Cowieswells is a derelict farm south of Stonehaven in NE Scotland. We were lucky enough to acquire the place in August 2010 when we were moving back to the UK from Norway and looking for something to match or even better our previous, fjord-side home. The farm house and steading (barns) command an impressive and exposed cliff top location with fantastic views across the North Sea. The buildings were constructed from sandstone in a traditional style and our goal in rebuilding it is to be sympathetic to the original design whilst creating a much larger house which is modern, efficient and maximizes the unique views.

Since we bought the place we have spent over a year working with architects, planners and generally doing stuff that doesn't make for interesting reading. This blog picks up the renovation process in late 2011 when work outside got started. Over the coming months it will be updated every week or so with pictures, movies and the odd bit of text. Like Grand Designs but without the suave sarcasm of Kevin McCloud.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Week 2 and the roof is gone

Been away all week so it was good to get down and check out on progress today. All the slates have gone from the roof and inside everything is stripped down to the stone. These guys don't hang about
A lovely sunny day and the roof is gone
So have all the internal walls 

Upstairs looks equally as bare 

Windows gone
Sophie and mum checking out the daffodils in the garden

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