Harrapool House, Dualchas Building Design, Scotland, Architect, Photos
Dualchas House, Skye
West Coast of Scotland Home, Skye – design by Dualchas
23 May 2007
Type: Large guest house
Location: Harrapool, south Skye, Western Isles
Architects: Dualchas Building Design
Large Guesthouse – Harrapool, Isle of Skye
Planning restrictions on height meant that this four-bedroom guest house, in Harrapool on the Isle of Skye, had to be kept relatively low, so as not to block neighbours’ views. Therefore it was decided to cut in to the sloping site, setting the ground floor at shore level while entering the upper floor from a bridged walkway. Galvanised metal, white render, slate and stained grey larch have been used to give a modern aesthetic to the exterior, while the simple form maintains a link to the traditional buildings of the area.
The house is highly insulated, with under floor heating and two Morso stoves giving a heating boost when required. Skylights, double height living areas and an extensive use of oak characterise the interiors, but it is the views from the house which are the outstanding feature. All the rooms in the house look on to the spectacular Broadford bay, with the lower floor bedrooms’ sliding doors opening out on to a larch deck. On the upper floor, a kitchen links the public and private living areas, both of which have large areas of glazing to the shore. From here a variety of bird life can be observed, as well as regular sightings of resident otters.
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