Studio LK was instructed to design a six bedroom private dwelling on land in Perthshire.
The client wanted a contemporary house that was informed by the local traditional architectural language, but which also harnessed the qualities of modern architecture, such as large areas of glazing for well lit spaces, and spaces that flow internally.
The main internal spaces, the dining, living and entrance areas flow in this way around a contained kitchen, which sits as an element within this flowing space. A ‘snug’ is hidden away behind closed doors to provide a more informal family space.
The building’s external massing takes precedent from the Scottish tower house, and is a three storey building albeit the lower level is currently a basement (lit by high level windows), with the ability to be exposed at a future date.
Window and door openings have been built in anticipation. Planning did not permit three storeys at the time of planning permission being granted.