Another of those really frustrating listings. We’ve hunted around to find out more details on top of what the agent says in their details, but sadly, we can’t find out specifics for a designer and year for the Rockfield Alvar Aalto-inspired five bedroom modernist house in Skipness, Tarbert, Argyll and Bute, Scotland.
But we do have some great shots and the basics off the agent. According to that listing, this is a large ‘modern home’ and one that ‘was inspired by the work of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto’ (we’ve corrected their spelling). It’s said to contain ‘several of his signature features’ and offers some pretty amazing views too.
In the agent’s words: ‘some of the finest views and seascapes in the West of Scotland, if not Western Europe.’ Big words indeed. Specifically, uninterrupted views towards the Isles of Bute and Cumbrae, across the Clyde Estuary to the Ayrshire Coast, over the Sound to Arran and down it towards Carradale, Campbeltown, South Kintyre and the North Channel, beyond which Ireland lies.
In terms of the accommodation, you get five bedrooms and five bathrooms, one containing a jacuzzi, shower and Nordic sauna. You’ll also find two first-floor study / offices that could revert to bedrooms if required. The main sitting and dining rooms are both described as large, with a modern Poggenpohl kitchen also included.
There is a separate library, a workshop, laundry room, larder, wine store / gun room. Off the entrance hallway there is a downstairs cloakroom / toilet, and a boiler / drying room. The cellars extend below the house for ‘secure dry storage’ and there is further storage around the house in the form of roof under-crofts accessible from upstairs bedrooms. If that’s not enough for you, a lodge contains another spa and an exercise pool.
More images on the listing and if you fancy it, the asking price is offers in excess of £700,000.