Architects break ground at Mains of Carnousie

Carnousie Steading

ANNIE Kenyon Architects (ak|a) has broken ground at their enabling project at Carnousie, Turriff.

Set in the heart of glorious rolling countryside in the beautiful Deveron valley in Aberdeenshire, lies the imposing, although now somewhat ruinous, structure of Mains of Carnousie Steading.

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Built in 1792, by General “Tiger” Duff Gordon, this outstanding category B listed quadrangular steading with its elegant and classical design features and its soaring tower and Venetian window topped by a distinctive birdcage bellcote, is listed on the Buildings at Risk register.

To support the investment required for the restoration of the steading, Annie Kenyon Architects and its sister company Annie Kenyon Developments have obtained planning for 15 new build homes.

ak|a are delighted to see the first of these homes being built as work began this month. Phase one of Mains of Carnousie will be built half a mile away from the steading, preserving the unique location of the original building but still having a sense of connection to the steading and neighbouring castle.

The Steading itself will be saved through a conservation project which will preserve the magnificent fabric of the building and give it a long-term, sustainable future through the creation of six unique and beautiful homes.

Annie Kenyon homes are designed for contemporary living and family life, each home has a unique layout designed specifically for the site and setting, maximising on natural light, views and space. These bright, spacious, energy efficient homes are built to order.

Phase one (Plots one to seven) of Mains of Carnousie are available to reserve now. Be part of the story!

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