main entrance door, where we used horizontal shiplap timber cladding in a blue/grey colour which provides a ‘splash’ of colour...... cont./
Private House Comrie