Fine architecture and fine scenery, both come together in this Roddy Langmuir-designed modernist property in Aviemore, Invernessshire, Scotland.
That location is the Cairngorms National Park, with this early 1990s build the the work of Roddy Langmuir, designed for his father mountaineer Eric Langmuir. A design of some merit too, receiving a Royal Institute of British Architects award in 1996.
The house is in an elevated position overlooking ‘a small loch’ and with views Cairngorm mountains beyond. It looks isolated and perhaps is, but the town of Aviemore is just three miles away. So not exactly in the wilds.
As for the property itself, the roof is made from zinc and the exterior clad in cedar. Inside you’ll notice that exposed timber, as well as the ‘sleeping platforms’ and the steel railings, the latter apparently a nod to the nearby ski resort chairlifts.
So many built-in details too, including the book shelves and the desk / storage area for example, not to mention glazing that frames the views beautifully. In fact, the more you look at there images, you more you get out of this place. I suspect a viewing will produce even more.
As for the living space, that’s over two floors with the upper level mainly given over to the kitchen / living / dining room, complete with double-height ceilings and a kitchen units specifically designed by the architect specifically for it. The study area is also here, as are three bedrooms and a bathroom. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and built-in wardrobes, while two of the bedrooms have ‘bunk-style sleeping platforms for extra guests.
Downstairs is described simply as a ‘large room’, used at present as a playroom / boot room, but with potential to adapt to an additional bedroom or anything else you see fit. Also on this floor is a WC, shower and changing room, plus a utility and sauna.
Head outside and apart from the views, you will find a decked area at the rear plus a ‘carefully nurtured’ woodland of birch and pine and a rockery. At the front of the house is a small terrace.
If this is your dream home or getaway (Inverness airport is around 40 miles away from the house), the asking price is offers over £550,000.
Images and details courtesy of the Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.