This substantial contemporary house sits within a sensitive context in the West of Aberdeen, and creates a private secret garden, through sensitive retention of existing stone walls, and site specific design.

The design replaces the existing building on the site, whilst retaining a stone skin to the public realm, behind which an entrance colonnade and private flower garden are located.

  • Project Name
    Westerton Road
  • Location
    Westerton Road, Aberdeen
  • Year Completed
    Not yet on site
  • Key Materials
    Siberian Larch, Retained Stone and Board Marked Concrete
  • Engineer
    Design Engineering Workshop

A simple and reductive palette of Siberian Larch, green roofing, expansive glazing, and board-formed concrete allows for the creation of a contemporary home which respects its surroundings, and relates to the retained stone elements on the site.

By reacting to the existing topography of the site the house defines external garden spaces that allow rooms to coherently flow between outside and in, resulting in a home sitting within a secret garden.

"We have been working with Brown & Brown for the last few years creating our dream home. After seeing what Brown & Brown have designed in the past we were convinced they were the company we wanted to work with. With our ideas and their influence, Brown and Brown have come up with a stunning progressive concept, which ticks every single box, for our home. We are thrilled with the what Brown & Brown have developed and can’t wait to see our home come to life."


Project Team

Andrew Brown
Phil Booth


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