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Perthshire cottage straddles 300 years of history following conversion

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November 5 2014

Perthshire cottage straddles 300 years of history following conversion
A conversion of a late 18th century cottage in Comrie, Perthshire, has been completed by Smith Scott Mullan Associates.

This has seen a contrasting two storey extension abut the Georgian cottage with full height glazing affording ample garden views from the extended accommodation.

Internally period features stonework and oak roof trusses have been retained, complemented by the use of high quality modern materials.

In a statement the practice said: “It is a pretty standard formula of sensitive renovation, contrasted with a bold glass and timber extension, its form moulded to respond to the various site and planning constraints. 

"It is interesting that the planners were supportive of such an approach in one of Scotland’s more traditionally minded areas.“
A warm palette of timber has been specified internally
A warm palette of timber has been specified internally
Retained and new elements wear their distinctive character
Retained and new elements wear their distinctive character

The conversion brings the property straight into the 21st century
The conversion brings the property straight into the 21st century

5 Comments

Walt Disney
#1 Posted by Walt Disney on 5 Nov 2014 at 12:04 PM
Lovely. Carlo Scarpa?
Alan Dunlop
#2 Posted by Alan Dunlop on 5 Nov 2014 at 12:08 PM
Very nice project. Congratulations
The Squire
#3 Posted by The Squire on 6 Nov 2014 at 09:49 AM
That's how you do it!
Andrew Brown
#4 Posted by Andrew Brown on 6 Nov 2014 at 22:52 PM
Looks like a lovely project. Would love to see some more pictures of the exterior in daylight if there are any?
Sven
#5 Posted by Sven on 8 Nov 2014 at 21:46 PM
A very successful conversion. It melds the old and contemporary well and an exemplar for others.

If I was to pick one personal hate, then it has to be the exposed wall of the former exterior in the bedroom and kitchen. I know it is trendy to have this but I think it looks better and is more practical (you can hang a picture on it) plastered over.

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