Minimalist refuge out in the wilds: The holiday home Black h is surrounded by meadows and pastures on a peninsula on the rugged west coast of Scotland’s Isle of Skye. Closed on its weather facing side, the house opens out to the north and south with floor to ceiling panoramic windows: to the west your view extends across Loch Vatten towards Macleod’s Tables, to the east across Loch Bracadale towards the Cuillin ridge. You will feel as if you are immersed in nature – whether you are in the kitchen with its dining area, a few steps down in the living room or in the bedroom.
The black larch slats of the exterior façade are reflected inside, which contributes to the continuity between the interior and exterior space. Its decor is deliberately minimalist, drawing your focus out to the stunning landscape. And on the terraces to each side of Black h you can enjoy both the morning and evening sun.
What to do
Walking, hiking, climbing, boat trips – or relaxing with views of the weather rolling in from the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains. Nature begins right at your doorstep: you can watch the sheep, otters, sea eagles and even dolphins. There are also several award-winning restaurants in the area. A visit to Dunvegan Castle and its gardens is also a must.
Why we like this house
A minimalist yet welcoming retreat for two in the midst of a dramatic landscape. The views from the windows offer cinematic natural spectacles in a widescreen format.
This house is great for
Couples, nature lovers, foodies
|Region||UK – United Kingdom, Scottland, Isle of Skye, Dunvegan|
|Scenery||on the Isle of Skye’s rugged and beautiful west coast|
|Number of guests||Max. 2 people|
|Design||Dualchas Architects, Sleat, Isle of Skye; Interior & Landscape Design: Jason & Sarah Bold|
|Published||Dezeen 1/2019, ELLE Decoration UK 10/2018, Haus & Bauen Extra 2018|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), Hiking, Island, Mountains, Sea|
|Same Partner||Wood h|
|Same Architect||Wood h|
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