Blue Reef Cottage

Scarista, Isle of Harris
Client | Private Client
Year | 2002

Blue Reef Cottage was the first of what we now affectionately refer to as our 'Hobbit Houses'.


Situated above the long sands of Scarista this house the concept behind this project was to lift the turf on the hill and slip a home underneath it. Retreating back into the hill it shelters itself from the prevailing Atlantic wind.


Inside is an open plan living space which is dominated by the large curved window exploiting views across the beach to the horizon of the North Atlantic Ocean.


Utilising local natural materials of stone and turf this house appears to grow out of the landscape.


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