The Old Studio is a former boathouse situated on the River Dee, with spectacular south facing views across the estuary towards Kirkcudbright. The brief was to renovate and extend the existing building to provide a modern three bedroom home.
The existing building has timber cladding with a truss and purlin roof construction (exposed internally) and exposed rafter ends externally. It has however, suffered from poor alterations and extensions and the design involved stripping these back to the original boathouse. The existing building will be re-clad in timber and the new extension has a contrasting white rendered finish.
Internal alterations will provide an open plan kitchen, dining and living space, with central fireplace and double sided stove. The existing south east elevation will be opened up to provide large areas of glazing towards the river, which the main living spaces will enjoy. The existing exposed truss and purlin roof construction will be retained as a feature, as will the exposed rafter ends. The existing building and extension will be insulated to current standards and will have underfloor heating throughout.