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Poors House, Forgue
We were commissioned to design a new home for a vibrant young couple with a young family. The house was to be practical, useable and fun to live in. John Wink Design believe that a
well-designed house goes a long way to providing a better quality of life.
In order to retain some of the character of the site, we orientated the replacement dwelling to sit on the site in the same orientation as the existing building, lying almost parallel to the adjacent road but set back slightly, keeping the house away from the road as far as possible. Although privacy was not a major concern as the road that passes the site is a private through road, accessing only a small number of neighbouring farms and dwellings, setting the house back also allowed for planting between the house and the road to provide a certain degree of privacy.
The majority of traditional houses in Aberdeenshire are single storey or storey and a half with a roof pitch generally between 35° and 45°. Therefore, in order to reflect the traditional houses of the surrounding area a storey and a half dwelling that recognised the traditional gable proportions would be the most appropriate form of building to minimise the visual impact on the site and surrounding area.
The accommodation provided is generated from the client's requirements to create a modern family home, resulting in a compact footprint with an approximate footprint area of 120m². This provides, on the ground floor, a spacious kitchen / dining area, with separate lounge, a utility, shower room and generously sized double bedroom. On the first floor, another two double bedrooms have been provided with a large family bathroom and spacious master bedroom with en-suite and dressing room.
We integrated a high quality insulation package. The primary heat source is an air source heat pump to underfloor heating, being aided by a wood burning stove.
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Poors House, Forgue