The Arbor House

A contemporary new-build house, sitting within a sensitive context in the West of Aberdeen, and designed to provide a quiet home in the city, with a degree of privacy more akin to a rural house.

Replacing a dilapidated building on the site, the new house sensitively retains some of the existing stone walls to the outward facing aspect, creating a skin behind which the new structure is sited. An entrance colonnade leads to a secret garden, protected from the world outside by the new building. 

Board-marked concrete, larch cladding, and green roofing allows for the creation of a modern home in harmony with its surroundings, with a clear reference to the retained stone elements on the site. 

Respecting the existing topography of the site allows garden spaces to flow coherently between outside and in, resulting in a home which is designed around how the clients wish to live. 

“From the day Brown & Brown put a design of our house in front of us we loved everything about it. Brown & Brown have delivered, along with their key Partners, a house which takes our breath away every day, and we realise what a wonderful place this is to live.”

Location

Aberdeen

Year Completed

2022

Project Team

Phil Booth
Andrew Brown

Contractor

Renders

Photography

Awards

The Arbor House
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A contemporary new-build house, sitting within a sensitive context in the West of Aberdeen, and designed to provide a quiet home in the city, with a degree of privacy more akin to a rural house.

Replacing a dilapidated building on the site, the new house sensitively retains some of the existing stone walls to the outward facing aspect, creating a skin behind which the new structure is sited. An entrance colonnade leads to a secret garden, protected from the world outside by the new building. 

Board-marked concrete, larch cladding, and green roofing allows for the creation of a modern home in harmony with its surroundings, with a clear reference to the retained stone elements on the site. 

Respecting the existing topography of the site allows garden spaces to flow coherently between outside and in, resulting in a home which is designed around how the clients wish to live. 

“From the day Brown & Brown put a design of our house in front of us we loved everything about it. Brown & Brown have delivered, along with their key Partners, a house which takes our breath away every day, and we realise what a wonderful place this is to live.”

Location

Aberdeen

Year Completed

2022

Project Team

Phil Booth
Andrew Brown

Contractor

Renders

Photography

Awards

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We are increasingly asked to complete the interior design of a building. For us, this is an obvious step to ensuring the space blends with the landscape, from the inside out. Selecting complimentary materials, fixtures and furnishings that ebb and flow throughout the building is considered not as an afterthought, but as an integral part of the design process.

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