This modern residence situated at West Meadows outside the Perthshire village of Longforgan has been designed to afford its owners optimum views of its picturesque setting. With a mature forest backdrop and extensive views of the Tay valley, a glass topped walkway connects the two upper wings of the house and spills light into the centre of the house via a large roof lantern. Its form, which echoes the simple shapes of the Scottish vernacular, creates a minimalist aesthetic that is punctuated by large areas of glazing. Low maintenance white render and high performance anodised silver glazing combined with cement tile cladding complete the external skin of the house to ensure maintenance requirements are minimised.
Throughout the inside of the house, sightlines are developed that offer glimpses across the spaces and into the garden beyond. The ground floor kitchen, dining area and lounge revolve around a dark brick hearth fireplace that forms the hub of the living spaces. A palette of white render and glass combined with warm natural hardwoods and ceramic creates a contemporary yet homely interior.
“The simplicity of the design has created an open, modern, and warm house with commanding views of the Tay Valley - a simply lovely house to live in” - Shirley and Dave Wallace