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Barry Fletcher RSUA/RIBAThis house in Co Down was built on the footprint of an old stone cottage set on a sloping site with coastline views. The concept was to combine the ‘old and new’ traditions of local vernacular architecture – sleeping quarters in keeping with the original cottage style, living areas contemporary.
Anything unusual? Building materials, construction methods, design…The stone from the old cottage was used to re-build the boundary walls. A small paddock and yard were added between the house and the original barns, which have also been repaired and brought back into use. The feature king post trusses are stained walnut to complement the walnut stairs and doors creating a contrast between the white walls and ceilings.
Favourite design featureThis would be the glass gable wall which faces south and looks directly onto Slieve Donard mountain. This element was key in the concept design from the outset.
The Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast will be the setting for SelfBuild & Improve Your Home Show in February 2017. With over 250 exhibitors and new features, this is a show not to be missed. For your FREE tickets CLICK HERE or for more information on the show visit https://selfbuild.ie/belfast-selfbuild-show/