When reviewing the Atholl Place project, the client asked if there was anything could be done with the old garage that had fallen into disrepair at the back of the property accessed off Blackfriars Place. The site was not square and small but following a sketch design process the redevelopment of the site to build a 3 bedroom house was identified and received the support of the local planning and conservation officers. Selby House was a real challenge to design and construct but is a great example of brownfield redevelopment. The house is designed to both respect the previous garage by marking the main building lines as part of the elevation pattern and to ensure an appropriately scaled house with contemporary design was introduced to this city centre site. The main rooms all front the garden side and both the garden and 1st floor balcony area ensure the house allows house and garden living.
"This was the second occasion that we have worked with Andy. The first was a renovation of a Georgian house; this was the construction of a new, contemporary house.
As before, Andy was an absolute pleasure to work with. It was some way into the job before I realised what a complicated project we had undertaken – the site was small and irregularly shaped; being city centre, access was difficult; and, typical of Perth, the ground was soft. Andy’s design is simply outstanding. The layout of the house has been cleverly arranged and, once inside, you are surprised at how spacious and light the rooms are. As all of the main windows overlook the garden, it creates a sense of privacy and it is easy to forget you are in the centre of Perth.
Inevitably due to the nature of the site, there were challenges along the way. Andy approached them pragmatically and intelligently, always dealing with the builders and contractors with reassuring efficiency. We will certainly work with Andy again and would not hesitate to recommend him."
Nick & Sarah Tulloch - Blairgowrie