Craig En Goyne House is a substantial Red Sandstone Victorian Villa located to the east side of Kilsyth. The property had been altered during its conversion into a residential care home in the 1980s including a single storey extension to the West elevation. Young and Gault were approached to develop designs for the redevelopment of the extension & refurbishment of the existing villa in the Autumn of 2006.
The scheme comprises a three storey extension to the existing villa incorporating a partial lower ground floor taking advantage of the existing topography. The upper floor levels match the existing ground & first floor level of the villa providing fully integrated accommodation between the two elements.
The existing home provided accommodation for 14 residents, the brief was to increase this to 40. The existing day areas were refurbished within the existing villa with the majority of new bedrooms incorporating ensuite bathrooms being provided within the two upper floors of the new build extension. The lower ground floor accommodates new kitchen & staff facilities.
The design of the external elevations incorporates materials & window proportions reflecting the existing villa, the apparent volume of the extension is reduced utilizing a lowered roof eaves detail & dormer windows to the top floor bedrooms; these dormers were clad in zinc to give a high quality finish.
The design of the extension achieves a high level of accommodation on the site but avoids overshadowing the existing Victorian villa.