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Revamp Transforms Crumbling 1700s Stone House Into Stellar Modern Home

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It's located on a Scottish island, natch

When it comes to residential adaptive reuse, the sky is the limit: a grain silo could be home sweet home. But a more confounding challenge could be what to do with a very old home in a state of total disrepair.

At an ailing 18th-century stone house on the western Scottish Isle of Coll, Edinburgh-based firm WT Architecture worked with the existing structure to create a modern home for a young family. The gabled masonry building, abandoned in the mid-1800s and marked by a giant crack in one of its walls, was rescued from its ruinous state with a new timber, stone, and glass structure that at once stabilizes the original building and slots into its footprint, rising two stories.

Open-plan areas on the ground floor include a living/dining room, which occupies a glassy single-story pavilion that links the house's two discrete wings. Bedrooms and baths sit upstairs. Throughout, a largely neutral palette includes slate and timber floors, whitewashed walls, and a home office lined entirely with wood.

This home on a Scottish island combines the old with the new [Contemporist]

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