Herald Property Award 2009
Best Luxury Home award for Arts & Crafts house in Scotland at the Herald Property Award 2009
Hugh Petter's design for a new Arts & Crafts house in Avenel, Kilmacolm in Scotland has received an Award for Best Luxury Home at the Herald Property Awards. The award was presented to the developer, Scops Developments at a ceremony in Glasgow.
The house is one of six new homes within the gardens of the original home of Wallace Forrester. The beauty of the 10-acre site in Kilmacolm is attributed to Forrester who acquired the estate in 1962 and set out to develop lush landscaped gardens and woodland that is now an important local wildlife habitat. When he died in 2001 his family were determined to preserve his legacy, however the original house was small and incapable of modernisation as a family home. Each of the six new homes has a unique character and is traditionally inspired reflecting the established local architecture. The houses disturb as little of the landscape as possible, preserving the unique qualities of this mature landscape setting.