This much loved house has remained in the family since it was built by the owner’s grandfather in 1906. Although well looked after, the house was due for upgrading to modern standards. The existing ground floor was removed allowing an insulated slab with under floor heating to be cast without affecting the vee lined interior.
Along with other modifications, a garden room – dubbed a “sitooterie” in local parlance – has been built on the front to appreciate the land and seascape in all its moods. A robust hidden structure allows maximum glazed areas and an over sailing roof to stand up to Shetland’s severest weather conditions. The trapezoid shape leaves the original front door with direct communication to the outside.