the project

We were brought in by the client, who lives abroad, to architecturally transform the interior of this impressive new-build shooting lodge in the Scottish Highlands near Inverness. Our client asked if we would assist in Project Managing the build in his absence, trusting us to produce an impressive interior suitable for large-scale hunting parties for his family and friends. 

How we worked

We started by giving the property a stately double height entrance hall, with an Imperial double staircase featuring a wreathed handrail, offering a great first impression for visitors. The large reception rooms feature significant internal architectural features chosen by us, including oak panelling, coffered ceilings, hardwood beams, parquet flooring, and several majestic fireplaces. We also installed marbled bathrooms plus a high-quality lighting system to create a soft luxurious mood at night.

The soft furnishings are mostly by Farr Furnishings, and we worked together to co-ordinate the decor and style of the property. The interior design flows effortlessly and accentuates the comfortable upmarket country home feel of this property.

We were able to satisfy the overseas client that any problems would be handled efficiently by us in his absence. And it was a thoroughly enjoyable build, with all parties working well together. The main contractor was David Mackay of Mackay Builders with expert joinery subcontractor Highland Joiners, plus other tradesmen.

Success of the project

Once inside it’s hard to believe that the house was built in 2015. It has the feel of a well-appointed old-style hunting lodge, yet offers all modern conveniences, with sophisticated heating and lighting and eco-friendly systems.

Its impressive old-country house feel comes from the design and use of classic materials and detailing that will last more than a lifetime.