The brief for this project involved the transformation of a typical four-bay, two storey farmhouse into a warm, modern residence with large, useable rooms and open-plan living spaces. A connection to the outdoors was very important, as the house benefits from extensive views toward the south-east over the Wexford countryside. The main external feature of this design is the large, double-storey entrance hall with curved zinc roof and floor to ceiling glazing. The original profile of the house has been maintained while being modernised, and a number of adjoining outbuildings have been sensitively incorporated to extend the floor area of the house. An important function of this project was to upgrade and future-proof the house through the use of energy efficient modern technology, increased amounts of thermal insulation and the use of triple-glazing throughout.
Currently, the project is on site with approximately two months to go until completion. The triple-glazed window and door units have been installed, and the slate roof is being completed. With the house now weather tight, internal work can begin in earnest. Stay tuned for more images as the project progresses, and we look forward to showing the end result in a few months time.