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Tokavaig House, Skye

The Shed: West Coast of Scotland House – design by Dualchas, architects

20 Oct 2008

Tokavaig Property

The Shed, Tokavaig, Isle of Skye, Western Isles, northwest Scotland
Architects: Dualchas Building Design

Featured on Dream Homes – ITV 1, 12 Jul 2009

Client: Mary Arnold-Forster
Engineer: John Peden Associates
Contractor: K2S
Cost: £200,000

Tokavaig House Dualchas Skye property

The Shed, Skye

News Release – 9 Jan 2009:
A Dualchas Project on the Isle of Skye has been shortlisted for the prestigious AJ Small Projects Awards for 2009.

The Shed, in Tokavaig on the Sleat peninsula, is the home of Dualchas architect Mary Arnold-Forster, and is one of 24 projects from across the UK to have made the shortlist.

The house will be exhibited at New London Architecture and other venues around the UK throughout the year, as well as feature in the architecture journal, the AJ.

The overall winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on the 4th of February.

Ground floor – entrance lobby, three bedrooms, bathroom, shower room kitchen/ dining, living room
Upper floor –living room, study, bathroom, bedroom

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With the first grant-aided exhaust-air heat pump in Scotland to power the under-floor heating and hot-water system, together with solar panels and over-insulation, this corrugated and larch clad ‘shed’ should prove economical in the extreme. External shutters can be slid into place on a track in front of the large area of glazing to bring a sense of protection during the wild Highland winter storms. While there is under-floor heating throughout the house, a large woodburning stove has been installed to provide an additional point of focus in the downstairs open-plan living/dining area.

To make the best use of the location and views, the siting and layout of this structure was key. Upstairs a cantilevered picture window gives a view of the Cuillin mountain range while the large area of glazing downstairs faces south-west to the sea loch and across to the islands of Rhum and Canna.

Tokavaig house info + photos from Dualchas Building Design 21 Oct 2008

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