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bothy

Kingsburg is known for its stunning landscapes in an otherwise windy and exposed climate. The ‘bothy’ is an ancient reference to rural outbuildings which were humble in scale and often left open for local use. The client wanted a year around cottage for their family of four with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The design opens up views to the Kingsburg pond to the south east, and positions the ‘public spaces’- the living room, kitchen and dining room- in an open great room to the south. The private quarters- the bedrooms and bathrooms- face back to the village to the north. The house is clad in a weather resistant metal siding ‘wrap’ on east and west sides, with hemlock wood siding on north and south inset ends. The interior is a restrained palette of exposed concrete floors with hemlock wood and bright white walls and cabinetry.