Amazing views from Antrim new build

For Jason and Joanna Blake building a home was all about tailoring it to their family’s lifestyle, and high on the wish list was the games room.

“We never thought we could afford to build a house,” recounts Jason. “But eight years ago, land prices fell, and we found an ideal site in a rural location. The 360 degree views were stunning and we were only 20 minutes from Belfast.”

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Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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