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February 28 2019

Planning secured for Anstruther cottage renovation

Architecture practice LBA have won planning consent for a radical renovation of an existing cottage in Anstruther, Fife, by subdividing an existing property into two homes.

Located at 5 Ellice Street on the edge of the Cellardyke Conservation Area, the project will see the current dwelling extended via a single storey rear extension and boundary wall through the current rear courtyard.

This will provide additional living space in the form of an open plan kitchen with glazed double doors opening to the garden.

Upstairs an attic level will also be extended around the existing stair, with a dormer window added to create a third bedroom.
As part of this work existing garages will be removed and replaced by a separate three-bedroom property alongside.

Reusing an existing retaining wall the new property will present a dark rendered wall above, punctuated by a long horizontal entrance referencing existing garage doors. Corten steel windows will break up this volume, including a feature picture window to the western elevation.

Associate Brian Tobin said: “This is a very exciting project, it presents a fantastic opportunity to create a contemporary intervention within historic fabric. We have daring client with ambition and a belief in good design. We look forward to delivering this for her over the coming months.”

A feature picture window will maxinise views and light
A feature picture window will maxinise views and light
Both homes will maximise the available footprint
Both homes will maximise the available footprint

The cottage occupies a prominent corner plot in the coastal town
The cottage occupies a prominent corner plot in the coastal town

8 Comments

Egbert
#1 Posted by Egbert on 28 Feb 2019 at 12:07 PM
Nice wee job - any further plans or images available UR?
boaby wan
#2 Posted by boaby wan on 28 Feb 2019 at 12:27 PM
that looks like a cracker, going to need some seriously sweet detailing to carry it off...
Pleasantfield
#3 Posted by Pleasantfield on 28 Feb 2019 at 14:17 PM
Might as well scrap the Cellardyke conservation area now. Not sure how this sort of modern design fits with conservation objectives unless someone has rewritten the rule book . Not against modern design as such but....
boaby wan
#4 Posted by boaby wan on 28 Feb 2019 at 15:14 PM
Pleasantfield, you do understand that most conservation area guidance and wider historic scotland guidance allow for well designed contemporary architecture and it's not really necessary to copy what's there already?
There's a possibility that someone has actually looked at the guidance and worked hard to get an interesting piece of design passed, imagine that!
StyleCooncil
#5 Posted by StyleCooncil on 28 Feb 2019 at 15:54 PM
Indeed #4.
Glad its isn’t zinc or trendy black scorched timber too. The render and stone will tie it into context nicely.
Good job LBA and client.

A supporter. (Planning guidelines are mince)
#6 Posted by A supporter. (Planning guidelines are mince) on 28 Feb 2019 at 22:41 PM
Unusually, the rendered elevation shows the building in a truer light than the little line perspective sketch which makes it look somewhat 'boxy' in the context of the adjoining properties. Good luck with it. A potential gem.
john park
#7 Posted by john park on 5 Mar 2019 at 08:09 AM
5 Ellice Street
DavidL
#8 Posted by DavidL on 6 Mar 2019 at 10:17 AM
Design is OK but they are removing almost all the parking on the street. The owner of the property is not following the rules when trying to get the house through planning permission. The architects were using their scanning devices in our garden next door without our permission and were not polite about it. The owner and the architects were making negative and harsh comments about other houses in the area too.

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