Tiree black-house redevelopment unveiled
March 10 2014
House No.7 occupies the site of a ruined B-listed black-house, transforming it into a main home and separate guesthouse conjoined by a utility wing.
Conceived in order to maximise both shelter and sunlight penetration the home is arranged around a sunken garden, excavated from sand deposits which had accumulated over time around the property.
A master bedroom looks out onto this space with living spaces arranged above offering views across the bay.
Built using stonework from the original cottage the guesthouse opens onto a shared utility wing with its own laundry facilities, wet room and play area. This in turn leads to a barrel-vaulted new build element which is clad in corrugated in a nod to the local vernacular.
Photography by David Barbour.
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