Sawmill Cottage, Brechin

The Site has a wonderful feeling of tranquility and apparent isolation, which was something the Client fell in love with at first visit.

The original Sawmill Cottage remained as built over 100 years ago with its simple doorway flanked by deep set sash and case windows. The new build addition was built with materials in sympathy both with the original Cottage and its setting with great stone walls sweeping out from the building tying it to its surroundings and the whole Design takes advantage of the views, space and sunlight.

The round turret stairwell was developed as a feature linking both north and south having many traditional Scottish elements while symbolically meeting the requirements that “a man’s home is his Castle”.