Gallery: White House: Scottish Ruins Transformed Into Modern Low-Impact...

This mid-1700s house on the wind-whipped Scottish Isle of Coll has been revitalized by a contemporary renovation after being abandoned for 150 years. WT Architecture was tasked with the unusual challenge of integrating a crumbling ruin with a modern, environmentally sensitive home. The White House's fractured façade forms the perfect bookend for the new building, contributing great character and history while protecting the new home from the brutal Atlantic winds. Step inside and you'll find yourself firmly in the 21st century - the home features sweeping banks of glass that face the breaking ocean, open living spaces, and locally sourced low-impact materials.

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  1. Finocchio March 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    I visited the coast of Scotland (along the Strathclyde) in 2003. There were many such cottages abandoned and just aching for an imainative eye. This fortunate example found just that fortunate eye. This simply defies description. To say it’s inspired is understatement. To say “I’d like to live there” is understatement. Well done.

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