Black Sheep Cottage

Strond, Isle of Harris
Client | Private Client
Year | 2007

A unique opportunity involving a sensitive client with a limited budget but the skills and desire for a self-build project.


With only 3 walls standing Black Sheep Cottage was largely a ruin and home to some local sheep. With the addition of a large curved window an open plan living space was created. The new space now enjoys uninterrupted views over the Sound of Harris.


The turf and stones from the croft created dry-stone walls supporting the flora and fauna on the roof. Natural local materials which blended and merge with the landscape were the focus of this project. Better yet in this exposed situation they only improved with the action of time.


Awards - Grand Designs Awards Home of the Year 2008

               - Grand Designs Awards Best Conversion 2008


Photography by Leila Angus, Brighter Still Photography


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