Building Willow Brae

These pages document the journey from empty plot to completed building.

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Whilst construction was due for completion in 2012, and the structure was completed to wind and watertight by then, the not-uncommon constraints of the weather, contractors and budget meant it was 2013 before decorating could commence, which pushed the final moving-in date back to 2014.

Built to high standards with comfort, flexibility and energy conservation as key aspects of the design, care has been taken by the architect (David Mee of Fort William) and the owner to ensure that the finished building will blend naturally with the locality – indeed from the road it appears to be a traditional single story building, as seen above.

Away from the road, however, the full scale of the house can be appreciated – even whilst awaiting decking and landscaping.  The views from within are breathtaking, looking out on the Sound of Mull towards Oban, whilst the open plan living area itself with its cathedral ceiling combines spaciousness with homely comfort.

Click on “The Build/Timeline” links above to follow the story of how this was achieved!   See more  interior photographs and details by clicking the option “Accommodation” on the menu bar at the top of the home page.

See the village from above at Lochaline from the air – 13 Aug 2011 – a video  kindly recorded on YouTube by “Davehighflyer” who used a model glider to capture the footage. The house (easily identifiable as it was at that time covered in bright red sheeting!) can be seen  39 seconds in, and  on several occasions thereafter. The ferry, which can be seen moored just inside the mouth of Loch Aline, operates between Lochaline village and Fishnish, just north of Craignure, on the Isle of Mull, an easy route for visiting Iona or Tobermory.


Larch cladding and render 2012


North facade render painted




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