HOUSE AT SLIEVEROE,RATHDRUM,CO WICKLOW
This is a one and a half storey house on an elevated site. There are spectacular mountain views to the west and the brief was to maximise these views. Large south facing windows also optimize solar gain. The brief was for a traditional form that was also going to result in a modern design. Simplicity was a key factor as the budget for the build was limited. Features include a double height living space with double height west facing windows and a mezzanine level. Vaulted ceilings feature in all of the living areas. Most rooms have light from three sides due to the narrow plan. The house has a wood pellet boiler for heating and solar panels on the roof for the hot water supply.