A Run Down House is Transformed into a Modern Home

After sitting empty for several years, a bungalow in Braid Hills had gone into disrepair prior to a family purchasing it. With its condition and poor layout, they hired Capital A to transform the South Edinburgh house into a much larger modern home.

With the dramatic ground level change, they chose to work with it instead of fight it by designing a split level extension. Now, the main living area is at ground level so it can be reached without having to climb any steps.

The design includes a new cantilevered overhang that spans the length of the house and becomes an outdoor balcony.

Another large cantilever was incorporated onto the street side to create a welcoming entrance that’s covered, offering protection from the weather.

The new interior of the main living space is open and brightly lit, flowing from one space to the next.

Photos courtesy of Capital A Architecture.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.