Cape Cove

cameronwebsterarchitects, Helensburgh, 2011


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  • Site plan    
  • Lower ground floor plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • Section A-A    
  • Living room sketch    

Reorganisation of a naval outlook post that had previously been converted into a house, for use as a holiday home

The existing second world war naval outlook post, which was built right at the water’s edge, with a view across Loch Long to monitor naval vessels on the Clyde Estuary, had previously been converted into a small house.

While the main body and roof of the existing building were retained, to take advantage of the building site the kitchen and dining areas were moved upstairs and extended into a full height frameless glazed room facing the water.

A partially covered external teak terrace accessed from the kitchen/dinning area provide a barbecue area with a hot tub and access to a private pebble beach.

The garage and accommodation at the entrance has been reorganised to provide four bedrooms, with a further guess bedroom located on the lower floor.


  • Begun: Aug 2009
  • Completed: Jan 2011
  • Floor area: 250m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £350,000
  • Procurement: JCT Minor works (2005)
  • Address: Cape Cove, Shore Road
, Helensburgh, G84 0NX, United Kingdom

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