Seafield House

Gort Scott, Isle of Man, 2012

 

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Cottage built from Castletown stone that contains two apartments, one for guests and another for an au pair

The two-storey cottage sits within a modest, privately owned estate on the rocky Scarlett peninsula, just south of Castletown.

The upper floor of the building contains a guest apartment that is entered from an external staircase that leads into the kitchen and double-height living and dining area. This room is lit by a skylight and by a floor-to-ceiling window, which opens onto a sea-facing balcony.

The ground floor apartment is entered through the living and kitchen areas, which have aspects across surrounding fields, the estate grounds and towards the sea. The glazed doors leading onto a patio are sheltered by the upper apartment’s balcony.

The house is constructed from local Castletown with an asymmetric Welsh slate pitched roof that leans into the winds coming off the Irish Sea.

Data

  • Begun: Feb 2011
  • Completed: Jan 2012
  • Floor area: 128m2
  • Sector: House
  • Address: Near Castletown, Isle of Man, United Kingdom

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