by David Burgher | 16 Nov 2018
Aitken Turnbull Architects are pleased to have received a commission to convert Netherbyres House.
Netherbyres House is a Category B Listed former care home property built in the Tudor Jacobean style situated on the outskirts of the Berwickshire fishing town of Eyemouth and set within 40 acres of land and incorporates a unique mathematically devised elliptical walled garden.
The original residence was built in 1835 for Captain Sir Samuel Brown, one of the most significant engineers of his time, renowned for his “…manufacture and construction of chain cables and suspension bridges…” and in particular for his ‘…beautiful chain bridge over the Tweed at Paxton…”. The house included a suspension bridge across the Eye Water, and a central staircase with a long nautical style finely detailed gallery.