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House on Regent Street



The site for this generously proportioned house lies within the Kirkintilloch Central conservation area. Individual houses or small terraces of cottages characterise the surrounding neighbourhood. Buildings exhibit a range of materials and proportions, but share common elements, such as expressed gables, chimney stacks and casual fenestration patterns. Occupying a residual, but visually prominent corner site, our proposal is a confident insertion into this context, but has a certain familiarity with its neighbours.

The site’s unusual footprint, stepped along the south edge and tapered along the north, dictates a shift in plan which is reciprocated in the building’s geometry. This is used to define the entrance, held within a deep recessed opening. From the entrance hallway, rooms open towards the private, south facing rear gardens. A double-height lounge, open to a mezzanine study above, acts as a fulcrum between the staggered pitched-roof forms. Three bedrooms and a large attic space for future conversion occupy the upper level.