JAMstudios Little Maldron Mill comes to national recognition
May 13 2010
Little Maldron Mill has received a nomination by Kevin McCloud vehicle The Grand Designs Awards 2010 and two others from the Scottish Home Awards.
The site presented a raft of challenges for JAM who faced the arduous task of removing 40 years accumulation of field pickings from the site, a job that entailed lugging 1,000 tons of stone simply to find the buildings outline.
Located on a third of an acre site north of Torphins on the Learney Estate the Mill is a traditional Aberdeenshire building of granite and slate construction but has been radically converted with insertion of an open plan split level home.
Now the Mill boasts a feature glass staircase, cathedral-ceilinged lounge and self contained business space.
Fittingly an original wheel has been replaced by a custom designed replacement powered by naturally occurring spring waters which also supply the main house.
The client, Linda Dunk, said: “There is an immense satisfaction in being part of the huge creative effort that has converted a melancholic dank musty has-been of a building into a wonderful living space. Having bought off the peg for years, I cannot tell you how engaging it is to have been involved at every level with this conversion; to know what has happened with each granite stone, to have contributed creative input ourselves, and to have been part of the terrific team that has made it all happen.”
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