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Croft transformation rescues remote ruin

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November 13 2014

Croft transformation rescues remote ruin
An abandoned Aberdeenshire croft has been given a new lease of life courtesy of its transformation into a modern family home by Annie Kenyon Architects.

The modest stone built dwelling has been greatly extended by larch clad living spaces and adjoining garage, which wrap around the property to form a sheltered courtyard.

In a statement the practice said: “The existing croft has been renovated and extended to create a sustainable, contemporary family home. The design retains the existing building as its focal point, with contemporary additions placed behind, to the side and stepped down from it; the overall arrangement is that of a farm courtyard.

 “The dwelling is orientated to take best advantage of the sun’s path and to provide fine views. The new structure, connected to the existing cottage by a glazed link, uses natural slate, Scottish larch cladding and dry stone base courses.”

Gallabog Croft is located around half a mile from Largue, Aberdeenshire.
A roofed walkway connects to an adjoining garage
A roofed walkway connects to an adjoining garage
Gullabog Croft was in a sorry state prior to renovation
Gullabog Croft was in a sorry state prior to renovation

The property boasts extensive views across the Aberdeenshire countryside
The property boasts extensive views across the Aberdeenshire countryside
The stone walled, slate roofed dwelling has been fully modernised
The stone walled, slate roofed dwelling has been fully modernised

1 Comment

Ian Nairn Jr
#1 Posted by Ian Nairn Jr on 13 Nov 2014 at 21:25 PM
Nice work on the original croft - lovely. The rest of it's ok, albeit in danger of overwhelming the croft.

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