In this episode I am joined by Andrew Brown of the Scottish architecture studio Brown and Brown, that he co-founded with his wife just over 10 years ago. We discuss their most recent project, Lower Tullochgrue.
The project is an extension and refurbishment of an historic house in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland, with amazing views over the Spey Valley. The existing house is set on an outcrop and they have extended it with a black box that cantilevers out over the sloping landscape to create a covered area for the clients 1960’s Ford Falcon.
In the interview we talk about the stunning location, I find out how the builder had a local dis-used quarry re-opened so that they could use stone that matched the original house and how Andrew tells me how Donald Trump’s book ‘the art of the deal’ has been used to create a secret door handle to a concealed downstairs toilet.
At the end of the episode, I ask Andrew the three questions I ask all my podcast guests;
– what really annoys him about his home?
– what house has he visited that has really inspired him?
– and, if he could choose anyone to design him a new house, who would he choose?
I hope you enjoy listening!