This impressive B-listed Home Farm was built for James Russell of nearby Dundas Castle. It boasts the customary grandeur of the large agricultural estate developments which proliferated in the late 19th century, epitomised by the plaque over the entrance pend which records the date of construction in 1881. The surviving buildings take the form of a large enclosed cattle court with long, flanking blocks on two sides. The Home Farm sits on raised ground overlooking the Forth bridges, a spectacular location that combines a rural outlook with proximity to the centre of Edinburgh. Simpson & Brown was commissioned by Morrison Restoration Ltd to convert the redundant buildings into thirteen dwellings of varying sizes. No two houses are alike, and each has a distinctive character.
As with similar developments designed by Simpson & Brown, the existing buildings and their historical features have been respectfully treated and carefully conserved. Where required, new additions and interventions, such as the sun-rooms looking into the courtyard, have been executed in a bold and contemporary manner, making extensive use of untreated cedar cladding and modern brise-soleil.
|Project name:||Dundas Home Farm|
|Client name:||Morrison Homes Ltd.|
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