Lewis Long House is the first home in the Western Isles to achieve “AA” EPC rating for sustainability thanks in part to the windows from NorDan.
The client commissioned a local architect, Gordon Anderson, to help develop their dream home which was built on land owned by the family for generations.
This spot was previously the site of a croft which would have grown its own potatoes, corn and vegetables, and hay for the animals.
Natural light fills the house. And the extensive use of natural materials throughout the building complements the landscape in which it sits. The main entrance door (from our factory in Bordorren) is in a sheltered entrance space protective in bad weather.
A vast amount of glazing gives the owners and their visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy amazing vistas of the open seas, rainbows, total night light at the Hebridean summer solstice, and generally appreciate the views in what is also a self catering property available for holiday lets.
“I’ve sat and watched the glass bending when we have had bad weather in the winter days, and it’s an idyllic place in which to sit and watch the world go by,” says client Linda MacLeod Brown.
The house is apparently known by locals as the Eco house. “We did not set out to have eco credentials. Our intention was to be environmentally efficient only if it was economically viable to do so. But our Longhouse looks pretty much how we imagined in the original design drawings. It is light filled whatever the weather.”
The Lewis Longhouse is available to rent for holidays www.lewislonghouse.com