Valtos House

Uig Isle of Lewis 2011

The house on this former croft site straddles an area previously occupied by an abandoned rubble wall enclosure.  Together with the retained wall  sections, an enclosed garden is created on the windswept site.  A new drystone construction  wraps around the base of the Scottish larch-clad house.  The design addresses the practicalities of life on the Atlantic face from gables set to the prevailing winds, thick sheep’s wool insulation and the day to day life of wellington boots and a wet dog.