Tigh Port na Long

Dualchas Building Design, Isle of Skye, 2010


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South-east facade 

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  • Tigh Port na Long hidden within the landscape    
  • View from the east    
  • Tigh Port na Long hidden within the landscape    
  • Kitchen    
  • Dining area    
  • Living space    
  • Living space    
  • Bathroom    
  • Bedroom    
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Three-bedroom holiday home on the Isle of Skye

The sloping site situated at the islands edge benefits from spectacular views out to Knoydart and down the coast to the island of Eigg. Part of the brief was to create a terrace from the kitchen for morning light, a terrace from the dining space for afternoon light and a terrace off the master bedroom for evening light.

The design creates two distinct forms with a stepped foundation, corresponding to the slope in the landscape, to give additional height to the main living space and to allow views from the kitchen, across the dining area, to Eigg.

The proportions, massing and siting are derived from traditional forms; narrow in span and tight to the ground. It is clad in a skin of narrow larch. Despite its obvious abstraction from the local vernacular it remains responsive to site and brief and conjures a sense of place.


  • Begun: Jul 2008
  • Completed: Jun 2010
  • Floor area: 180m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £399,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Procurement: MW/Scot (revised May 2006)
  • Address: Aird of Sleat, Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

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