Easy living

Easy living

Violet Crosbie of Co Tyrone has lived and worked on the family farm her entire married life. And with two of her children marrying into construction, it’s little wonder that the new home that was built for her, a stone’s throw from the original cold and draughty farmhouse, is a true twenty first century build. […]

A happy medium

A happy medium

When Nick and Kate O’Neill bought an Irish fisherman’s cottage on the Co Wicklow seaside, they knew they had to take their time finding the right design team to turn it into a home they could retire to. The first architect Nick and Kate consulted suggested they retain the traditional two-room layout, and, whilst they […]

Serendipity

Serendipity

When house hunters Tom and Eve Wright came across a traditional Irish cottage with mountain views in Co Down, they thought they’d found the house they’d retire to. But despite bidding as high as their budget would go, it wasn’t enough for the owners to sell. The day the news came through that their offer […]