Bruce Stephens stars in Scotland’s Home of the Year Show

Bruce Stephens wowed judges on Scotland’s Home of the Year show with the stunning contemporary home he designed and built for his family near Coupar Angus in Perthshire. Architect Bruce,

Architect Bruce, Bell Ingram’s Director of Design, starred in the first regional heat of the series which aired on Wednesday night on the new BBC Scotland channel.

Eye-catching cantilever frontage.

The heats take place over seven 30-minute episodes building to the one hour final in which Scotland’s Home of the Year is decided. Bruce’s striking four-bedroom, three-bathroom property was featured alongside homes in Stanley and Kirriemuir as judges Kate Spiers (lifestyle blogger), Anna Campbell-Jones (interior designer) and Michael Angus (architect) kicked off their search for stand-out design and impressive interiors.

The trio were particularly impressed by Bruce’s top floor balcony with its hot tub, sauna and views across the beautiful east Perthshire countryside.

The eye-catching cantilever frontage was described as “brave and exciting” and there was praise for the “elegantly proportioned rooms” and “sense of personalisation” for each family member.

Said Bruce: “I like natural materials so the timber cladding will dull down and go grey because I’ve left it untreated. I also wanted to make a feature as you come up to the house and I think the ‘chameleon’ cladding – the cantilever bit that sticks up out front – that does just that.

“On the ground floor everything is virtually open plan and it goes all the way into the kids’ playroom above so whenever they are upstairs they are still part of the big main space.”

Watch the show in full by following the BBC IPlayer link