House at 6 Braid Hills Approach, Edinburgh
Our clients have bought an undistinguished bungalow and intend to demolish it and replace with a 540sq m home. The site is large and quite extraordinary. Sitting on top of a hill slightly higher than Edinburgh Castle. there is a 270 degree panoramic view from Arthur's Seat to the Pentland Hills. A new road will be constructed so that vehicles climb up anticlockwise, penetrate through the house and approach from the east side. In the tradition of the picturesque, the main view of the landscape is therefore withheld until within the house, presenting first a panorama west and then up a stair to the living room to the spectacular framed view to the north with the Castle at its centre. The three storey house has guest rooms, garage, hobby room etc. on the ground floor, the main living spaces as a continuous but subdividable cascade space on the first floor, with family bedrooms on the top floor. The materials are white brick and zinc. The house was submitted for planning permission in February 2022.