Swapping Brick for Bluestone

Truly a Scottish gem, this home in Balmoral was designed by Fox Johnston Architects as a series of platforms that respond to the rhythm and topography of the site. A long linear form to the west contains sleeping areas and bathrooms on the lower level while the upper level accomodates living areas and a media room. The upper level roof flips up to the north and opens completely onto a north-east facing deck. Walls open and close, screened to provide privacy or sun control. The buildings narrow width and orientation allows good cross ventilation and sun filtration throughout.

EXTERIOR MATERIALS : Rough sawn + honed Bluestone lower walls, paving + pool, VM Zinc Anthra Zinc standing seam upper wall panels and screens, steel windows and doors, WRC sliding screens

INTERIOR MATERIALS: Honed Bluestone flooring, Blackbutt flooring + decking, Japanese Sen veneered ceiling and wall panels, ‘Zimbawe Black’ granite benchtop

FITTINGS + FURNITURE: Lighting from Artemide, Tap ware from Roger Seller + Vola, Aluminum blinds from Viva, Eames dining + lounge chairs from Living Edge, sun lounges from Parterre Garden, credenza fromSpence + Lyda, objects from Dinosaur Design