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3 Thorn Road

Glasgow - Residential - On Site

The proposals seek to draw upon the rich and varied history of its context, whilst creating a home better suited to the dynamics of a young family. The contemporary refurbishment and extension will reinforce the diverse character of this Glasgow Conservation area.
Set in the Old Bearsden Conservation Area, on the site of the Antonine Wall, Thorn Road is rich in history. As Bearsden developed into a highly desirable industrial age suburb it gave rise to a diverse and eclectic array of architectural styles and forms. Each villa on Thorn Road represents the fashion and architectural tastes of the developer, architect and builder of the time.

The The layout of this residential property reflects the era of its construction, with large formal entertaining spaces dominating the layout, with smaller cellular servants quarters occupying the rear of the property. As a result this large home suffers from poorly lit and sized kitchen accommodation and inadequate guest facilities.

The proposals sought to maintain the quality of the existing living accommodation whilst creating a large kitchen, dining space to the rear, south facing aspect of the property. A fully operable south facing glazed elevation invites natural light into the internal environment whilst better address the currently underutilised external environment.

A palette of warm and tonally muted materials constitute the internal decoration with an injection of colour and texture introduced by the red and beige sandstone walling.

The project will complete on site in the summer of 2024.

Structural Engineer_Curtins

_J Reilly Builders, Gray and Dick, Angus and Mack

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