A Cor-Ten Steel-Clad Farmhouse Renovation in Scotland

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April 18, 2014
From the bones of a neglected farmstead in rural Scotland emerges a low-impact, solar-powered home that’s all about working with what was already there. Read Full Article
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  Architect Andrew McAvoy created an earth-sheltered house in Scotland for Gavin and Angelique Robb and children Scarlett and Gus.  Photo by: Andrew MeredithCourtesy of: Andrew Meredith
    Architect Andrew McAvoy created an earth-sheltered house in Scotland for Gavin and Angelique Robb and children Scarlett and Gus.

    Photo by: Andrew Meredith

    Courtesy of: Andrew Meredith

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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.  Photo by: Andrew MeredithCourtesy of: Andrew Meredith
    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.

    Photo by: Andrew Meredith

    Courtesy of: Andrew Meredith

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  McAvoy worked with builder Stephen Campbell on structural elements such as the glass floor and walls.  Photo by: Andrew MeredithCourtesy of: Andrew Meredith
    McAvoy worked with builder Stephen Campbell on structural elements such as the glass floor and walls.

    Photo by: Andrew Meredith

    Courtesy of: Andrew Meredith

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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.  Photo by: Andrew MeredithCourtesy of: Andrew Meredith
    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.

    Photo by: Andrew Meredith

    Courtesy of: Andrew Meredith

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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.  Photo by: Andrew MeredithCourtesy of: Andrew Meredith
    The lounge, with maple flooring from an old school in nearby Aberdeen, has a Togo sofa by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset.

    Photo by: Andrew Meredith

    Courtesy of: Andrew Meredith

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  Designer Sue Macintosh chose the Farrow & Ball Off-Black paint for the master bedroom.  Photo by: Andrew MeredithCourtesy of: Andrew Meredith
    Designer Sue Macintosh chose the Farrow & Ball Off-Black paint for the master bedroom.

    Photo by: Andrew Meredith

    Courtesy of: Andrew Meredith

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  A Woolly Pocket planter hangs on the steel beam above a polished-concrete floor warmed by radiant heat.  Photo by: Andrew MeredithCourtesy of: Andrew Meredith
    A Woolly Pocket planter hangs on the steel beam above a polished-concrete floor warmed by radiant heat.

    Photo by: Andrew Meredith

    Courtesy of: Andrew Meredith

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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.  Photo by: Andrew MeredithCourtesy of: Andrew Meredith
    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.

    Photo by: Andrew Meredith

    Courtesy of: Andrew Meredith

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  Reclaimed oak beams dominate the upstairs lounge, which leads to the guest bedroom.  Photo by: Andrew MeredithCourtesy of: Andrew Meredith
    Reclaimed oak beams dominate the upstairs lounge, which leads to the guest bedroom.

    Photo by: Andrew Meredith

    Courtesy of: Andrew Meredith

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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.  Photo by: Andrew MeredithCourtesy of: Andrew Meredith
    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.

    Photo by: Andrew Meredith

    Courtesy of: Andrew Meredith

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  A	Kitchen
B	Dining Room
C	Lounge
D	Master Bedroom
E	Bedroom
F	Bathroom 
G	Bridge  Photo by: Andrew MeredithCourtesy of: Andrew Meredith
    A Kitchen B Dining Room C Lounge D Master Bedroom E Bedroom F Bathroom G Bridge

    Photo by: Andrew Meredith

    Courtesy of: Andrew Meredith

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