the final additions to a small croft house

A sensitively proportioned gable extension to provide a living room & writer's study.

Muckle Bousta - Image

    2008 - 2008

  • TYPE:

    Private House Extension




    Mr Johnston


    Sandness, Shetland

  • SIZE:

    25 m²

  • Contractor:

    Moncrieff Contractors

  • Photographer:

    Richard Gibson Architects


    2008: I.A.A Awards - Orkney & Shetland | New Life for old Buildings - Winner

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This extension provides an in-keeping addition to a small croft house that had previously been restored by this practice.   The gable extension provides a dedicated sitting room & study.    A discrete corner window provides an idyllic writer's corner with splendid views over St Magnus Bay.  

More recently this practice has integrated a small freestanding studio and garage set within the edge of the garden walls.

Muckle Bousta - Image
Muckle Bousta - Image

“Richard Gibson Architects has restored and renovated three homes for me over a period of 40 years. In each case the designs were true to the character of the buildings, setting and proposed use and in each case included visionary and pleasing features. I have no reservations in recommending Richard Gibson Architects, the results will change your life. Laughton Johnston”

/ Mr Laughton Johnston, Owner

Muckle Bousta - Image

Muckle Bousta before any renovations or extensions  circa 1970s

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