Castle Dhu

Brief

Scotlands first contemporary tower house, perhaps best described by John Dunbar in Yale University's Buildings of Scotland series: 'Borders'.

"An eye catching tower house by Crichton Wood, 1998-2000. Strictly contemporary design, relying for its effect upon form and massing rather than replication of medieval detail. Three main storeys and a stepped L-plan, each element slightly dynamic. A circular stair turret in the main (w) re-entrant angle, with the principle entrance alongside it, and a low w wing. Rendered breeze block and brick, with gabled slate covered roofs. The stair-turret rises to a glazed caphouse, and two of the salient angles of the main tower sprout metal-framed glass turrets to capture the magnificent views to S and E."