Architecturally Unique

Please note, in each edition of the Bulletin we feature the work of a unique architect. These properties are usually NOT currently for sale, but are included to help inspire readers as to the talent that abounds when the mind of a good architect meets the imagination of a unique property person. Something that little bit special is often created by the synergy. Also please don’t worry if the architect is a long distance away from your building site – modern technology has systems expressly designed to bridge what were once significant obstacles to remote design. With broadband, you can acquire international flavour in the blink of an Ipad. Enhanced by Skype and CAD, most things are now possible.



This edition of Unique Property Bulletin we spotted a wonderful house designed by architect Richard Murphy. It was featured on Grand Designs House of The Year. Plus it has been on the RIBA House of The Year 2016 shortlist as well (here). The property is built on a very small site, but has an incredible number of floors, and can go from dark to very light by ingenious Thunderbird type wizardy.

This house fits into the Edinburgh vernacular in an inspired way, whilst containing so much innovation, that anyone who watches the Grand Design episode, will be genuinely amazed at. In 30 years of publishing Unique Property Bulletin I reckon this is one of my top ten favourites.

Video of The Murphy House, Hart Street, Edinburgh

This video deliberately begins in the dark morning. There is a reason for this. As the presentation progresses, the house interior starts out in darkness, and then through a series of innovative features the architect has designed, it ends up being flooded with light. A neat trick given this is a very small build plot and the building needs to fit in with the surrounding Edwardian style.

So our

Commended Architect

For this Unique Property Bulletin is:-

Mr Richard Murphy

Click Here For This Architect’s Dedicated Website