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Arran courtyard development completes

October 9 2012

Arran courtyard development completes
John Lamb Architects have completed work on a courtyard development in Kilmory, Isle of Arran, with the completion of a detached, timber framed home.

The Little Bothy seeks to marry traditional materials with contemporary design with a façade of re-used natural stone from a pre-existing property, alongside timber, render and a slate roof.

This former outhouse dictated the footprint of the new build, which surmounts this limitation through use of a first floor cantilever that allows insertion of three upstairs bedrooms.

Located adjacent to an existing farm building, also renovated by the architect, the home has been orientated and configured to maximise views across the surrounding countryside to Kilmory Church.

The Bothy follows completion of an arts and crafts home on the island by the same architect.
William Kerr & Sons acted as builder on the scheme
William Kerr & Sons acted as builder on the scheme


#1 Posted by courtyard? on 9 Oct 2012 at 12:54 PM
I see no courtyard here !?!... just two bungalows(?) and an overscaled hoos turning it's back on it's neighbours with a most unsociable and overshadowing aspect.
#2 Posted by Sven on 10 Oct 2012 at 10:27 AM
Where is the courtyard? I expect a courtyard to be enclosed by buildings or even by hedging. This is just a 1970's style building (Flintstone rubble wall with glass windows) updated with timber and brown tones. The timber looks like stained pine, not even Cedar, so is cheap. Poor design, materials and styling.
#3 Posted by urbanrealm on 10 Oct 2012 at 14:42 PM
I believe the home sits on a previous courtyard rather than 'being' a courtyard itself. This was framed by former outbuildings which have been demolished.

The masonry was sourced from these buildings which I think sits well with its neighbour.
Rem Koolbag
#4 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 10 Oct 2012 at 15:42 PM
So....not a courtyard development at all then?

It is a decent wee composition side one - the long overhang of timber. Shame about the front face and the flintstone (nice one Sven) wall.
#5 Posted by Dino on 11 Oct 2012 at 10:24 AM
That dormer in the background of the second photo is way wrong!

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