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A wonderful country house, set in 3 acres of parkland garden, in the heart of Gullane. The house has been in the same family for many years and it holds much history.

The client – we have worked with the family before – wanted to modernise the kitchen and the sub-serviant wing. We soon realised that the latter was best removed and a new garden room added.

The original plan was opened up, to create a generous living kitchen, with light from both ends and views to the garden. We picked up on some of the detailing of the original house in the new doors out and in the garden room.

The garden room links well to the original house – it forms a south west facing terrace, which captures the afternoon sun & light. The space is lofty, with roof glazing as well as the arched windows and doors which open on to the garden.

These simple moves have resulted in a cohesive range of spaces, sympathetic to the original but with their own character.

It transforms the way that the clients live in the house and it links it closely to the outside landscape.

Contractor: JM Henry Builders
Structural Engineer: Edinburgh Structures