This Scottish Georgian mansion, incorporating the remains of a seventeenth century tower house had been altered in the Victorian period and extended on one side in the mid twentieth century. Our design for the new wing balanced and completed the previously unsatisfactory composition, enhancing the appearance of the property as a whole and increasing its value. In addition to a large drawing room-cum-ballroom capable of holding family portraits, the new wing provides two additional bedrooms, bathrooms and a linen room.
Externally, the use of carefully matched traditional materials, including Scottish sandstone, lime mortar and Welsh slate, will ensure that the extension soon tones down to blend with the original house as it develops a natural patina. Internally, specially designed plasterwork and joinery, including raised and fielded panelling and chair rails, traditional 12-pane timber sliding sash windows complete with shutters, and French doors with a unique ornamental fanlight, provide a seamless continuation of the fine Georgian interiors. At the same time, the highly insulated building envelope ensures modern levels of thermal comfort and energy conservation.