Kirk House

Garve, Ross-shire

Kirk House is a red sandstone Victorian Church of Scotland, a reminder of a falling congregation, deconsicrated and sold on.  It sits between a railway line and a busy road on the edge of Garve.  There is a wooded bank to the south and east rear elevations, and a long view to Ben Wyvis to the west and north.

The form and massing of the church is powerful and demands a restrained approach.  Externally little has changed, yet there are hints to a new interior in the external details; galvanised gutters and poured concrete wood store enclosure, a new light in the bell tower,  a stainless steel door handle. Internally the house is spatially dynamic, beautifully lit while being a functioning family home.



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