White House Lodge, Isle of Coll
Lauchlan and Charlotte Maclean-Bristol converted a ruined 19th century farm workers building with a bright orange roof, on the Scottish west coast island of Coll into an impressive high spec four bedroomed home.
They retained the raw stone exterior finish and added an extension. The couple were very fortunate that Coll, despite a population of just 200, has so many skilled tradesmen. They chose an underfloor heating system driven by electricity using an air source heat pump.
The seven openings in the road facing façade, were retained to meet planning requirements. The only existing door opening in the sea facing side was then enlarged into patio door, with picture window added, to take advantage of the stunning sea views. Historically the farm workers would have faced the land and their fields.
NorDan aluminium clad windows were specified for all the windows and patio doors and the solid front door as well as the glazed kitchen door. These are very high spec products to endure the challenging weather on a Scottish west coast island surrounded by sea, and with few trees to protect against stormy winter weather. The couple haven’t used curtains as the house is remote with stunning views, and so cosy with low u value windows and underfloor heating.
White House Lodge has top of the range windows and glazed doors with a u value of 1.2w/m2k from NorDan’s NTech range and includes top swing, outward opening windows which are aluminium clad.
The house is available year round for short lets at www.whitehouselodge.co.uk