Innovative single house design

This category focuses on individual properties and extensions. The scheme must demonstrate the very best in construction, layout, siting and design. It should also demonstrate exceptional consideration in terms of environmental, functional and physical attributes.

2023 award winners

Category winner, distinction

The Steading

Large house with sandstone walls, large windows and wildflowers in the foreground

Highly commended

Burnside Cottage

Cottage with Scottish Larch cladding, large window screens and flowers in the foreground

Highly commended


A single-storey clad house on a grassy hill and flowers

Highly commended

Spyon Cop

Indoor space with sofa looking at wood burner with window screen behind


14 Craig View

Inside 14 Craig View, with glass wall and living room area looking out to hills and pond


The Beeches

Inside the Beeches, kitchen island with 3 hanging lamps and large glass doors

2023 shortlist

Mack Lodge: Rachael Walker Architects in Rothienorman

Collage of two images, front and back of house with cladding, large windows and gravel driveway

The Walled Garden: McWilliam Lippe Architects in Keithhall, Inverurie

Collage of two images, one storey stone building and modern house with large glass windows and patio

Tummel: Fiddes Architects in Torphins

Collage of two images, front and back of Tummel building with cladding and patio area

Middleton Farm Steading: Glen Strachan Architect in Blackdog

Collage of two viewpoints of modern clad house with some window walls