Fethard-on-Sea, Ireland

Project Size: 2,800 square feet

Program: The clients, a family with young children, provided the architects with clear guidelines for their house on a protected site on a cliff overlooking the sea on the southern coast of Ireland. They wanted a relaxed and comfortable design that blended in with the craggy site and did not feel “clinically modern” or formal; floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize views; and a flat roof with a terrace. In addition, they stipulated that much of the house be wheelchair accessible to accommodate visits from grandparents.

Solution: The one-story L-shaped house, clad in local stone with recessed glazing, is a thickly insulated, airtight, prefabricated timber structure with a concrete foundation. The architects oriented the building to avoid strong sea winds from the west and to shield a garden on the south. The house, which cost $1,012,000, greets visitors with a low-ceiling entry at the northwest corner, then leads to living and dining spaces in one wing and three bedrooms and a master suite in the other.

Architect:
Aughey O'Flaherty Architects
32 Nassau St,
Dublin 2,
Ireland
Ph: 00 353 1 6729932

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Architect:
Aughey O'Flaherty Architects
32 Nassau St,
Dublin 2,
Ireland
Ph: 00 353 1 6729932

Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Max O'Flaherty (Director)
Joe Mac Mahon (Project Architect)

Architect of Record:
Max O'Flaherty, Joe Mac Mahon

Consultant(s):
Landscape:Kevin Fitzpatrick

General contractor:
CHRISTIAN KRAMP T/A REDGAP CONSTRUCTION

Photographer(s):
Marie-Louise Halpenny
+353 0 87 6676541

 

Products

Exterior cladding:
STONEMASON:
PJ CAULFIELD
00353 0 87 9229600

Roofing:
Prefabricated roof panels:
Manufacturer no longer in existence

Windows:
Powder coated Aluminium Cladding to Timber Frame:
Becker and Sohn
Markus Becker
+49 2982 92140

Glazing:
Triple Glazing:
Becker and Sohn
Markus Becker
+49 2982 92140

Doors:
Powder coated Aluminium Cladding to Timber Frame:
Becker and Sohn
Markus Becker
+49 2982 92140

Interior finishes:
Polished concrete floor:
CONCRETE CONCEPTS
John Carroll
00353 0 86 813 1996

Furnishings:
Kitchen Design:
J CROWE KITCHEN DESIGN
John Crowe
00353 1 212 3613
00353 0 87 2605095

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