Set in the grounds of the Carbeth Estate, Killearn, the existing property consists of a series of cottages forming a traditional courtyard arrangement. The courtyard was incomplete with one corner demolished several years previously.
The proposals sought to repair the courtyard form with a simple, elegant insertion completing the corner. To the courtyard side, the extension takes on a traditional form with sandstone re-used from garden walls being removed, traditional punched windows and a reclaimed slate roof. This sits sympathetically with the adjacent existing facades and strengthens the ‘repair’ of the courtyard.
The outward facing elevations have a contemporary aesthetic with large expanses of glazing, cedar cladding and leadwork. Large, glazed sliding screens link the internal space to a new landscaped terrace and the countryside beyond.
Internally a double height space is formed housing a large living space and feature stair to the existing first floor studio space. Underfloor heating provides the principal heat source to the extension.
The project completed Spring 2014.
Maryhill Burgh Halls, 10-24 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow, G20 8YE
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