09 seaside apartment
The original double upper maisonette was in a poor state of repair with sloping floors, damp penetration and outdated services. Small windows give a tantalising glimpse of potential views, of the Firth of Forth and Bass Rock. The kitchen and living room were moved to the top floor where a light spacious open plan room was created. A clerestory window was formed at the top of the main stairwell, and French doors opening to a balcony capture the stunning outlook to the sea.
Internally an exposed steel structure supports a floating timber lined mezzanine. The mezzanine floor was held back from the steading walls to enable the barn volume of the space to still be read. A wood burning stove is the main source of heat to the open plan living areas.