This extension and re-jig of a listed house is located in the Scottish coastal village of Elie. The old end of terrace town house overlooks the beach and the sea, but its ground floor was a jumble of dark spaces.

Project Name: Sand House
Studio Name:
WT Architecture
Project size: 70 m2
Site size: 800 m2
Project Budget: $200000
Completion date: 2018
Building levels: 3
Location: Fife, United Kingdom
Photography: Gillian Hayes

Sand House, Elie by WT Architecture - Sheet1
Fireplace+Kitchen ©Gillian Hayes

The new work involved taking away most of the ground floor structure of the three-storey house, demolishing a 20th century extension, and opening the living spaces up to the long narrow garden. The attractive street-facing side of the building was left untouched.

Sand House, Elie by WT Architecture - Sheet2
Exterior View ©Gillian Hayes

With the Scottish weather often standing in the way of being outdoors, the extension borrows a bit of garden which it encloses in glass under a simple flat canopy roof. Polished concrete benches push out in to the garden to blur the lines between inside and out.

Sand House, Elie by WT Architecture - Sheet3
View from Library ©Gillian Hayes

The middle of the house was opened up to let sunlight splash through to the new kitchen-living space. Meanwhile the front sitting room was remodeled as a library and TV snug.


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