Kenneth Reid Architects - Edinburgh

residential

Laverockdale Cottage

New life to historic Colinton cottage


A Listed B property within the new residential development at the Polofields in Colinton.

The derelict property was on the Historic Environment Scotland's "Buildings At Risk" register for a number of years.

KRA negotiated with the planners to renovate the small cottage and extend it, thus providing a thoroughly modern house for the next century.

The simple extension formed a new courtyard with the entrance re-orientated to the courtyard side and housed in the link between the old and the new i.e. entering in the centre of gravity of the plan.

A striking design resulted in a perfect blend and fusion between old and new in a harmonious way that also secures a listed building's future for the generations to come.