1.5 storey detached 'Borve' house clad in stone timber and render, with south-facing views. The client personalised the house, changing one of the bedrooms to an open plan studio with other doors removed to make it more open plan.
- Size/Scale 170m² / £225k
- Location Elsrickle, Scottish Borders
- Client McCann
- Completion 2012
Having this lovely light and these amazing views has really stimulated me. It’s a great place to work as well as to live and provides the right balance for the way we live.
The house was designed to maximise the excellent views from the raised site, facing south over the local hills. Services such as utilities and bathrooms are tucked in at the north of the house to allow maximum glazing and views to the south.
Despite being situated between a former church and manse, hence the house name, the design with minimal massing and local materials went through the planning process with a hitch.
A reasonably straight-forward application process, dealing with structure, insulation and drainage, resulted in an approval in a short period of time.
Once planning approval was achieved, the process was mainly without obstacle.
A steel and timber construction clad in cedar boarding, render and local sandstone. Traditional timber frame on concrete foundations with a concrete slab floor with underfloor heating. The house is heated from a ground source heat pump incorporated into the garden ground.
Andrew Black Design in-house design
Stanley Brash Limited
- Open plan living
- Maximised views
- Fround source heat pump
- Solar panels
- Local materials
- Home & Interior, Jan-Feb 2013