ak|a extended this traditional one and a half storey cottage located in Potterton, Aberdeenshire. The new extension forms a large living space with picture windows connecting the dwelling to the garden at the east. The dramatic double height space incorporates large feature oak trusses visible within the space, along with a feature wood burning stove which supplements the installed ground source heat pump.
The interior of the cottage has also been renovated to create a large contemporary kitchen and dining area which links to the lower level extension, creating a light and open, sociable space to live.
The introduction of new roof lights within the extension enhances the interior quality by flooring the space with natural light, resulting in a highly attractive and pleasant space to live. The exterior of the extension is clad in locally sourced Scottish larch timber to emphasise the old and new elements of the dwelling. A new covered back door space was designed for the storage of logs and has created a link through the existing cottage and extension and into the garden beyond. The works at Culzean was carried out by a local building firm, the cottage was re-rendered in lime.