KINLOCHARD MEETS NEW ENGLAND
The Kinlochard project remains one of our favourites to date. Taking a well-built new-build 90s detached house with an excellent layout, our design brief was to bring the property into the 21st century. It’s location at Kinlochard was key and the owners felt that a coastal New England theme throughout would give their home the character and unique personality it deserved.
As with many homes, the heart of the property is the kitchen. Keeping the original navy-blue Aga beloved to the family, we created a warm but simple space using unique features around this key appliance. System40 design with Corian surfaces were the bedrock of the kitchen. The designer white work surfaces complimented the kitchen components beautifully, while the integrated wall and Gaggenau refrigeration appliances added a seamless aesthetic. Wide French windows opening onto a spectacular view of Ben Lomond provided an incredible backdrop for the interior space and Astro wall lighting ensured the perfect lighting for all times of day.
In order to create a beautifully airy open plan layout, we removed the wall between the kitchen and the dining room which ensured unfettered views from both spaces straight through the house. The glass fireplace continues the direct perspective of the space and we ensured that the original fireplace remained intact, only adjusting to a better placement with glass design features.
Bespoke wood flooring throughout the reception spaces connects the entrance, stairs and dining areas. There is a void in the hallway above the reception area, in which the ceiling is lifted to provide interest and warmth.
The upper mezzanine was equipped with new Velux balcony windows providing additional natural light to the upper floor, including a second family lounge specifically for entertaining the grandchildren; a light airy space for special family occasions.
The large master suite was a dream design taking two original rooms and merging into one space. Bi-fold doors onto the deck provide beautiful views of the Loch that would ease any morning rise. All bedrooms were equipped with bespoke Italian bedroom furniture and upholstered wall mounted headboards in keeping with the New England design brief. The bedside cabinets provided for the master bedroom suite integrated into the bedroom furniture, keeping the space open and undivided.
The bathrooms were also designed and installed by Cameron Interiors.