An open plan living space was created in the main bothy section with existing and new openings used to maintain the agricultural appearance. A Siberian larch-clad extension was added to the north side of the property to house a bedroom, utility room, bathroom and sunroom with a large picture window opening onto a glazed veranda to take advantage of the views all year round.
The existing stone was repointed in traditional lime, while the larch was left untreated to weather down to a silvery grey to blend in with the stone bothy. The building needed electricity, potable water by borehole and drainage by treatment plant due to its remote location near the protected river South Esk. Large retaining walls and additional drainage were also necessary because of its downhill situation accessed by a single-track road.