Eagle Rock

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A 400 m2 four bedroom, four bathroom, elliptical plan house with 20 mile panoramic views from all rooms down the Sound of Mull.

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The house nestles into the high landscape with sedum and lead roofs, lime-harled battered walls, 450 mm recycled newspaper insulation, and an internal Douglas Fir glulam structural frame.

Interior walls are plastered using a soft cornered undercoat plaster. The main contractor was Macdonald Joinery Ltd.

The house is heated by a wet underfloor heating system with floor pipes laid 100 mm apart for maximum efficiency.

A bank of 15 kW photo-voltaic panels provides a substantial proportion of its power requirements throughout the year, supplemented by an 8 kW air source heat pump, two wood-stoves and off-peak electricity.

The house achieves 100% on its environmental impact rating and 99% for energy efficiency.

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Photo credit: Mark Nicholson