This contemporary style dwelling house is situated within a sheltered site located along the Conor Pass Route. The site is an integral part of the naturally rugged landscape, nestling along the lower slopes of Mount Brandon, behind and within mature hedgerows and ditches.
While the location is elevated, the existing contours and mature landscaping enable the structure to integrate comfortably into its surrounding, allowing only teasing glimpses of the structures and ensuring minimal visual impact on the surroundings. The occupants are rewarded with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean to the North together with a vibrant, ever changing natural backdrop to the South.
This simple design is a combination of single storey, storey and a half and lean-to pitched roof structures are used to visually break the linear nature of the dwelling house and echo an evolving vernacular form. The single storey structure is subservient to the main house structure. The dwelling house is well proportioned with vertical emphasis on all recessed openings and utilises a combination of good quality materials and simple construction detailing, e.g. local stone and plaster to imitate the traditional evolving structure (house and out houses).