Broomfield Estate Development, Perthshire Housing, Scotland Property Images, Architect, Design
Broomfield Estate Buildings : Perthshire Property
Contemporary Scottish Housing Project by Zebrano Design Architects
13 Jul 2008
New Perthshire Property
Location: adj. Blairgowrie Golf Club, Perthshire, central Scotland
Estate of former Dundee jute baron
Broomfield Estate Development
1910 Edwardian mansion into four contemporary apartments
coach-house into four-bedroom home
Three contemporary villas set within their own private gardens
Developer / Architect : Zebrano
Sales Agent : Knight Frank
Zebrano Design Limited, 8 Manor Place, Edinburgh EH3 7DD, Scotland
The site comprises 4.3 acres of land situated in the “aspirational” Rosemount area of Blairgowrie, Perthshire.
The estate will include 5 apartments, 1 villa conversion and 3 new build villas, each with 1 acre of ground.
The main entrance is situated on the northern corner of the site adjacent to the Coach House.
The Coach House
The Coach House is an L shaped single villa conversion with private garden to the rear. Much of the exterior of the existing building has been retained but a number of “contemporary” design elements have been incorporated.
On the north east side of the building a new entrance canopy has been added which connects the garage to the main entrance externally. The canopy folds down to provide a vertical screen wall which protects the main entrance. The screen is clad in western red cedar.
The south west side of the building has been opened up substantially with glazing to provide open views from the main living areas through to the garden. New timber decking has been provided outside the living area and play room.
The open plan kitchen / dining / living room arrangement provides flexibility and brings the outdoors indoors allowing natural daylight to penetrate into the heart of the building.
The bedrooms are all generous and with en suites for the master bedroom and bedroom 1. The master bedroom has a generous 1.2m balcony overlooking the garden.
Broomfield House is a large Edwardian villa which comprises 5 apartments including 1 no. 1 bedroom apartment, 1 no. 3 bedroom duplex, 1 no. 2 bedroom apartment, 1 no. 3 bedroom apartment and 1 no. 3 bedroom contemporary penthouse.
All of the apartments, except apartment 3, are accessed through the existing main entrance. The entrance hall retains all of it’s period features including the fire place to the left with it’s delft tile surround and the grand timber stair case and stained glass windows behind.
The rooms in each of the apartments in Broomfield House remain largely unaltered in proportion and all of the existing windows, cornices, skirtings and facings have been retained. New kitchens, bathrooms and en suites have contemporary designs and are supplied by Porcelanosa.
Apartment 3 is accessed to the rear of the building through it’s own private garden.
Apartment 5 is the development’s “penthouse suite”. The apartment has a very large kithen / dining / living space with floor to ceiling glazing along the full length of one side. Large sliding doors open out onto a large terrace which allows views over to the fairways beyond the edge of the estate. All of the detailing in this apartment is contemporary.
The Walled Garden Villa
The Walled Garden Villa is approached through the estate’s main gate and then through a further gate set within the north east wall of the old walled garden. The wall itself is constructed in brick and has a continuous height of approximately 2.4m.
Once through the walled garden gates the villa has the appearance of a long slate wall with a similar height to the brick wall. The double timber door of the garage and the glass screen of the main entrance break up the solidity of the façade.
Entering the house through the vestibule the view of the garden through the glass façade on the opposite side of the house opens up before us. The L Shaped plan of the villa becomes clear at this point too showing a cloistered courtyard surrounded by a narrow “moat” and deep timber deck. The space created internally and externally could be described as both calming and contemplative. It is also reminiscent of the relationship between traditional Japanese temples and gardens.
The plan of the house consists of a “sleeping wing” and a “living wing”. The sleeping wing faces the south east and therefore benefits from sunlight in the morning whereas the living wing faces south west and receives more light in the evening.
The gardens have been sensitively landscaped and restructured to carry the architecture of the building outside while at the same time maintaining the position and horticulture of a number of the beds that had previously existed.
A single tree provides a focal point on the lawn in the middle of the garden.
The Woodland Villa
The setting of the Woodland Villa is in stark contrast to the walled garden.
Supporting mature Douglas Fir, Scots Pine, Lawson Cyprus, Noble Fir, Oak, Larch, Yew, Sycamore, Beech, Cherry and Maple trees the grounds of this villa are perfect for those with a love of nature at a grand scale.
The house is extremely harmonious with it’s environment and is designed to allow daylight to penetrate from above into the heart of the building.
The split pitched roof form and the contrasting stone and timber cladding materials on the opposite sides of the house present very different public and private faces.
The heart of the building consists of a double height space with roof lights wrapping overhead at the top of the fully glazed south east façade. The glazing allows views from the base to the top of these very mature trees from the comfort of a the living room.
Beyond the house in the woods is an open elliptical clearing within which is a small timber pavilion resting on a deck with a timber screen wrapping round them and providing a back drop to the space.
A woodland walk links the clearing back to the house and continues beyond with a looping journey through the trees.
The Fairway Villa
The largest of all the new houses, the Fairway Villa sits on the northern corner of 1 acre of open lawn surrounded by mature trees.
With glimpses through to the adjacent fairway, mature trees along the edge of the site and the expansive lawn the first impression received upon entering
the double height volume of the living area is simply breathtaking.
To the right there is a “feature” steel, glass and timber staircase leading to the gallery and bedrooms on the floor above. Also rising from the floor on the right to the ceiling of the double height volume is a chimney breast clad in slate. The open hearth is open on two sides (one towards the living area in the foreground and one towards the dining area behind beneath the gallery).
A deep external deck wraps around the southern corner of the building providing plenty of space to dine al fresco and there is a barbeque pit and preparation area built in.
A large open plan kitchen sits adjacent to the dining area with utility and drying room behind that.
In addition to the gallery overlooking the double height space (which has it’s own eternal balcony overlooking the garden). The upper floor contains 3 guest bedrooms and a large master bedroom with generous en suite bathroom and private terrace.
The tall glass façade on the south east relates to the tall mature trees and the timber cladding to the rear of the building softens the overall appearance of the building. These two interlocking volumes create a dynamic sculptural form within the landscape.
High drama and a sense of adventure are in abundance in this building.
The Fairway Villa is not for the faint hearted…
Location: Blairgowrie Golf Club, Perthshire, Scotland
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