Brown & Brown Architects

Cairngorms House

This bespoke house is located in the Cairngorms National Park, and sits on a beautiful South-facing site at Newe, Strathdon, in Aberdeenshire.

A simple mono-pitch form follows the slope of the site, with a stacked stone wall running along the Northern edge of the building, and extending out into the landscape on both side, seamlessly connecting the house to the landscape. Large expanses of South-facing glass open the house up to the views across the valley, towards the river Don.

The house is a low-cost, energy efficient building, which requires no central heating, and utilises the heat of the sun. This combined with excellent levels of air-tightness, and a state of the art mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system, provide a comfortable living temperature all year round.

Total dimensions
20 × 4.5 × 7 m / 125 m² (Length, Height, Width / Area)
Location
Strathdon
Total cost
RM1,018,793
  • House approach Brown & Brown Architects Modern houses Wood

    House approach

    Approach to new modern house at Strathdon, in the Cairngorms National Park, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

  • House sitting within site Brown & Brown Architects Modern houses Wood

    House sitting within site

    View of single storey mono-pitch house sitting within site with trees behind

  • External front elevation Brown & Brown Architects Modern houses Wood

    External front elevation

    Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo
    Ideabooks: 2
    ["IN"] [Published] 30 Pictures of beautiful snow covered houses for you this Christmas
    ["RU"] [Published] 15 современных энергоэффективных домов

    View of single storey mono-pitch house sitting within site with trees behind

  • Detail shot of dining room window and deck Brown & Brown Architects Modern houses Wood

    Detail shot of dining room window and deck

    Detail shot of dining room window and deck

  • House in the snow Brown & Brown Architects Modern houses Stone

    House in the snow

    Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo
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    ["KR"] [Published] 매년 겨울, 당신을 따스하게 맞이할 아름다운 설경 속 주택 7선
    ["IN"] [Published] 30 Pictures of beautiful snow covered houses for you this Christmas
    ["RU"] [Published] ​Чем отапливать дом дешевле: выбираем систему по цене

    Rear elevation showing stone wall running inside/outside, with snow covered site

  • South East elevation Brown & Brown Architects Modern houses Wood

    South East elevation

    Image showing wrap around deck with overhanging roof, and stone wall stepping down into the landscape

  • Detail of timber and stone cladding Brown & Brown Architects Modern houses Wood

    Detail of timber and stone cladding

    Detail image showing timber and stone cladding, and glazing.

  • Stone / Timber cladding to living and dining Brown & Brown Architects Modern houses Wood

    Stone / Timber cladding to living and dining

    Stone and timber cladding, with glazed openings to living and dining areas, and wrap around timber deck.

  • Concrete Hearth Wall Brown & Brown Architects Living room Concrete White

    Concrete Hearth Wall

    Concrete hearth wall in living area housing TV and wood burning stove. Stone wall with clerestorey above.

  • Bathroom Brown & Brown Architects Modern style bathrooms Tiles Grey

    Bathroom

    Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo
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    ["EG"] [Published] 9 أفكار مميزة لإضاءة الحمام

    Grey tiled bathroom with freestanding bath and view out to landscape

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