Eddleston House, Peeblesshire Property, Dean Cottage, New Scottish Home, Architecture

Eddleston House Scotland

Georgian house Extension, Scottish Borders Property design by ICOSIS Architects, Scotland

29 Aug 2011

Eddleston Property

Private House near Eddleston

Black Barony, Peeblesshire, Scottish Borders, Scotland

Design: ICOSIS Architects

Dean Cottage

Eddleston House: Scottish Borders Home
image from Saltire Awards

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Dean cottage Eddleston house: new Scottish Borders home
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Project Description

icosis Architects have recently received Planning Consent for the remodeling and extension of a Georgian house in the Scottish Borders to form a large family home.

Eddleston House Scottish Borders Home Eddleston Property

As much as possible of the existing fabric of the house is to be retained, preserving the built history of the site as well as the considerable embodied energy of the building and its finishes. Beyond these two key considerations, the simple Georgian form of the original building (and its relationship with a formal garden to the south) form a crucial component of the character of the site, and the subsequent design for the extension seeks to maintain the clarity of this original form by remaining separate from the main elevation and by being discernibly contemporary.

The extension wraps around the original building and the new timber-clad two storey element is linked to it by a single-storey section which extends along the rear elevation, forming a new entrance hall and circulation.

Timber from the heavily wooded site will be used as internal finishes and as a continued source of fuel for the bio-mass boiler. An application is currently lodged for permission to reinstate a historic mill pond which will provide electricity via a small scale hydro generator. icosis are looking forward to taking this project forward where the landscape and historical setting of the site have provided direct inspiration for the design, affording a sustainability intrinsically linked with the husbandry of the land and its resources.

Eddleston House images / information from ICOSIS Architects

ICOSIS Architects

Location: Black Barony, Peeblesshire, Scotland

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