This is a wonderful old Scottish home in rural Perthshire, full of history and charm. Castles (like all historic buildings) have been altered so many times over the years as lifestyles have changed and this one is no exception.
The brief was to transform Ashintully Castle into a bright and spacious home for a 21st century family – full of natural daylight and space – whilst respecting the history and character of the listed building and retaining all that is special about it.
This project involves lots of restoration work too – replacing the roof, repairing problem areas and making the building good for the next 100 years at least.
We are making very few changes to the exterior – the majority of the design focuses on inside the castle. The most exciting part of the project is moving the kitchen from a small dark room at the back of the building to a wonderful south facing room which is spacious, has great views and much bigger windows. Nowadays many people spend most of their time in the kitchen and so it makes sense to us for the kitchen to get the best room in the house! The rest of the works involve simplifying the layout, improving the internal flow and making it a home that works for this generation and hopefully many more to come.