Private Houses

The openness of the landscape in this remote crofting community in the West of Shetland was an important factor for consideration when designing this house, not only to maximise the spectacular views from the house but to respect the relationship of the house with the landscape when viewed from afar.

The design provides a modern and contemporary family home in two blocks, the  main living accommodation is contained within a traditionally harled ‘longhouse’ and connected to a timber clad garage by a glazed link, containing  the staircase. The living room and kitchen dining space forms the social hub of the house with a large double height glazed prow forming the dining area. Patio doors make the most of the views across to Sand Haa and along the length of the Shetland coastline to Fitful head in the South.

The Shetland landscape and weather is constantly changing therefore feature windows throughout the house frame special views to create ‘living’ pictures within the rooms.