Castlecrag House 2
This design is informed by the P&O cues of the existing modest house, which is in much need of a new lease of life. Views to the south always pose the challenge of how to provide light from the north to living spaces eager to take advantage of the outlook. In this case, views stretch from Northbridge Baths to the west and the Spit Bridge to the east. The new stair connecting the 3 levels of the house acts as a light well, located in a vacant space adjacent to the existing entry. Horizontal and curved elements are given prominence in the external expression of the structure, creating a streamline appearance harking back to the period in which the original house was built, albeit in a modern way. A sloping embankment provides a pocket to the rear north side of the house, which is to be exploited as a sun drenched winter garden, protected from wind while providing views through and around the house to the bay below.