Surrounded by lush green hills, beautiful valleys and a captivating landscape that requires you away from large city rush is certainly the perfect way to spend a relaxed weekend. It is no wonder than that this unused, outdated mill in Biggar ML12, overlooking the distant Scottish border was picked as the excellent spot for a stunning vacation home. Of course, turning an outdated mill clad in stone into a modern vacation residence with understated, minimum type does take some and work and it is exactly right here that WT Architecture stepped in. Transforming the discarded mill into a fashionable hub, the architects turned to an insulated timber constructing that was “slotted into the stone structure”.
The nifty notion outcomes in a house that pays wealthy tribute to the heritage of the existing mill even whilst turning the interior into a contemporary retreat. The unique stone walls were reinforced and restored very carefully although the glittering new addition in wood acts as a room-within-a-area and even ends up generating a glazed clerestory! Pine boards and polished concrete define the new floors although construction grade spruce plywood ends up adding warmth to the walls.
Decrease levels of the vacation residence comprise of an open program living location with kitchen and dining area on 1 end whilst a lovely bedroom sits on the other flank that opens up towards the courtyard outside. Twin stairs connect the ground floor with the prime degree that homes 3 other bedrooms and bathrooms along with the loved ones area and a modest stove section. A perfect escape that glorifies the charm of adaptive reuse! [Photography: Andrew Lee]