Seafield House Isle of Man

Seafield House Isle of Man

Seafield is a new building in a strikingly beautiful location on the Isle of Man’s craggy coastline. The small building contains guest accommodation ancillary to the main house on a country estate, on which Gort Scott has carried out three separate projects. 

Client: Private
Project Status: Completed

The building has been designed as a contemporary response to the stark and austere traditional Manx cottages.  Castletown Stone, the local stone, has been used to clad the building, applied in the traditional method by local specialist craftsmen.   This stone is incised with crisp, pale precast concrete window surrounds and these are matched by a slender balcony and cast-in-place stair.

The building grows out of an existing boundary wall, also in traditional Castletown Stone.  It has an asymmetrical profile, which forms a simple silhouette against the dramatic landscape. 

Inside, the upstairs living room follows the tall roof profile up to a sky light at the top, and the balcony provides a south-facing spot with views across the fields to the nearby rocky coast.

"This is an accomplished and mature project from a young practice that shows great promise" David Grandorge, Architecture Today 29.0912


David Grandorge


5 Houses by 5 practices, The Architects' Journal , 16th May 2013
Isle of Man House by Gort Scott, Dezeen, 15th October 2012


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