Bewlie Lodge Phase II completed01.02.2019
A non-descript single storey house has been, reclad, reconfigured and twice extended to create a series of spaces that closely relate to the surrounding gardens and southerly aspect.
Located in the hamlet of Bewlie in the heart of the Scottish Borders the owners of the house were looking for a design solution that added living and bedroom accommodation and also created a new and contemporary character to the external appearance. By utilsing the existing garage and adding a small angular extension, two new bedroom were created. Internal spaces were enlarged to provide a series of better proportioned rooms. Pre-coated siberian larch cladding wraps the main frontage of the house.
Having completed this project we were then asked to consider options for a glazed room adjacent to the kitchen. This new space is shaped to respond to the slope and nearby boundary at the side of the garden, with a cranked, glass facade maximising views to the garden and pond. A projecting zinc-clad roof provides a covered entrance. The shifting geometries of the plan are manifest in the overlapping alignments of terracotta floor tiles, glass walls and rooflight and bespoke timber steps.