Contemporary Mews House, Edinburgh

We were appointed by a developer client to design a contemporary three-bedroom mews house in Edinburgh. The new property is on the site of a former mechanic’s garage,

Located in the Marchmont Conservation Area, this compact site nestles between the end of a 19th century two storey mews and the gable of a four storey tenement. The site presented a number of challenges. These were namely, the location in the conservation area combined with a restricted plot size and a privacy and daylight rights of neighbouring properties. We were able to use these to our advantage, informing a design that is an attractive and sensitive contemporary addition to the area.

Using a simple palette of high quality materials, the house sits comfortably in its surroundings whilst remaining unmistakably modern. The ground and first floors are clad in smooth sandstone which is punctuated with large aluminium framed windows and zinc accent panels. These reference the stone, external shutters and large coach openings of the existing mews.  The master bedroom is accommodated on the third floor within a lighter, lantern like, glazed volume which opens out onto a south facing roof terrace.

The proposals met with a considerable degree of resistance from neighbours and community associations. Through engagement and discussion with Edinburgh’s planning department we were able to gain the support of the council and obtain planning consent for our client.

For many years we’ve covered a wide range of development across the domestic, commercial, and residential sectors. Have a browse through our selection of architectural case studies below.

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    Contemporary Mews House, Marchmont, Edinburgh
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    Mixed Use, Residential and Office Development, Leith Citadel, Edinburgh
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    Listed Building Conversion back to Two Townhouses
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    Contemporary Extension, West Linton, Scottish Borders
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    Office Building, Midlothian
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    Swanston Golf Club House and Brasserie
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    New Town Georgian Townhouse, Edinburgh
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    House Extension, Fairmilehead, Edinburgh
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    Contemporary Extension in a Conservation Area, Scottish Borders
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    House Extension, Wardie, Edinburgh
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    House Extension, Bo'ness, Edinburgh
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    Corner House Extension, Edinburgh