20 September 2014 (10:00am - 4:00pm)
�This small 'But & Ben' house sat derelict and uninhabited for over half a century. A family outing to Inverallochy and to nearby Maggie's Hoosie so inspired the Thomas-Wright family that they set about a 10 year project to renovate this humble, traditional Scottish building.
Keen to respect the conservation area in which 9 Shore Street sits, the external restoration work retains the original low-level roof line, the exposed granite walls, the window positions and the original footprint, as well other key features integral to its history.
Having been a working family home for most of its life, with a short spell as a fisherman's store in the late 20th Century, this But & Ben with a half-hoose addition, is now a family home again.The internal renovation drew its inspiration from the history of the building; the open-plan design informing contemporary living. The Thomas-Wrights are eager to gather people's memories and knowledge of the building and its past inhabitants.
Architect: Michael Slessor (Renovation)
Building Date: 1750
A harpist will be playing at intervals throughout the day and refreshments will be served.