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Carmichael House, Bridge of Earn

Carmichael House, Bridge of Earn

A contemporary interpretation of the Scottish 'Long House' with views over the ocean.

The site is situated between the village of Forgandenny and town of Bridge of Earn, within the Perth and Kinross council area. It is located at the end of a linear development of traditional single storey cottages. The site is a narrow triangular shape and generally flat but sits approximately 2m below the adjacent road level providing the opportunity to create a two storey home whilst maintaining the overall roof height along the streetscape.

The proposed design reflects the site constraints and an upside-down house was proposed to take advantage of the panoramic views. Although the house is a 1 1/2 storey, due to the site levels, appears a single storey cottage when viewed from the road.

To avoid a large monolithic plan, the massing of the house has been divided into two main parts, each with a unique character and connected by a glazed link corridor which allows circulation between. While both are contemporary in nature they are intended to correspond with the wider context of Perthshire architecture. Large elements of black framed alu-clad glazing punctuate each facade adding interest and assisting the outside reader of the building.

Design, Planning Permission

Carmichael House, Bridge of Earn

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