The Moor House takes its inspiration from traditional island blackhouses and on a more personal note seeks to reflect the client’s long family history of living on the same croft for many generations. The two gables are reminiscent of the look of traditional blackhouses where gables were added to the main house. The material palette takes inspiration from the original stone house built by the client’s forebears on the croft and the small red corrugated iron house which was later built by the client’s grandfather. The new house reflects the journey of one island family over time.
The house has extensive views over the distinctive Lewis moors which change throughout the seasons.