Dornoch, Highlands of Scotland
8,500 sq ft – 790 m2
Holiday House, 5 Bed
British Home Awards 2010 - Commended
International Design & Architecture Awards 2012 - Winner
The brief was to bring a dash of the Cote D’Azur to the Scottish Highlands. The space was a new extension to an eighteenth-century family house, complete with several bedrooms, a kitchen and a turret with a bell-tower. Maurizio’s first step was to lay matching floorboards in both the old and the new wings and create a colour scheme consisting of pastels, naturals, yellows and blues. Expensive finishes were rejected in favour of unfinished woods, antique leathers and robust textures. The client wanted a mix of old and new to create a lived-in feel. To this end, Maurizio Pellizzoni sourced many pieces from salvage and reclamation yards and included the client’s existing artworks and antiques.
"We love the house now it’s finished and thoroughly enjoy the time we spend here. You could not possibly be anywhere but Scotland. Sometimes we do get all the seasons in one day, but when the sun shines it is the best place on earth."