homify 360°: A house in the woods, Scotland

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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We're heading north now as we take a look at some architectural work done to a woodland cottage in east-Neuk, Scotland, where architectural firm Fife architects have done a stellar job upon the completion of this double extension.

Using timber cladding to do so, the two extensions form a new, spacious porch -to store muddy wellies and fight off the midges before you step indoors- and a rear dining room extension, complete with a wood burner and bi-folding doors that lead out onto a raised wooden patio. 

With the awesome natural surroundings of this part of Scotland to behold, this extension makes sure that the owners of this cottage can really make the most of what they have.

Rear extension

House by the Woods, St Andrews: country Kitchen by Fife Architects
Fife Architects

House by the Woods, St Andrews

Fife Architects

Here's the view of the rear dining room extension and patio. You really get a feel for the natural, wild and overgrown surroundings of the cottage here and you can see exactly why Fife architects have chosen this area to build the extension; views out into the garden and a good sun trap for sunny days or sat next to the fire in the winter this is a great place for an extension.

Another thing to admire here is how the material choice for the extension play so well off of the natural scenery and allows one to admire it whilst not being so dominant in the scene that it detracts from the charm of the garden.

Dining room extension

House by the Woods, St Andrews: country Kitchen by Fife Architects
Fife Architects

House by the Woods, St Andrews

Fife Architects

Thanks to this extension, the inhabitants of the cottage can enjoy this type of view all through the day. Fresh greens blazing through the windows and plenty of natural light intake to coincide. The exposed log burner is a great touch and an awesome centre piece to the room; what better way to keep warm in a cold place like east coast Scotland in winter than around a fire with a great view?

Country kitchen

House by the Woods, St Andrews: country Kitchen by Fife Architects
Fife Architects

House by the Woods, St Andrews

Fife Architects

Bright, warm and cosy in the kitchen, pure whites and natural wood surfaces make this kitchen very admirable and homely. This is what a country cottage is all about really, incredibly quaint, small and so charming you could spend the rest of your life living there! What better way to entertain guests and show off a new extension than with an open plan kitchen dining room?

Front extension

House by the Woods, St Andrews: country Kitchen by Fife Architects
Fife Architects

House by the Woods, St Andrews

Fife Architects

Finally, at the front of the house, we see the porch extension. With the same wooden cladding as the rear and that very rustic appeal that makes this project, in general, very charming design, you can see how practicality and beauty have been combine to good effect.

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