This home on a Scottish island combines the old with the new

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WT Architects have taken an original stone house, that was built in the mid-1700’s, and transformed it into a home that’s livable in today’s world.

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The home is located on the Isle of Coll in Scotland. The original stone building was abandoned in the mid-1800’s as it started to crack.

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When the current owners acquired the building, it was more of a ruin than a house, so they worked with WT Architecture to create a home for their family.

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They decided to incorporate the ruins into the design of the new home, keeping as much of the original building as possible.

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The new part of the home has large floor-to-ceiling windows that take full advantage of the spectacular view of Grishipol Bay.

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An original stone wall creates a sense of the old within the new home.

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Here you can see how another stone wall, which has been stabilized, has had new windows installed into the original structure.

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Upstairs, a large window seat provides the perfect view for relaxing and reading one of the books from the bookshelves.

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A small home office is tucked away and covered in wood.

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In the bedroom, there’s a glimpse of the original building through the glass panel.

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