Allt an Duin

Andrew Brown and Claire White-Sharman, Argyll and Bute, 2007


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Andrew Brown and Claire White-Sharman     Download Original

  • View from rear    
  • The house occupies a remote rural site    
  • View of the house in its landscape setting    
  • Entrance between the parallel buildings    
  • Drystone walling and slate paving are sourced locally    
  • View through the building    
  • Double-height kitchen    
  • Oak fittings    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Model of site    
  • Model of building    

Holiday home constructed from almost entirely Scottish materials

This holiday home – informed in proportions by nearby crofting cottages – is on a remote peninsula on the west coast of Scotland.

The accommodation is split between two parallel buildings, linked by a single-storey entry area. Four solid dry-stone walls flank the buildings, broken by full-height windows.

Locally sourced stone, reclaimed Scottish slate, lead, oak and larch are used to achieve a mix of grey tones, helping the buildings blend with their surroundings.


  • Completed: 2007
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £225,000
  • Address: Allt an Duin, Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute, PA30, United Kingdom