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Drumoak, Aberdeenshire

Complete December 2015

Private Residential

Mr & Mrs Gray

The site for this single dwelling house is located at the edge of woodland and surrounded by agricultural fields. The site originally contained two terraced single storey cottages, and the client’s intention was to refurbish and extend, however it soon became apparent that their poor condition made this proposal impractical.

 

The intention was to create a simple building that incorporates traditional forms and materials but utilises them in a contemporary manner. The main form of the building is a two-storey rectangle with a pitched slate roof and expressed rendered gables, enlivened by the use of metalwork details.

 

The addition of a single storey ‘wing’ creates an L-shaped plan that defines a private external area at the rear of the house. This is west facing and allows views to the hills in the distance, while large windows offer the same benefit in poorer weather.

 

Internally the public spaces are largely open plan and flow through into the main dining area, creating a contemporary feel to the interior which is carried through in the choice of fittings and finishes.