The Houl, Castle Douglas Property, Dumfries & Galloway Home

The Houl Scotland, Castle Douglas Property, Scottish Residence, Dumfries & Galloway Home

The Houl, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

Dumfries & Galloway House, Scotland – design by Simon Winstanley Architects

19 May 2011

The Houl

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, southwest Scotland
2009
Design: Simon Winstanley Architects

New Castle Douglas Property

This elegant timber-clad, single storey ‘long house’ is set into its hillside setting, commanding long views over the River Ken valley to the Rhinns of Kells.

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photos © Andrew Lee

The principal accommodation sits within a steel-framed structure below a standing seam zinc roof, which is cantilevered on all sides for visual effect and to create additional sheltering. The roof plane follows the line of the hillside, blending into the horizon. The house achieves a zero carbon rating through its incorporation of high levels of insulation, heat recovery ventilation, an airsource heat pump, and a wind turbine; walls are highly insulated timber framed panels clad in cedar weatherboarding. With immaculate detailing, this home feels particularly light and spacious.

The Houl – Building Information

Location: Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway
Architect: Simon Winstanley Architects
Client: Simon Winstanley
Contractor: 36 Construction
Contract Value: Confidential
Date of completion: Dec 2009
Gross internal area: 185 sqm

The Houl Castle Douglas images / information from RIBA


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