Elevated Maybole home takes design up a level
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November 14 2017
Martin & Cherry Gough have commissioned a singular ‘floating’ build which makes the most of its setting in a Victorian walled garden without impinging on the grounds.
The architects observed: “Our clients are returning from to the UK having lived all over the world (most recently Zambia and Estonia), and want to create a contemporary low-energy house.
“Badger's Keep is an elevated pavilion-style house, which floats above the existing topography of a Victorian Walled Garden in Ayrshire. The building was designed to avoid the need for disruptive and expensive foundations, which would disturb the garden, and has a wrap-around deck offering views over the surrounding countryside, and the garden itself.
“The building will be clad in burnt timber, with large areas of glazing. It's intended that the landscape will be left as a wild garden.”
Clad in untreated Siberian larch with a frameless glass balustrade the elevated home includes its own wraparound terrace.
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