James B Dunn, 1930-32. Scottish Renaissance details.
Substantial 2-storey and attic house with N entrance front
and S facing main elevation. Mixed bullfaced rubble, tooled
Entrance at N in rear centre slightly projecting gabled bay
with service entrance left (E) screened by round-arched
balustraded service court and to right (W) built-in double
garage with plank doors and long wrought thistle finialled
4-bay S front with set back 2-storey wing (garage with
library above) at W and single storey and attic service
range at E. Centre arcaded loggia framed by 2 round-headed
arches supported by squat columns after manner of Elgin High
Street 17th century merchant houses; pair of
segmental-headed gabletted dormers break wallhead above.
Advanced and gabled flanking bays with ground and 1st floor
Multi-pane sashes with plate glass lower lights in front
windows. Most angles rounded and corbelled out at 1st floor
height. Wallhead and ridge stacks; crowsteps; graded Banffshire
slate roof; stone ridges.
INTERIOR: small entrance lobby leads into large stairhall
with drawing room (right) and dining room (left). Drawing
room divided from hall by removable panels. Oak staircase
with plain balusters leads to 1st floor landing, partially
lined with cupboards with pannelled wooden doors. Top lit
billiard room in attic. Simple moulded wooden chimneypieces
with tiled slips (?Derbyshire marble in drawing rooms);
panelled doors; brass door furniture; simple moulded ceiling
cornices; parquet floors.