This project designed whilst working at Bossley Architects is located on a steeply sloping very narrow site on the cliff above Rothesay Bay. A simple monopitch roof follows the slope of the site and you move through the house alongside a white bagged brick wall which steps up the site towards the view. The bagged brick wall not only highlights the circulation route through the house but also links the interior spaces as they sit either side of wall and open out to the view.
The living spaces located on the lower levels of the house open out onto a series of different outdoor areas located around the perimeter of the site. These not only offer different aspects from which to shelter from the various winds that the site is exposed to but also have differing levels of privacy. From the more intimate and protected space of the TV room terrace to the more public deck of the main living area.
The bedroom spaces are located on the upper levels of the house with the main bedroom space appearing to float above the water at high tide. This room is a spectacular place to be in any kind of weather.
The simple exterior material palette of bagged brick, cedar cladding, dark aluminium joinery and cladding is continued into interior spaces to both link the exterior to the interior but also define the main architectural elements of the house.
Mark Smith Photographer