A Cor-Ten Steel-Clad Farmhouse Renovation in Scotland

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April 18, 2014
Originally published in Modern Today
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  Architect Andrew McAvoy created an earth-sheltered house in Scotland for Gavin and Angelique Robb and children Scarlett and Gus.
    Architect Andrew McAvoy created an earth-sheltered house in Scotland for Gavin and Angelique Robb and children Scarlett and Gus.
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  Cor-Ten steel from a ship building yard clads the new structure, which connects via a glass “bridge” to a rebuilt stone farmhouse containing the bedrooms.
    Cor-Ten steel from a ship building yard clads the new structure, which connects via a glass “bridge” to a rebuilt stone farmhouse containing the bedrooms.
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  McAvoy worked with builder Stephen Campbell on structural elements such as the glass floor and walls.
    McAvoy worked with builder Stephen Campbell on structural elements such as the glass floor and walls.
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  The bottom floor contains the kitchen and the dining area; the lounge is upstairs. The cabinets are from Ikea, as are the table and chairs, and the child’s Tripp Trapp chair is from Stokke.
    The bottom floor contains the kitchen and the dining area; the lounge is upstairs. The cabinets are from Ikea, as are the table and chairs, and the child’s Tripp Trapp chair is from Stokke.
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  The lounge, with maple flooring from an old school in nearby Aberdeen, has a Togo sofa by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset.
    The lounge, with maple flooring from an old school in nearby Aberdeen, has a Togo sofa by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset.
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  Designer Sue Macintosh chose the Farrow & Ball Off-Black paint for the master bedroom.
    Designer Sue Macintosh chose the Farrow & Ball Off-Black paint for the master bedroom.
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  A Woolly Pocket planter hangs on the steel beam above a polished-concrete floor warmed by radiant heat.
    A Woolly Pocket planter hangs on the steel beam above a polished-concrete floor warmed by radiant heat.
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  McAvoy rebuilt the farmhouse’s original stone walls piece by piece. The couple found the sofa and ottoman at a local shop, Annie Mo’s. For the new structure, Grace & Webb fabricated a laser-cut steel balcony.
    McAvoy rebuilt the farmhouse’s original stone walls piece by piece. The couple found the sofa and ottoman at a local shop, Annie Mo’s. For the new structure, Grace & Webb fabricated a laser-cut steel balcony.
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  Reclaimed oak beams dominate the upstairs lounge, which leads to the guest bedroom.
    Reclaimed oak beams dominate the upstairs lounge, which leads to the guest bedroom.
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  The glass balustrade and floor were sourced in Germany and installed by James Aiken. Angelique, the founder of Papillon Designs and Landscaping, clustered plantings around the exterior glass addition.
    The glass balustrade and floor were sourced in Germany and installed by James Aiken. Angelique, the founder of Papillon Designs and Landscaping, clustered plantings around the exterior glass addition.
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  A	Kitchen
B	Dining Room
C	Lounge
D	Master Bedroom
E	Bedroom
F	Bathroom 
G	Bridge
    A Kitchen B Dining Room C Lounge D Master Bedroom E Bedroom F Bathroom G Bridge
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