Loch Duich, Scotland – Rural Design Architects
Built area: 120m2
Photography: Nigel Rigden
Leachachan Barn, once used as a byre for working horses, sits on the southern shores of Loch Duich looking out at the Five Sisters of Kintail. The barn has been redesigned and transformed into a modern house while retaining the original character.
Featuring a vaulted open plan living area, the main bedroom, bathroom, ‘bunk room’ and a TV area are all on the mezzanine level.
From the architect:
“Leachachan Barn near Letterfearn on the south side of Loch Duich has been sensitively transformed into a new house. A dramatic new opening in the gable has opened up the views to the Five Sisters of Kintail, while allowing the rest of the house to remain true to its origins. A simple lean-to extension to the rear increases the floor area in a traditional manner. The larch cladding contrasts with the original stonework, and will fade to a beautiful silver grey.”
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