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Project begun for 2 barn conversions in Highlands

March 12, 2014

Our client has purchased a piece of land containing two derelict barns and a house plot. Today we visited the site and surveyed the two barns in order to begin the 'as existing' drawings, which, as usual, form the basis of any design proposal.

The barns are stone built in a traditional Scottish style, with pitched roofs (one corrugated metal, one clay tile). They are both in a poor state of repair but have retained some attractive features, such as the narrow slot windows, which we would like to retain and encompass in the designs.

It is intended to convert the barns into residential accommodation and to exploit the magnificent mountainous views to the south and west of the site. Each barn is 'L' shaped which creates a courtyard around which to base the accommodation. There is also a small watercourse running between the barns which adds to the rural character of the area.