PLOT 12: The Gem TREVOR BLACK ARCHITECTS WITH O'BRIEN HOMES LTD The Gem was one of the houses on display and open to the public for viewing at Scotland's first housing Expo, which took place at Milton of Leys, Inverness, in August 2010. The house was named The Gem as a result of its distinctive diamond shaped gable profile, with its roof trusses projecting dramatically to support the balconies to the first floor rooms. With its striking appearance the Gem will make an interesting contribution to the townscape looking down North Street, and framing the wonderful view over Inverness from the heart of the Expo site. Trevor Black Architects and O'Brien Homes Ltd have worked closely to develop this two storey, three bedroom, family home which has been designed to ensure that it is practicable and affordable while achieving exemplary standards of architectural design. The simple building profile and layout allows all the space to be maximised and used efficiently to create a house with rooms that feel spacious, bright and airy. It has been sensitively designed as a passive solar house which...