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Gareth Hoskins Architects, Glasgow, 2011

 

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Private house within the Pollokshields conservation area on the site of the orchard of the Grade-A listed building adjacent

The accommodation is arranged around a private courtyard gardens that reflect the U-shaped plan of the adjacent villa.

The house's entrance leads to a double-height reception area and formal lounge and dining area, with cantilevered walnut staircases and a glazed lift providing access to bedrooms. This suite for entertaining is separated from the family areas, connected only in the entrance hall and with a bridge at first floor level.

The key family space is the kitchen/dining and living area at the heart of the house, with sliding glass doors providing a direct connection to the courtyard. A fitness suite with pool, gym, sauna and steam room can be accessed either from these family spaces or by a discreet staircase from the bedrooms above.

On first floor level bedrooms have been arranged along the bridge, with a separate guest bedroom facing the front. A wall of glazing in the guest room affords an uninterrupted view of the tree canopy.

The master bedroom on the second floor cantilevers over the drive and opens onto a south-facing roof terrace with views across Pollok Country Park to the distant hills.

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  • Begun: Oct 2009
  • Completed: Apr 2011
  • Floor area: 1,000m2
  • Sector: House
  • Procurement: SPCC traditional with quantities
  • Address: Pollokshields, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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