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A Grand Design   21 July 2012  14 photos   Slideshow...

A flying visit to Strathaven Airfield with my long-time flying buddy, architect Richard Murphy. Richard has designed a wacky new house for Colin, the airfield owner at Strathaven. The house sits right beside the runway and is currently being filmed by Channel 4 for the Grand Designs programme.

The Grand Design
The Grand Design

Eastern elevation
Eastern elevation

View from the back with the windsock beyond
View from the back with the..

Northern side, that looks across the airfield
Northern side, that looks a..

My microlight in front of the main first floor living area and the sunset balcony
My microlight in front of t..

West facing living room and balcony on the first floor
West facing living room and..

First floor - the kitchen and snug
First floor - the kitchen a..

Richard climbs up for a look at the second floor "office" area
Richard climbs up for a loo..

Looking from the second floor office down to the main living/dining area
Looking from the second flo..

Second floor and the office
Second floor and the office

Wacky circular ground floor guest bedrooms
Wacky circular ground floor..

Runway view
Runway view

Richard and client, Colin, talk business while Richard's plane, G-RIBA, looks on approvingly
Richard and client, Colin, ..

Postscript: it's a huge runway, but with one tiny muddy patch. But like a fly attracted to a sh*te, Richard managed to land right into it!
Postscript: it's a huge run..