Disused Golspie hotel to be reinstated as a family home
January 21 2021
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Demolition of an outdated annexe and garage will permit the addition of set back additional accommodation to the sides and a double-height extension and balcony to the rear, all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.
On a brighter note the wild flower landscaping proposal looks excellent.
Here's a very similar proposal, now completed, that works - extension separated from old by a link, more sympathetic roof pitch, etc.
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The extension isn't so much wrapping around the existing, more devouring it.