Perth housebuilders Stephen have been shortlisted in national housebuilding awards.
The family firm is a finalist in the ‘Private Development of the Year’ (small) category of the Homes for Scotland Awards 2018 for its development at Chapelton, Aberdeenshire.
All shortlisted developments will be visited by judges next month, with the winners announced at the HFS Annual Lunch in Edinburgh on Friday 25 May 2018.
Stephen has been shortlisted in respect of 20 cottages being created at Chapelton, which will ultimately become Scotland’s largest new town.
The two and three bedroom semi and detached cottages set in attractive courtyards complement the firm’s range of two to six bedroom homes, many of which are already occupied.
John Stephen, Managing Director said, “These cottages are proving extremely popular since being added to the town’s street scene, with ten of them reserved off plan in the first few months. We have received an extremely positive response to the their layouts with buyers and Chapelton residents alike commenting on the versatility of the homes and the lifestyle that they provide, particularly to those downsizing. These properties have their own distinctive character and we hope the courtyards will create small communities around their own private green spaces, adding to the owners’ sense of pride and place.“
Enhancing the immediate local area, access to the courtyards has been designed to be private, with hidden parking while still allowing open views to the courtyards from the adjacent residential street. The landscape design of each south facing courtyard has been given special attention to give them their own individual charm and character providing seasonal interest and intimate seating areas.