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October 26 2020

Planning sought for upscale replacement Broxburn home

Proposals for a replacement rural family home in Broxburn by Iain Gaul Architects have been posted by City of Edinburgh planners.

An existing 1970s property at Totley Wells Lodge will be demolished in favour of a much larger new build home composed of two conjoined rectangular blocks, each of which will have a single storey glass extension, linked by a single-storey office.

Evoking traditional forms the pitched roof structure will be finished in painted timber and stone with interior spaces centred around a double-height dining hall overlooked by a first-floor balcony and a connected games room and living area.

In a planning statement, the architect wrote: "The site is located adjacent to a quiet country road but is in a prominent position at a bend in this road and consequently is highly visible. As a result, the design of the elevation facing towards the road has been carefully considered with a symmetrical elevation provided with the main feature being a large central projection, finished in stone with a large glazed area which extends to the apex of the roof. This large glazed area will allow the occupants to benefit from the attractive views over the farmland to the north."

Two mature trees and the majority of an existing beech hedge will be retained as part of the work. 

The existing house is in a poor state of repair
The existing house is in a poor state of repair
Twin sun rooms will maximise views across surrounding farmland
Twin sun rooms will maximise views across surrounding farmland

7 Comments

TheFakeArchitect
#1 Posted by TheFakeArchitect on 26 Oct 2020 at 11:56 AM
The 3D's of this look good, but I'm not so sure about the floor plan layouts. I'll never understand why the Dining Room is positioned so far away from the Kitchen. What if you forget the broon sauce?
jimbob tanktop
#2 Posted by jimbob tanktop on 26 Oct 2020 at 13:31 PM
Nobody forgets the broon sauce. Not ever.
Graeme McCormick
#3 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 26 Oct 2020 at 13:56 PM
A mess!
Broonie
#4 Posted by Broonie on 28 Oct 2020 at 15:00 PM
The plan would fail a first year crit. Unless the client's true intention is to subdivide the brute into two dwellings in the future. Either way it isn't great.
Toonie
#5 Posted by Toonie on 28 Oct 2020 at 16:16 PM
Massive improvement compared to the existing house.
Broonie
#6 Posted by Broonie on 28 Oct 2020 at 21:38 PM
#5 the existing crumbling house. Well, that is something to be proud of at least.
7yrsatuni
#7 Posted by 7yrsatuni on 29 Oct 2020 at 14:03 PM
#4...first year crits have been removed and replaced by lectures on critique over creation

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