“LBA helped us take 10 years of loose ideas, grand plans and aspirations, and translated this into a design that encapsulated everything we ever hoped for. They listened to us and spent time really getting to understand what was important, both in terms of a house and a home. The designs we received in return went beyond anything we could have dreamt of. With LBA you don’t just get an architect, you get a partner, they’re with you the whole way through. We could not recommend LBA highly enough.”
Dan and Lucia Craig
This project demonstrates the potential an ordinary property located on a spectacular site can have. We were fortunate enough to have clients who had a passion for contemporary design, along with a desire to create a practical family home.
The property’s elevated position overlooks the village of Kinnesswood down to Loch Leven with views to St Serf’s Island and towards Kinross. The renovation has been designed to use this position to maximise natural light and offer a variety of views throughout the dwelling. The form of the building is inspired by the steep topography of the existing site.
The first floor comprises of an open plan living area, leveraging the panoramic views over Loch Leven. The ground floor encompasses the bedroom and ancillary accommodation nestled into the shell of the original dwelling. The building is split into two ‘wings’, connected via a fully glazed link which accommodates the entrance and circulation. Wrapped in blackened larch this property will dissolve and soften into the landscape over time.