A stunning coastline sandy beaches plenty of solitude and a scenic getaway that truly takes you away from the mundane and hectic life that surrounds you – Isle of Coll in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland has been a popular tourist destination for awhile now. Nestled on one of its many panoramic bits of paradise is the historic that was given a glittering and harmonious modern makeover by WT Architecture.
It is the top floor that houses the master bedroom along with the other kids’ rooms and innovative furniture and smart space-savings solutions transform these rooms into efficient and elegant hubs. A cool chest of drawers acts as the headboard in the master bedroom while the bedroom closets lead the way towards the bath that is completely covered in stone.
An essential part of the island’s heritage thanks to the stay of Boswell and Johnson in the late 1700s the original stone structure of this home was built in 1732. Despite being abandoned since 1810 the cracked stone wall of the ruins became an iconic part of Coll and it has been preserved carefully as the new addition is connected to this existing edifice with a glazed living room. The two wings are connected seamlessly to showcase the brilliant exquisite and unique blend of eras styles and contrasting materials.
While the large glass sliding doors bring in ample natural light it is the clever placement of skylights that truly steals the show here. A uniform stream of daylight illuminates every part of the new extended living space and even the tiny bathroom with colorful floor tiles benefits from the presence of a skylight!
The lower level family area is connected with the wooden deck and backyard outside even as the kitchen and dining space are flooded with ample natural light. With a design that allows the parents to constantly keep an eye on their three young boys this is a home crafted to withstand loads of activity!