An existing home located in Cork, Ireland, had to be replaced by this stunning modern residence due to a harsh and wet climate. This modern residence was designed by NÃall McLaughlin Architects in 2009 and they decided to design it to withstand the elements while preserving some elements of the original structure.
The existing house suffered the abuse of the local climate, as well as haphazard development over a period of years which resulted in a fragmented plan and disjointed appearance.
The site is located in an area of stunning natural beauty where the occupants can enjoy sea views, as well as a view of rugged yet lush landscapes. The site faces the sea to the east.
The access road to the house winds down a cliff from the west to the house. To the east, there is a long gently sloping lawn that stretches seaward towards a rocky coastline.
Located in Spanishcove, Cork, Ireland, this stunning house is formed of a series of linear pavilions that are set parallel to the original house. The form of the existing cottage influenced the design of this houseâ€™s new structures.
A series of pitched roofs are staggered across the site, creating pockets of space forming semi-enclosed courtyards. In the refurbished cottage, there are some guest rooms guests can stay in.
The house has a limestone pavilion that contains the dining room and the kitchen and in addition, the house has a pavilion that is broken into two parts, one for a freestanding study room and one for a living room. The house is where natural materials including blue limestone are used.