A Castle in Scotland
There has been a castle on this site since the 13th century. This house, masterplanned and designed by our senior design director, Rupert Cunningham, represents the latest phase in a storied building programme that saw the house largely rebuilt in the 17th century, enlarged again in the 18th century, enlarged again and considerably remodelled in the 19th century, and then suffering ruin in the 20th century.
In the 1970s, the Victorian work was demolished and the tower house beautifully and imaginatively restored to its 17th century form – once again becoming home to the family that have owned it for the last 650 years.
As well as significant exterior alterations and extension, Rupert designed the interior architecture of all the new rooms in the castle, including the spectacular double height staircase, kitchen, bedrooms and service wing shown here. The interior decoration was carried out by the owner, working closely with Kate Arbuthnott.