Looking to swap the city for a more rural setting, Liberty and Hamish Martin found the ideal overgrown plot for their self build. The couple were eager to create a vernacular Scottish home, with space to run a herb garden and cafe too.
12 months later and the finished scheme is a quirky, wood-clad home that oozes vintage charm.
“Although it’s a new build, I wanted to achieve an authentic vintage look,” she says. A number of fixed elements contribute to establishing the right setting – including exposed beams in the ground floor ceilings, along with the period-style, double-glazed sash and casement windows.
“We chose a traditional kitchen, and I designed a bespoke cooker hood and stone fireplace,” says Liberty. “I wanted them to look as though they’d always been there, and it’s all worked very well.”
She also came up with the family bathroom scheme, complete with cast iron tub and painted tongue-and-groove panelling.