Sprawling Home That Integrates 18th Century Ruins

WT Architecture’s White House is located on the Isle of Coll, Scotland. The original stone house was built in the mid-18th century and abandoned in the mid-19th century. When the current owners inherited the building, they found roofless ruins with lots of cracks but the basic structure intact. The architects advised builders to preserve the ruins and build the living quarters around them. At the rear of the original building, new living and bedroom areas extend generously into the landscape, with glass surfaces to enjoy the breathtaking landscape and sea views. An H-shaped plan provides pockets with external protection in the exposed location. The interiors are modern and lively, and the view becomes part of the decor thanks to the extensive glazing.

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