The site for this house is spectacular: a flat table of land on an otherwise steep hillside looking south and along the majority of Loch Tay. An undistinguished existing timber cottage is to be demolished and the new house placed at the absolute rear of the site with a relatively blank north facade against the hillside. The main rooms of kitchen, dining and master bedroom are placed at the upper level with living space at a half level. On the ground floor are guest bedrooms, entrance, studies and garages. All rooms face south with views of the loch, with the rear wall wrapped around either end to include not only the accommodation but also a roofed external terrace at the western end. The section shows a flat overhanging roof with a long strip of roof lighting along the northern edge reflecting light into this otherwise potentially dark edge of the house. Kitchen, dining area and living room enjoy a subtle relationship: one undivided space and yet three distinct realms, semi-private from each other.
The project received planing permission in August 2006 but unfortunately the client has decided not to proceed and has sold the site.
|Architects||Richard Murphy, Jamie McCutcheon|