This is the second instalment in our new Houses of the month series, in which we select five of the most popular residences featured on Dezeen every month, from all around the world.
In addition to the Scottish house and the wood-store conversion, November’s top five include an inward-facing home in Spain, a Montreal townhouse and a renovated cabin in the Czech mountains.
Read on to find out more about Dezeen readers’ favourite houses this month:
The most-viewed house featured on Dezeen this month was LR House in the Spanish town of Citruénigo, whose austere exterior hides a series of living spaces arranged around a central courtyard.
Local studio Lecumberri & Cidoncha and architect Ińigo Beguiristain based the paved courtyard on a Greco-Roman impluvium – a sunken basin designed for collecting rainwater.
Its facade is covered in a finish made from recycled TV screens, developed by the architects as a contemporary take on traditional Scottish harling, a rough wall finish made from lime and aggregate.
Architect Enrico Sassi infilled the structure’s damaged stone walls with bricks, added a new clay roof and fitted a new window as part of the transformation.
At the centre of the home is a glass-walled courtyard with a tree, while the top floor takes the form of a glass-walled pavilion that provides views of the surrounding neighbourhood as well as the house’s lower levels.
Playful, modern finishes are juxtaposed with the timber and granite structure’s original features throughout, with the extension bearing floor-to-ceiling glass walls and a flat roof.