- Area: 185 sq.m / 2000 sq.ft
Located in the Bluestack Mountains, this split level home is a modern representation of the Irish vernacular - simple, honest and unobtrusively nestles into its location whilst maximising views, shelter and sunlight.
This narrow plan house allows rooms run full width and provides light and views on both sides. The house is accessed via the upper level where living accommodation is located. Bedrooms are located at lower ground level, the traditional house layout is essentially turned upside down. The rectilinear form is broken up with sliding stone walls that anchor the building to its landscape. A glass projection cantilevers at first floor level to provide a panoramic living space overlooking Barnesmore to the east and distant sea views to the west. Detailing is clean, contemporary and robust , creating an environmentally conscious home of its time and place.