Set in an enclosed plot in the heart of Kilwinning, this small site posed several challenges. Principally these were how to introduce natural light and how to provide a small house with a big attitude.
Our approach was to design the house in an upside down configuration. We located the bedrooms on the ground floor and the main living spaces on the first floor. This afforded the living spaces with much greater natural light. It also allowed the living room to have a vaulted roof space creating a much greater sense of space. The roof void over the kitchen and dining area were used to create a small gallery study which looks down onto the lounge. By combining these elements, we were able to create a house which feels much bigger than it is.