by McGonigle McGrath
Awards RIBA Northern Ireland Award 2019, RIBA National Award 2019 and RIBA House of the Year 2019
This project won RIBA House of the Year 2019.
A beautiful new house sits within a carefully orchestrated architectural ensemble formed of an existing barn, a new forecourt, a discrete bedroom block with private courtyard, and expansive living spaces which look out onto a wonderful green rolling landscape.
The architects have shown remarkable restraint and skill in creating a family home that exudes calm, dignity, and generosity. Their skill in editing and making is exemplary. This achievement is all the more remarkable given the overall budget for the project. The house belies any notion that an expensive budget is somehow the gateway to excellence.
It is clear from the resolution and sophistication of an apparently simple architectural language both at a detail and a conceptual level that these architects through their experience and skill continue to find great beauty in the daily routine of living.
Internal Area 235 m²
Contractor Hans Crosby
Structural Engineer MWL Consulting
Quantity Surveyor / Cost Consultant MJ Donnelly