Tiree house- shortlisted for RIBA Manser Medal

House No7, a refurbished black house on the Isle of Tiree belonging to Dave and Liz Kerr has been short listed for a prestigious design award. The homes are named in the Royal Institute of British Architects’ shortlist for this year’s Manser Medal.
The Manser Medal is given for originality, quality and imagination, rather than the scale of a project’s social aspiration. More often than not, the shortlist focuses on bespoke houses – large and small – that come about when an architect with a good idea gets to work with a particularly courageous client. The architect in question, Murray Kerr was under additional family scrutiny as he is the son of Dave and Liz.
Six homes have been short listed and the winner will be announced on 16 October 2014. Earlier in the year this stunning property was the winner of Grand Designs Home of the Year 2014 and Kevin McCloud one of the judges said “I fell in love with this project because of it’s simplicity. It’s rather breathtaking”.
The build was undertaken by local firm, John MacKinnon Builders and they have delivered a beautiful property, the result being the old and new parts of the property blend effortlessly together.
We wish everyone involved in this project the very best of luck in October.

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