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One of our North Berwick projects been featured in Home & Interiors Scotland. 

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New House Completed in North Berwick

Helen Lucas Architects are delighted that this contemporary, new build house is complete.

 

Overlooking the beach and sea, the colours of the environment leap into this modern stone clad house. The windows were carefully set out to capture the islands scattered in the North Sea at North Berwick, a coastal town approximately an hour from Edinburgh. The house is built from natural materials, stone, zinc and lime render. Wood fibre insulation was specified for breathability and the building was designed to be extremely energy efficient.

 

After careful consideration the clients decided to keep the interior very neutral to contrast with the colours in the landscape at this magnificent site.

 

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New House on Site in North Berwick

Shape of new house is revealed by the timber frame. The timber frame has revealed the form of the new house which is currently on site in North Berwick.

 

Our clients, who are based in Edinburgh, initially approached us to refurbish the property they had acquired overlooking the sea at North Berwick. After carefully considering refurbishment options and getting them priced it became clear that in this instance a new building was a sensible solution for this site. 20 VAT on the refurbishment costs become zero on a new build and our clients decided to change course and invest the 20 saving in gaining a bespoke, energy efficient house.

 

Planning permission was granted for the rebuilding of a new, greener house, more suited to the clients needs. They are looking forward to moving to this beautiful part of the coast when the project is complete.

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Sea Views at North Berwick

Window Setting Out at Coastal New Build House The architects for the new build house at North Berwick have been on site to check the exact positions of the glazing.

 

Facing north, the proposed house has windows arranged to frame the islands of Fidra, Lamb, Craigleith and Bass Rock. In this photo the island of Craigleith is framed by the kitchen window.

 

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