Placements

Window Placements In This Home Frame The Views Like Artwork

Window Placements In This Home Frame The Views Like Artwork

Brown & Brown Architects has designed the remodel and addition of a traditional house in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park in Aviemore, Scotland.

A modern home addition with a material palette of local natural stone, Siberian Larch, natural slate, blackened stainless steel, and glass.

The contemporary extension has a timber and glass upper volume that rests above a stone plinth, and extends outwards, supported by exposed steel columns.

A modern home addition with a material palette of local natural stone, Siberian Larch, natural slate, blackened stainless steel, and glass.

The addition has a material palette of local natural stone, Siberian Larch, natural slate, blackened stainless steel, and glass.

A modern home addition with a material palette of local natural stone, Siberian Larch, natural slate, blackened stainless steel, and glass.

A glass-lined hallway connects the original home and the new addition.

A glass-lined hallway connects an addition to the original home.

The addition was designed to create larger social spaces for family gatherings.

A glass-lined hallway connects an addition to the original home.

Stepping into the new addition, and there’s a wood bookshelf that hides a powder room.

A wood bookshelf hides a powder room.

The living room has a vaulted ceiling with exposed wood beams, a double-sided fireplace, and a wood-lined niche that houses the television.

A modern living room with a steel fireplace surround and a wood-lined niche for a television.
A modern living room with a steel fireplace surround.

On the other side of the fireplace is the dining room that enjoys a picturesque view of the trees.

A modern dining room that enjoys a picturesque view of the trees.

Adjacent to the dining area is the kitchen, which includes colorful lower cabinets, a countertop with waterfall edges, and a section that can be used as a desk.

A modern kitchen includes colorful lower cabinets, a countertop with waterfall edges, and a section that can be used as a desk.

In the original home, steel and wood stairs have been included and connect to the bedrooms and bathrooms.

Modern steel and wood stairs.
Modern steel and wood stairs.

In one of the bedrooms, a thin horizontal window removes the need for artwork, as it perfectly frames the view.

In this modern bedroom, a thin horizontal window removes the need for artwork, as it perfectly frames the view.
Photography by Gillian Hayes | Architect: Brown & Brown Architects | Structural Engineer: Design Engineering Workshop | Contractor: Spey Building & Joinery