The restoration and extension of a stone croft dating from the early 1800s to create a sustainable contemporary family home is complete. The dwelling is terraced in response to the natural contours of the site, orientated to benefit from the sun's path as well as from fine views across the countryside to the River Don. The design retains the vernacular style of the cottage and the masonry has been repaired using traditional techniques.
Lime mortar, Scots slate and Scottish larch have been used externally. The cottage is linked to a single storey wing housing modern accommodation running parallel at the rear.
Aquithie cottage won the ASA Best Best Single Dwelling in the countryside in 2014.