revamping a traditional cottage in a respectful but contemporary manner
Private House Extension
John Tait Builder
Richard Gibson Architects, Touch3D, Steve Birrell
The new owners asked us to enlarge and modernise their traditional Shetland cottage but retain the charm of how the cottage sits in the hillside.
We designed a simple linear extension to the rear, partially concealed by the rising garden level. The black exterior diminishes its presence as a contrasting backdrop to the white splendour of the cottage.
The desired naturally lit spacious plan allows framed sea views by peeping past the cottage. The safe & secure feeling of the cottage lives on within the livingroom, where the fire makes a cosy place to be during the winter storms.
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