Luxury apartments will be built at a former Black Isle hotel and care home after the scheme was approved by planning officials.
The four-floor Victorian-built Marine House in Rosemarkie has stood empty since it closed as a nursing home in 2015.
Now it will be transformed into 11 two and three-bedroom apartments, which are already being marketed off-plan.
William Gray Construction bought the building through its sister company, Ark Estates, in June last year.
The development is being sold through Strutt & Parker and prices range from £225,000 to £450,000.
Last night, managing director William Gray said: “We’re delighted with the interest we’ve had so far in Marine House.
“Our selling agents Strutt & Parker have been bombarded with enquiries and so far we have three reservations.”
The building sits just yards away from Rosemarkie beach and boasts views of Fort George, the Moray Firth and dolphin-spotting waters around Chanonry Point.
Each property will have its own unique layout, from a garden level apartment to a third-floor home with a large glass balcony and sea views.
Most of the upper apartments will have lift access and residents will benefit from secure entry and private parking.
Local residents backed the plans at public consultation events in the village last August, and work on the project is expected to be complete by the summer.
Having previously been operated as a hotel, Marine House was latterly run as a nursing home for 45 residents within 40 rooms.
It closed as a care home in May 2015, after its operators were served with an improvement notice by the Care Inspectorate in 2014.
The notice was lifted by February 2015 but the building’s previous owners confirmed their plans to close down just weeks later.
Approving the application under delegated powers, planning officials said: “The proposals accord with the provisions of the development plan and there are no material considerations which would warrant refusal of the application.”
The consent is on condition that an agreement can be reached with transport chiefs on a contribution towards new signs and detectors at the A9-B9161 Munlochy junction.