Skellister, Shetland

Skellister, Shetland

Inspired by Scandinavian designs from around the world

- the most northerly part of Scotland


This dramatic red painted timber clad house nestles in a placed called Skellister at South Nesting in the Shetland Islands, the most northerly part of Scotland.

It’s the most beautiful setting, right by the sea water and looks east over an enormous bay, enjoying the 180 degree views of wildlife and water.

The Architect was Gareth Elphinstone of Elphinstone and Howarth in Shetland

The oilman client was inspired by Canadian and Scandinavian designs seen on his travels to work around the world. The windows enjoy the effects of sun light on the site all day round

Ivan’s house is a highly insulated timber frame construction with wooden cladding painted with Valti water based paints. It is heated by an oil fired boiler which heats the concrete slab for the under floor heating system. The hot water is heated by an exhaust air heat pump.

The Swedish rooftiles are 2 barrel palema tiles with the black finish. Benders concrete rooftiles are produced from cement, sand and ironoxide directly from nature.

“I think at first to live in this house that has been a dream for so many years will take a while to sink in! To take it from small doodle drawings on paper to being able to wake up in the morning in it is surreal for sure.”

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