Even in Scotland the stone cottage has gone modern proving that this style can endure the ages. (This structure from Croft 103 is sustainable too.) Two neighboring derelict cottages on the Irish coast were rebuilt and then combined using a modern addition of a glass vestibule. The result is an incredibly modern dwelling by Peter Legge Associates.
Walnut is used extensively throughout the home and a staircase with walnut treads leads to the top level that features the home office the master suite and a smart workstation that allows the adults in the family to keep an eye on the lower level at all times. The master bedroom and bathroom also seem to dip into the magic of gray to bring in a sense of serene sophistication even as a beautiful outdoor deck completes this revitalized loft.
As one of the oldest types of structures stone cottages are still popular today especially in places where there’s plenty of extra rock lying around. For instance in New England and the UK stones were used as a building material to get them out of farmers’ way as they plowed their fields.
Additional dining spaces sitting zones and family areas throughout the house ensure that there is plenty on offer at every turn and a glass elevator connects the various lavish levels. A muted color scheme with earthen tones is employed in the villa with polished natural stone being used in every room. A ravishing master retreat 6 additional bedrooms and bathrooms a home theater a gorgeous home office additional service quarters and multiple balconies complete this exquisite villa.
A lap pool with generous deck space and a social zone making up the courtyard are connected with the living area kitchen and dining space on the lower level through large sliding glass doors. The generous deck is also accessible from the master bedroom on the top floor as a cantilevered walnut timber staircase connects both levels.
Stone cottages are great at keeping heat in during the winter (stone is naturally insulating) and cool in during the summer so they are ideal for places with a varying climate. As long as they are kept up and repaired they can last for centuries.
A modern extension in the rear seems to be one of the most popular ways of giving heritage homes a new lease on life and adding to their existing living space. This is precisely the approach that LSA Architects took in the case of this exquisite home in as they turned the backyard into a breezy and bustling social hub for the family.