Herald Property Award 2011
Best Luxury Home award for Arts & Crafts house in Scotland
A new Arts & Crafts house in Avenel, Kilmacolm in Scotland, designed by Hugh Petter has received the Best Luxury Home Award at the Herald Property Awards. The award was presented to the developer, Scops Developments at a ceremony in Glasgow.
This is the second time this award has been given to a property on this site; it was previously won in 2009 for another one of six new homes within the gardens of the original home of Wallace Forrester.
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. 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.