“My chosen building in Midlothian is a house in Lasswade. A classic mid-century modern house by one of Scotland’s most prolific architects of the era, Robert Steedman of firm Morris and Steedman. Living in the Scottish Borders I first became interested in architecture of that style through the work of Peter Womersley.
It’s flat-roofed and partly-cantilivered overlooking a meadow in Lasswade. Unlike many Morris and Steedman houses, this one is quite easy to see. But like all the best houses of its type, it keeps its best side hidden from view.
I have admiration of both architect and client for being so bold. You don’t immediately think of this style of house in Scotland, so they’re always special – especially when they’re on your doorstep. From inside and out they’re just magic! It goes without saying that I’d like to live there.”
Michael Smith, Graphic artist, aged 36.
Photography by Michael Smith; manipulated by Susan T. Grant.