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March 14 2019

LBA win planning for Dalkeith ‘secret garden’ home

LBA has won planning consent from Midlothian Council to build a ‘secret garden’ home within the Eskbank and Ironmills conservation of Dalkeith.

The three-bedroom property will sit discreetly within the grounds of the C-listed Mayfield Lodge, offering a contemporary residence among garden grounds.

Sleeping and living accommodation are joined by a hallway opening out onto the rear courtyard, serving as an extension to the living space itself with a dual-sided fireplace and built-in snug.

Further courtyard spaces provide a mix of private gardens and social spaces. Angled timber cladding woven with foliage wraps the facades of these spaces, providing lush backdrop views from interior spaces.

Associate Brian Tobin said “This site called for a very specific design approach which challenged a lot of planning norms within the conservation area. We believe this led us to an imaginative response to building on a backland site and hope to push it forward with the purchase of the site.”

The plot of land is currently for sale via Savills.

A network of private external spaces sit in harmony with the home
A network of private external spaces sit in harmony with the home
An overview of the house and grounds
An overview of the house and grounds

Courtyards provide a readymade social and entertainment space
Courtyards provide a readymade social and entertainment space
Interior rooms are orientated to make the most of the garden
Interior rooms are orientated to make the most of the garden

Sleeping and living quarters are connected by a generous circulation space
Sleeping and living quarters are connected by a generous circulation space

6 Comments

Sven
#1 Posted by Sven on 14 Mar 2019 at 10:28 AM
I do love this. There is something comforting about a nice courtyard garden. This is a good design for spacious property on a compact footprint full of light.
Stressy Bessy
#2 Posted by Stressy Bessy on 14 Mar 2019 at 10:42 AM
The lack of coasters under the glasses in the living room render is causing me more anxiety than I fell is useful.
rankbadyin
#3 Posted by rankbadyin on 14 Mar 2019 at 11:01 AM
Fantastic work LBA.
CadMonkey
#4 Posted by CadMonkey on 14 Mar 2019 at 13:13 PM
Erm..seriously.....why has the corridor got a fireplace?
I can see that never getting built.
Dr P
#5 Posted by Dr P on 15 Mar 2019 at 14:16 PM
Reminds me of the Berry House by Morris and Steedman... Its a shame that the big courtyard is on the road side, it should be a nice house though.
Jon
#6 Posted by Jon on 18 Mar 2019 at 17:25 PM
@ #4 I think the fireplace in the corridor is for the external courtyard, from the images..

Very nice project though, even if my favourite thing is the puppy in the first image...

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