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January 21 2021

Disused Golspie hotel to be reinstated as a family home

A disused Highland hotel in the planned village of Golspie is to become a spacious home under new plans filed by CRGP Architects.

The practice proposes to remodel the former Golf Links Hotel on Church Street to create a single residence, returning the main building to its original role.

Demolition of an outdated annexe and garage will permit the addition of set back additional accommodation to the sides and a double-height extension and balcony to the rear, all employing a mix of traditional stone walling, timber lining and zinc sheets.

To the north, a guest annexe will connect to the main building by way of a glazed corridor and a large four-space detached garage with a golf simulator and kart room rounds out the accommodation.

Describing the planned interventions CRGP wrote: "The elevations follow a contemporary architectural language. Rather than trying to compete with the stone of the existing building, glass, grey metal and timber are used to give a light contrast. The glazing on the street elevation seeks to recede the extension to make the original house the key aspect. By introducing pitched roofs this echos the traditional forms in a modern way.

"The pitched roofs are continued to the rear of the house to face the garden. This gives a play of depth and light between the use of form and the stepping in and out to create balconies and covered areas."

The application is awaiting consideration by Highland Council. 

A wraparound extension will maximise the site footprint
A wraparound extension will maximise the site footprint
Dual gables and balconies will overlook a new courtyard garden
Dual gables and balconies will overlook a new courtyard garden

8 Comments

The Heart of Saturday Night
#1 Posted by The Heart of Saturday Night on 21 Jan 2021 at 09:35 AM
That's brutal.

The extension isn't so much wrapping around the existing, more devouring it.
Confused
#2 Posted by Confused on 21 Jan 2021 at 10:09 AM
Why would you do this to such a charming property?! That extension looks like its eating the house!
Concerned
#3 Posted by Concerned on 21 Jan 2021 at 10:20 AM
The extension does indeed not compete with existing structure, it totally overwhelms it.
Gie It Laldy in Kirkaldy
#4 Posted by Gie It Laldy in Kirkaldy on 21 Jan 2021 at 11:07 AM
What a beast of a Hoose ! The current building is wrapped in a rotten extension, look at the D&A peeps. All this needs is a bit of love and tenderness, refine the line, build it and it will shine. Lets love each other 2021. Positive Vibes Only !
Donnie
#5 Posted by Donnie on 21 Jan 2021 at 12:27 PM
If they want a pitched roof, at least go with the 45 degree pitch of the existing house.
jimbob tanktop
#6 Posted by jimbob tanktop on 21 Jan 2021 at 15:11 PM
Is this really a house or a surreptitious Hyundai dealership?
The Bairn
#7 Posted by The Bairn on 21 Jan 2021 at 15:31 PM
Yes that wraparound extension wouldn't look out of place if located within Perth's 'motor mile' zone.
On a brighter note the wild flower landscaping proposal looks excellent.
Nairn's Bairn
#8 Posted by Nairn's Bairn on 22 Jan 2021 at 13:24 PM
@#1 You're absolutely right, devouring it indeed.

Here's a very similar proposal, now completed, that works - extension separated from old by a link, more sympathetic roof pitch, etc.
https://www.urbanrealm.com/news/7657/Highland_Council_settle_into_%C2%A38m_Fort_William_office.html

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