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Client / Private
Budget / Confidential
Stage / Completed 2009

Distinction ASA Residential Awards 2011
Distinction ASA Small Project Awards 2011
Winner Aberdeenshire Design Awards [Conservation] 2010
Shortlisted Aberdeenshire Design Awards [Sustainability] 2010
Shortlisted Galvanizing Awards 2011
AJ Small Projects Awards 2010

Lecht Cottage is a historic listed property on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire. Comprising three conjoined buildings with all original fittings intact it is a fine example of 19th century NE Scottish vernacular architecture.

The project entails the restoration of the main house and a small shop annex, as well as the refurbishment of a water powered threshing mill for use as a photography gallery. To allow these constituent parts to function the proposal also includes two discrete extension pieces: an enclosed glass bridge providing linkage over the mill stream and a south facing extension to the house.

The property has no connection to utilities so as a result the proposal makes use of small scale solar and ground source heat exchange technologies to provide power and heating.