Swallows Craig

Swallows Craig is built in Oban.

It was constructed on a promontory at the top of a cliff overlooking Oban harbour, and as such enjoys panoramic views, that were un-encumbered in a drum at the end of the house, that houses an open plan living room and kitchen, with bedroom above.

A self build project over a period of 5 years, the house is steel framed for the drum element, and timber frame construction for the bedroom wing. The curved wall proved a challenge for the sliding doors windows, which were specially made in the South of England prior to installation.

It is located on the top of a cliff, with extensive views towards to Isles if Kerrara and Mull to the West. The site also forms the end of a group of houses developed around the Mill Dam with steep embankment and remnants of pine woods.

The general principle of the house is the design of an exceptional quality home, on this unique site appropriate to its setting and surrounding area. It is a highly contemporary designed house super low energy in its construction and its occupation through passive means.

The development of the design and its construction was achieved over an extensive period of time with our client, who built the house himself.