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LADIES LAKE, St. Andrews
This stunning property is replacing an existing dwelling dating back to 1968.
From the frameless glass on the balcony to the high quality stonework and bronze cladding every aspect of this build oozes character.

Reflecting the original house we have designed the house using the site topography which minimises its impact to the exterior of the site. The ridge of the new building will not extend above the line of the existing building and hence will not have a greater impact than the original. Although the house is three storey, where possible we have presented a single storey to the south side to minimise the impact of the massing.

The design concept is to, where possible, maximise the aspect to the sea in as many rooms as possible. The public face has been presented in a more sober manner with minimal openings which allows a transition from exterior to interior, which then reveals the sea views. The glazed balcony to the west will cantilever out over the cliff below.

The basis of the existing gardens structure will be retained, using the existing boundary walls and driveway as a focus for a new planting scheme. The opportunity will be taken to increase planting in the garden, moving away from the current annuals focus to attract a greater diversity of wildlife and introduce more native species. The clients are keen bird and wildlife watchers and will develop the garden over time to bring greater diversity of birds and insects to the garden. The garden master plan is being developed by Rankin Fraser Landscape Architects.

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