by A449 Ltd
Awards RIBA Award for Scotland 2017
There are very few sites which combine proximity to a major conurbation, coastal views of this quality and direct access to a beach. The clients inherited the site and determined that a partial re-build of the historic seaside steading, combined with a substantial new-build, would provide a unique, welcoming new home. The new, timber-clad, extension serves as a foil to the stone-built existing form. The extension houses double-height living, kitchen and dining spaces.
The house is accessed via a garden courtyard. Large glazed panels open up on the entrance elevation to the sheltered sun terrace. The windows on the beach frontage offer long views to the Fife and East Lothian coastlines and open onto the view.
Although set between a busy road and a public beach, this new home is simultaneously public and private, polite to its neighbours and deceptively large.
Contractor Gloss - Paul Rogers
Structural Engineer SDC - James Lewis/Paul Thomson