Black House

Overlooking Loch Bracadale on the Isle of Skye, the Black House is a modernization of Scotland's vernacular architecture. The home draws inspiration from the traditional "blackhouses" of the region. Not for the hue of its exterior facade, but its self-built construction and understated material palette. Internally, cement blocks, plywood clad walls, concrete floors, and exposed ductwork form a utilitarian aesthetic. The bedrooms, bathrooms, and studio are tucked in the back of the split-level. A few steps up, the interior opens up to the kitchen and main living area where a glazed wall frames in views of the rural landscape.

Photos: Nigel Rigden / Rural Design Architects

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