Findhorn Village & Conservation Area
A prospective project for a series of 3 holiday houses sunken into the waterfront near Elderslie House. Primary concerns are with seclusion, views and proximity to Findhorn Bay.
Construction of a Plot 5 as the first of the new Heathneuk Sites on the Beach Road in Findhorn. A new 3 bedroom dwelling with upper floor study overlooking the north shore and a detached double garage, completed with beach-groynes walling to the road edge with marram grass & Birch tree planting.
Elderslie is a detached Villa located on a slight promontory on the shores of Findhorn Bay. The site is accessed along a private road (the line of the old railway) to an area of secluded open ground overlooking the water. It is proposed to sub- divide the 2 acre plot and to redesign the relationship of Elderslie to its landscape setting, by creating an open- ended courtyard between the two building forms. With the new building form mirroring, scale, proportion and materials of its elderly neighbour.
Modernisation and upgrading of a traditional fisher cottage in the heart of the Conservation Area. Maintaining the historic appearance of the old tin roof cottage while replacing 1970's rear structures with a contemporary 1.5 storey extension. Simple but space efficient.
Monessie is a traditional Villa overlooking Findhorn Bay. Extensive refurbishment including woodworm & timber decay treatment, provision of insulation, heating and replacement of external windows & doors in a style to match existing. Internally the dwelling is now suitable for limited mobility access on the entire ground floor. As a result a new rear wing is to be added to provide bedroom, wc facilities, new rear access and internal circulation space.
Sylvan Heath is a group of 5 contemporary new houses in the village of Findhorn. Sited in the gorse and dunes off The Beach road. Each of the dwellings has been designed to meet the highest environmental and energy performance standards incorporating the use of renewable energy heating systems. The Plots have now been sold with Detail Consent by the Developer to individual Owners who proposed to use their own builder to complete their project.
Located behind period Villas facing over Findhorn Bay and on the generic 1970's housing development of Fyrish Road. The design of this new dwelling takes its inspiration from a more contemporary period, respecting the scale of adjacent building forms, its architectural traditions of changing ground levels, courtyards, white, grey & natural materials with a simple gabled roof form.
Architects House & Office in the centre of the Conservation Village of Findhorn overlooking The Bay & Nature Reserve. Main Contractor ST Building Services with separate trades Raymond George Plumbing, GD Electrical, RC Joiners Ltd. Specialist Suppliers: TreeCraft Windows & Doors, Jotun Paint Finishes, Russwood Flooring & Genvex HVAC Heat Recovery Ventilation Heat Pump.
A house centred around family living and the eccentricities of daily life, experienced through the mediation of light, twisting stairways and levels change manipulated to accommodate the quirks of family. The house is situated on 'the Field of Dreams' which gave scope for its vibrant colour palette; the natural oxidising process of the lime render.
Driftwood Cottage eco-cottage located in the heart of the Village of Findhorn. Designed as a self-catering holiday cottage with a sheltered and private south-facing courtyard to enjoy some out door living, surrounded by a blue picket fence off a quiet pedestrian lane. Main Contractors: Russell Construction Moray Ltd with John Harris of Findhorn.
For information about rentals; Findhorn Holiday Cottages.
To complement the renovation of Druimore is the creation of new external sauna & hot-tub suite within a new landscape garden setting that belies its location in the heart of the village of Findhorn. Project work undertaken by Liz Green Landscape Gardener & RCJ Ltd Joinery as Main Contractor for both projects.
The first zero carbon house in Scotland, winner of Scottish Design Award 2009, situated in The Park, Findhorn Foundation Eco Community. The house fore-fronts Second Nature Sheep Wool Insulation as an innovative material to the building industry meanwhile incorporating other traditional materials in a modern design. Attention to detail is crucial in the houses' bespoke joinery and high quality material finishes.
Winner of the IAA Design Awards for the "Best New Building" category in Moray & East Highlands 2010. This new 2 bedroom eco-house was made possible by the demolition of a 1970's dwelling within the Conservation Village of Findhorn. In its place is a spacious, contemporary house with upstairs living giving views over the North shore and south to Califer. The tradition detailing belies the contemporary use of materials.