New Murrayfield Villa
- Edinburgh

Client
The Robertsons
Structural Engineer
Harley Haddow
Quantity Surveyor
Williams & Inglis
Contractor
Peter Moran
Completed
2008
Award
Luxury House of the Year 2008,
Scottish Home Awards

Photos
John Reiach

This is a newly constructed house in an affluent residential area on the west of Edinburgh’s city centre. The site has been created from a portion of garden of an existing listed Victorian detached house.

ZONE Architects designed a new sandstone villa to be at least as good as its Victorian neighbours, but with a contemporary character. While the new house respects the pattern and character of grand detached villas in gardens, it is positioned in relation to the street in order to primarily be perceived as an end block to the neighbouring semi-detached Victorian residences. The new house deliberately relates to the two storey stone solidity of the semi-detached neighbours, while the corner entrance and receding roof terrace sets the building apart as an individual composition.

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The house fits with ZONE Architects’ ambition to rearticulate or accentuate qualities of an existing urban context while contributing a clear new identity.

The character of the house was achieved through carefully considered but contemporary detailing of conventional materials (stone, timber, glass, steel) as in the Hart St (2002), and Supermews (2005) projects.

Internally, the flexible layout was designed to meet the requirements of family life whilst forming a strong relationship of the interior to both the front and rear gardens. The clients have a spacious master bedroom suite on the second floor with a south facing terrace giving private sun space. The ground floor has a suite of three reception rooms and a study, kitchen and utility room.  The first floor has four family bedrooms.

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The character of the house was achieved through carefully considered but contemporary detailing of conventional materials

The character of the house was achieved through carefully considered but contemporary detailing of conventional materials

The character of the house
was achieved through carefully considered but contemporary
detailing of conventional materials.

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Please contact us to discuss your project on 0131 551 1973 or email
us at info@zonearchitects.co.uk

Like what you see and fancy a chat?
Feel free to call us on 0131 551 1973 or email us at info@zonearchitects.co.uk

Like what you see and fancy a chat? 
Feel free to call us on 0131 551 1973 or email us at info@zonearchitects.co.uk

Like what you see and fancy a chat?
Feel free to call us on 0131 551 1973 or
email us at info@zonearchitects.co.uk

Like what you see and fancy a chat? Feel free to call us on 0131 551 1973 or email us at info@zonearchitects.co.uk

Address

211 Granton Road, 
Edinburgh EH5 1HD

Contact

0131 551 1973
info@zonearchitects.co.uk

Contact

0131 551 1973
info@zonearchitects.co.uk

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