17th century Orkney Lairds House restored
January 14 2014
Howan House presented the conservation specialists with one of their toughest challenges yet in bringing the derelict ruin back to life in one of remotest spots in the UK.
This work entailed rebuilding and rendering rubble walls alongside the sensitive restoration of remaining period features such as fireplaces, doors and mouldings.
Listed on the Buildings at Risk Register the property has been under renovation by its current owners for the past two years and will be returned to a family home next month.
Photography by Leslie Burgher
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