When Dundee City Council auctioned off the former Duntrune demonstration garden in 2006, Aim were commissioned by DDL to produce a series of four 300m² villas to reflect the massing and form of the existing terraced housing. The eventual design was a classic contemporary solution to assimilate with the adjacent Victorian villas.
A simple palate of sandstone, white render and Iroko timber compliment the interior of the houses’ open plan, ground floor living-spaces, and the 5 substantial first-floor bedrooms. Existing mature planting was protected to maintain screening from the street, with substantial gardens facing South West to the rear of the properties, offering privacy from Duntrune Terrace. Owners have complimented the design and internal organisation of the houses, with particular praise received from resident and TV presenter Lorraine Kelly.
“It’s the mix of old and new that we love. The Iroko timber is stunning and the open plan living area has genuinely changed how we live!” - Bob Doak - Goretex