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110 Findhorn

110 Findhorn

This new house in the Conservation Area of Findhorn in Moray saw the demolition of a dilapidated and unsympathetically altered cottage and construction of a new 3 bedroom house that seeks to echo the strong traditional forms and materials within the village, while offering a contemporary vision and updated take on the local townscape. A distinct palette of materials including traditional lime render, larch cladding, slate and zinc roofing all contribute towards a home ideal for modern living whilst being sympathetic to its historic context.

The house is comprised of 2 distinct forms, one single storey and traditionally built section that occupies the footprint of the former cottage and is designed to the same scale as the traditional fishermen’s cottages that exist along the lane. The second larger and more contemporary form sits at 90 degrees and provides two storeys of accommodation. Both masses are linked with a single storey entrance hall accessed from two sides.

Set within a very tight site with limited access, the project proved to be a real challenge to both design and build. Over 700 tonnes of sand were removed from site to facilitate the groundworks for the build, with access for no more than a small van available. but has ultimately conquered these hurdles to provide a fantastic home within a beautiful area.

PROJECT: 110 Findhorn
CLIENT: Anne Skene
ARCHITECT: DS Architecture
110 Findhorn
110 Findhorn
Main Contractor:  MacGillivray Construction
Photographer:  Aurora Imaging

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