Belmont restoration architect: "One of career's most fulfilling projects"
Nicholas Groves-Raines, award-winning conservation and restoration architect for Belmont, was asked by the magazine Homes and Interiors Scotland to contribute to their "I Love" feature for the September/October issue. We've been unable to provide a full digital link but you can visit the magazine website here . Most of the text can be read in the illustrations, but it's worth extracting Nicholas's heartfelt delight in Belmont:
“I became aware of Belmont House and its unique attributes when it was acquired by very dear friends in the 1970s. Many years later, when approached by the Belmont Trust, which owned it at the time, to tender for architectural conservation work, I was determined to win the commission and so embarked on one of the most fulfilling projects of my career.
“I love Belmont for its proportion and detail, but above all for its disciplined symmetrical composition. This pocket-sized country house encapsulates in a remarkably restrained and discerning manner the best aspects of the great Scottish country mansions of the 18th Century.”
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