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Proposed House Abercorn Drive, Edinburgh

Proposed House Abercorn Drive, Edinburgh

This project is to be built in the garden of 35 Abercorn Crescent, but will have its address on Abercorn Drive. The area of Willowbrae spreads up the lower flanks of Arthur's Seat in a series of contour roads many of which are single sided. This proposed house is in the rear of a long garden and will be the only house to be on the opposite side of the street from a row of mostly bungalows. The design of the house is three storeys high and has the proportions of a little tower, although from the street it will appear to be one and a half storeys, access being across a bridge to the middle storey. The house internally is 'upside down', with the main floor of living, dining and kitchen being at the top and guest bedrooms being at the lowest level. In addition, there is a small south facing roof terrace and the living room and master bedroom take full advantage of the spectacular view of the Firth of Forth to the north. The simple steel frame is expressed externally and the cladding is corrugated aluminium on both the walls and the roof.

The project was refused planning permission on appeal.

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Architects Richard Murphy and Stephen Leonard
Engineers Create Engineering
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  • July 2011Richard Murphy Submits Plans For 'Upside Down' Edinburgh HomeUrban Realm
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