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August 26 2013

Cairngorms farmhouse restoration and extension wins planning
A derelict farmhouse within the spectacular setting of the Cairngorms National Park has won a prized planning permission for its restoration and extension.

Coldrach is located north of the River Dee at Crathie commanding expansive southerly views down the Dee Valley and will be sensitively restored by Moxon Architects with original windows and fireplaces reinstated.

An extension to the rear of this building will follow the topography of the site, impacting only upon the northern aspect which will be levelled to allow construction of a timber and red-oxide finished metal structure.

Replicating the form and scale of the existing farmhouse in a contemporary manner the extension forms a sheltered west facing courtyard garden, stepping down below ground level to increase floor to ceiling heights.

The south west corner will be fully glazed to maximise views out to the summit of Lochnagar.
Coldrach's owners will benefit from expansive accommodation in one of the UK's most scenic spots
Coldrach's owners will benefit from expansive accommodation in one of the UK's most scenic spots
Contractors are set to move onsite next month
Contractors are set to move onsite next month

The distinctive rust hued extension is inspired by the blankets of heather which smother surrounding hills
The distinctive rust hued extension is inspired by the blankets of heather which smother surrounding hills
The spectacular site has inspired a creative response
The spectacular site has inspired a creative response

The stone built farm house currently lies derelict
The stone built farm house currently lies derelict

3 Comments

Cat Flap
#1 Posted by Cat Flap on 26 Aug 2013 at 11:34 AM
In the words of the late great Bernard Matthews ....... Booootiful
Sven
#2 Posted by Sven on 28 Aug 2013 at 17:26 PM
What a lovely design and the rusty red shed look is great! Works a treat.
penny
#3 Posted by penny on 5 Sep 2015 at 08:30 AM
Looks awful and so out of character with the old house. Surely brickwork would have blended in better and not stick put like a sore thumb. The front view is fine as you cant see the "Barn"

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