House at Carrigeencor

Designed as a holiday home and sited overlooking Carrigeencor Lake, the house is narrow in plan to maintain protected views towards the lake and is aligned with a crannog in the lake. The living areas are open to the views and the sun with a U shaped glass wall to take in the full view of the lake. The living room opens to a generous lake front terrace which is sheltered by a balcony serving the main bedroom overhead.

A reflective glass canopy defines a generous covered area and seating at the entrance. Natural materials of local stone, timber cladding and natural slate are specified externally to link the building with the local landscape. An existing laneway has been used to serve the house.

In collaboration with Michael Sweeney Architect.