Lochan Ban Garden Room
Location: Balevullin, Isle of Tiree
Client: Pearl Brown
Type: Garden Room
Completed: August 2017
This traditional white house in Balevullin is used frequently by the extended family of our Client. The only thing it lacks is a view of Balevullin Beach- one of the most photographed views on the island.
We were invited to investigate ways in which the shed to the rear of garage might be replaced with a small garden room where our client can retreat to with a cup of coffee and enjoy a sea view.
Our proposed design is situated on the perimeter of the site and uses two large windows to frame two views; a long portrait view of Ben Hough and a wide landscape view of Balevullin Beach. In addition to this we have designed a roof-top deck above the new garden room for an elevated panoramic view of the beach. The rooftop deck is fitted with a glazed balustrade for uninterrupted landscape whilst providing shelter from the wind.
The interior of the garden room is inspired by minimalist Scandinavian design, which suits the tastes of our client. The walls were originally to be faced in plywood with a timber floor and exposed joists in the ceiling.
The exterior of the garden room was rendered white on the walls on the boundary walls to match the existing walls. On the garden side, the garden room has a wall clad in slate, which is the a backdrop to a galvanised steel staircase leading to the roof top.
The Garden Room was constructed at the same time as the Sunroom elsewhere on the site.