The restoration and extension of a lime and stone croft dating from the early 1800s to create a sustainable contemporary family home is complete. The dwelling is terraced in response to the natural contours of the site and its orientation benefits from the sun's path throughout the day as well as from fine views across the countryside to the River Don. The design retains the vernacular style of the cottage and the masonry has been repaired using traditional techniques. Lime mortar, Scots slate and Scottish larch have been used externally. The cottage is linked to a single storey wing housing modern accommodation running parallel at the rear.
PROJECT: Aquithie Cottage
LOCATION: Kemnay, Aberdeenshire
ARCHITECT: Annie Kenyon Architects Ltd
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: McKenzie Willis
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