Our sleek Longhouse range of one-and-a-half storey kit houses have been inspired on the traditional architectural form of Scotland and northern Europe. Their linear form allows them to slot easily into the landscape while, internally, superfluous divisions such as a formal reception hall have been eliminated to create an airy, open-plan layout.
This four-bedroomed house is another variation upon the very popular LH402 Longhouse, this time adding a ‘lean-to’ rear extension. There are two extension options: the first adds a much larger utility room and additional storage, while the second option creates a much larger kitchen.
The extension forms part of a wall of service areas that run down its back of the house, leaving the living and bedroom spaces uncluttered. Its addition allows for much larger bedrooms, as well as additional storage space – adding to the practicality of this attractive family home.
The dramatic double-height living room, with its vaulted ceiling and wood-burning stove, forms the home’s natural focal point. Unlike previous models, the kitchen is separate – although its sliding doors mean that it’s easy to chat to guests while cooking, or close them and hide away the bùrach as required. Large areas of glazing open onto a deck, bringing the outside in. Ideally, the living room windows will frame the views while making best use of passive solar gain throughout the year.
Of the four bedrooms, two feature en-suite bathrooms, and a further shower room is situated on the ground floor. (As with all our designs, the bathroom and kitchens can be supplied by HebHomes.) Upstairs rooms are reached by a feature stair leading from the dining area. With twin roof-lights, plus built-in drawers and cupboards, these bedrooms are functional and airy. The fourth bedroom is often used as a study and can be opened up as a gallery.
There is scope to amend the design – for example to provide more storage or separate living space – to suit your particular needs. This model can also be provided as a timber frame house upon request. Please see the bespoke page for more details, or contact us to start the conversation.