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Kilmacolm Houses: Inverclyde Property

Inverclyde Houses in Renfrewshire, Strathclyde design by ataSTUDIO, Glasgow, Scotland

16 Oct 2007

Kilmacolm Homes

Design: ataSTUDIO

ataSTUDIO have just completed a small housing project (2 houses) at Smithy Brae, Kilmacolm, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire.

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Kilmacolm Houses

One of the houses is owned by Graeme (ataSTUDIO principal) who physically built most of it (a true self-build).

The project is currently shortlisted for a Saltire Housing Award, and Graeme’s house is shortlisted for a Roses Design Award for projects under £200k. Graeme’s house is also featured in this month’s Homes and Interiors Scotland.

Kilmacolm Houses images / information from ataSTUDIO

Some other unusual domestic projects by ataSTUDIO just complete/in the pipeline:

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Bothwell house – photo; East Kilbride house – model

Scottish Houses


Kilmacolm is a village and civil parish in the Inverclyde council area, and the historic county of Renfrewshire in the west central Lowlands of Scotland. It lies on the northern slope of the Gryffe Valley, 7+1⁄2 miles (12 kilometres) southeast of Greenock and around 15 miles (24 km) west of the city of Glasgow.

The village has a population of around 4,000 and is part of a wider civil parish which covers a large rural hinterland of 15,000 hectares (150 km2; 58 sq mi) containing within it the smaller settlement of Quarrier’s Village, originally established as a 19th-century residential orphans’ home.

The modern village retains the character of its Victorian and Edwardian boom. The railway station was closed in 1983, and the track converted into a recreational cycle path. Despite an increase in new housing in the village during the latter half of the 20th century and a corresponding increase in population, Kilmacolm has remained reasonably static in size over the past decade.

Architecture in Glasgow

House for an Art Lover
House for an Art Lover
photo © Adrian Welch

Lawlor House
Lawlor House Glasgow
picture from architect studio

MacCalman House
MacCalman House
photo : Andrew Lee

Float Bay House, Sandhead, nr Stranraer
Float Bay house
picture from architect

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