‘Sympathetic’ Aboyne Castle extension on the cards
July 28 2016significant alterations and extensions to the B-listed Aboyne Castle, Aberdeenshire, to accommodate a new generation of the Huntly family.
This will see modern single storey outbuildings at the 17th century tower house demolished to create a new courtyard development which will match the existing castle in use of slate, stone and cast iron rainwater goods.
Designed in the proportions and style of the 17th century the new wing will be embedded within a Renaissance-styled garden to the south.
In their design statement the architects said: “Two new one and a half storey extensions will be added along the line of the courtyard boundary wall, providing accessible family living accommodation. These wings will be subservient to the existing listed building, constructed using high quality traditional finishes, in a sympathetic style.
“The extensions are not intended to restore the building to its original appearance but will use forms and detailing in 17th century domestic Scottish architecture.”
Masonry walls will be finished in painted wet-dash harling and natural random rubble.
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