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This house is in the east of Ireland, a few miles down the coast from Dublin. It is arranged with all the principle rooms on ground floor level, a bedroom suite at first floor, and car parking, storage and utility rooms in the basement. The house enjoys views out to sea to the south and east. A central courtyard brings the afternoon and evening sun into these east facing rooms and provides a sheltered outside space in the middle of the house.
The house has a timber structure, made from 20cm square posts spaced two metres apart around the perimeter of each room. The slender glazing mullions are aligned outside each of these posts, giving an uninterrupted view out, framed by the timber structure. Two large granite chimneys ‘anchor’ the timber frame house to the rock.