This new 4 bedroom 2 storey 140 m2 mews house with garaging lies on a small site in the grounds of a grade 11 listed house within a Conservation area close to Edinburgh's Botanical Gardens. To the west in the grounds of a former 'Traquair' church are more recent developments, with various large mature trees.
This site is at the end of the mews where a path continues onwards to a nearby river to which the first floor living room window is orientated. Direct rear garden entry is maintained for the current owners continued access. Like a traditional mews the north facing the existing house is largely imperforate at first floor to avoid overlooking. A patio provides ground level amenity with extensive glazing which is concealed from view of the existing by the changes in ground level. Large roof lights provide illumination into the core.
It is finished in Red Binnie or red Corsehil sandstone with rough hewn ashlar to north and west elevations and dressed stone to the south, to all reveals and copings. Windows and doors are of oak and bronze anodised, and the roof is a standing seam construction of zinc or terne coated steel. The calm elegant and low key detailing concentrates upon the buildings monolithic surface qualities. The scheme responds to a number of as yet un-built nearby developments which had recently received planning.