Modern ‘clachan’ envisaged for Isle of Bute farmhouse
January 11 2019
Mount Stuart Trust are proposing to demolish a pre-1900’s farmhouse overlooking Gallachan Bay on the Isle of Bute, to make room for six detached homes modelled as a modern clachan.
The 9,000sq/m site is accessible from the A844, offering expansive southerly views across the Sound of Bute to the Isle of Arran, maximised through the use of extensive glazing.
In their design statement Architeco observed: “The proposal creates a modern day Clachan, with a grouping of houses located around a shared courtyard, which includes the parking. The replacement farmhouse has a direct access drive, retaining the siting of the original farmhouse, and has rear access to the courtyard area.
“The replacement farm house is finished with white rendered walls and a slate roof with traditional Bute style dormers to the front elevation, with the remaining houses of the same style, but finished in timber cladding and a metal sheet roof to create a recessive visual appearance and be reminiscent of the eclectic mix of removed farm buildings.”
Each home will be rotated clockwise from due south to provide a degree of privacy from passing traffic.