A total refurbishment and extension of a tired and partially derelict Tudor-Gothic home. The category 'A' Listed Stuckgowan House represents a unique example of a Tudor-Gothic home from the early 19th Century, located on a stunning site overlooking Ben Lomond. The visual properties and impact of the existing House are both unique and striking. By utilising the natural landscape our aim was to limit the visual impact of new terrace and garage additions whilst emphasising the quality of the original building. The terrace offers an improved internal-external relationship, increased usability and a better connection to the stunning landscape. The new garage extension is constructed under the existing site level - thereby reducing its visual impact - extending the existing terrace over the garage roof to provide magnificent panoramic views of Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond. Creation of a new door using an existing window opening, allows freedom of movement between the inside of the House and the magnificent views offered up by the terrace. Refurbished elements include a total upgrade of all rooms, including a remodelled kitchen, gym and cinema room. The house has been converted from a tired and sad relic, to a modern testament to play and fun. The project has been uncompromisingly sympathetic to the original detail and is a wonderful testament to an ambitious and uncompromising client.
Ciaran Bradley B. Sc. B. Arch
Director/ Project Architect
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