A one-off, uniquely designed family home that will be enjoyed for generations to come
Set in the leafy suburbs of South-West Edinburgh, the project comprised construction of a bespoke five-bedroom house on two levels with open plan living / dining and kitchen area leading to a patio area and landscaped garden on the ground floor.
The upper level consists of a master bedroom with dressing area and en-suite, three bedrooms and a family bathroom.
“We wanted a family home first, not just a design statement”
What was involved
The frame of the house was constructed in timber supplemented by structural steel and features a full height chimney with inset stove. The external envelope is a combination of smooth render and Scottish Larch Cladding with aluminium powder coated double glazing and features copper rainwater goods.
Keeping in line with the latest sustainability technology, the eco features include an air source heat pump and photo voltaic panels.
Thomson Gray provided early stage project cost advice and managed the construction costs as the design evolved through the building stage. Thomson Gray organised the procurement process ensuring competitive tenders were obtained from reputable builders, timeously agreeing variation costs and settlement of the final account on budget.
The clients – Mike and Louise Forster, and their children have settled in and are delighted with their new home.
The design and build has attracted attention in the Scottish press, and featured in the 100th anniversary issue of Homes and Interiors Scotland Magazine March / April 2015
The house was also nominated in the Residential Category of the Scottish Design Awards 2015.
“Thomson Gray helped take the stress out of the whole process” Louise Forster, client