A simple, yet refined, house of timber and glass which sits quietly within the landscape, and creates the ideal getaway in which to relax, open a glass of wine, and warm yourself in front of a crackling fire in the hanging stove, all with the backdrop of magnificent mountain views beyond.

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  • Project Name
    Spyon Cop
  • Location
    Cairngorm National Park
  • Year Completed
    Currently On Site
  • Key Materials
    Black Painted Siberian Larch, Corten Steel, Wild Grass Roof
  • Engineer
    Design Engineering Workshop

The interior is conceived as a series of bedroom spaces of a smaller and more tactile nature, orientated around the main social areas, which a double height ceiling defines as the primary space of the home. The ‘floating’ Gyrofocus stove is positioned in front of a wall of glass, allowing it to appear suspended in the view with the mountains stretching out beyond. This interior is contained within a simple external skin of blackened timber, glass, and corten steel, which has been carefully selected to endure the harsh climate of the hillside, as well as being robust enough to withstand whatever rural life has to offer.

A simple and reductive materials palette runs throughout the house, ensuring that the spaces are quiet, well considered, and of the quality demanded by such a fantastic location. The result is an understated contemporary piece of architecture, which sits comfortably in a location of outstanding natural beauty.

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“We are loving working with the Brown & Brown team. They listened carefully to our wants and needs, have been mindful of our budgetary constraints, and has been a joy to work with. The design is stunning, and their advice and guidance throughout the process has been wonderful, not only in terms of the building design, but in all the other aspects that go into a project like this for novices like us.”


Project Team

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