Strathdoon House

Racecourse Road, Ayr

Strathdoon House is a large, detached Victorian villa situated in the centre of Ayr.  When the building was purchased in 2016 by private individuals, we were appointed to support the client by designing proposals for a luxury mixed development of townhouses and apartments. We were asked to provide a design which was sensitive to the Category B listed building, maintaining as much of the original features as possible, whilst extending the existing property with additional new-build mews units and contemporary apartments.

Drawing influence from the service wing which extended from the rear of the existing property, we developed a courtyard complex with a large central garden for communal use and to encourage social interaction. We worked closely with the local planning department and Historic Scotland to develop a contemporary design language which complimented the existing Victorian villa and maintained it as the primary feature of the property. We achieved planning permission for the proposals in early 2019.