Cornival is a contemporary take on Aberdeenshire’s traditional granite cottages, with a focus on functional family living.
The secluded Victorian cottage and byre were fully stripped and refurbished. Additional space was created with a modern, bold extension of blackened timber and glass. A careful combination of design-led features and traditional craftsmanship skillfully bring together the old and new structures. Granite was carefully picked and repointed, while openings were carved in the thick stone walls to introduce expansive glazing.
The Coldwells Build joiners created bespoke birch cabinetry which runs the length of the entrance hallway. A strategically placed 250kg frameless skylight highlights the bathroom’s charred larch wall, torched using a traditional Japanese technique called Shou Sugi Ban.
Coldwells Build won the national and Scottish Master Builder awards for Cornival in 2021.
The Coldwells Build team are honoured to be named national winners for our ‘Cornival’ project at the 2021 Federation of Master Builder awards. Read More about Coldwells Build Crowned National Winner at Prestigious Construction Awards