Looking for some inspiration?

We have been searching the web and found some of our favourite homes for both inspiration for interiors and the exterior feel to a home. Take a look through and let us know what you think…

1. Beautiful County Clare Home

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A superb detached five bedroom home with a very high quality modern finish throughout. This lovely house sits on a landscaped three quarter acre site and it boasts a very impressive B2 energy rating.

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2. 18th Century Stone Cottage Turned Contemporary Bolthole

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Louise McGuane and her husband Dominic McCarthy used natural light and open space to turn an 18th century stone cottage into a contemporary bolthole from their busy London lives.

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3. The perfect extension for this family home in Dublin

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When a house no longer functions as a useful family home, introducing light and space should be the first port of call – and that’s exactly what HOUSE7 Architects achieved…

Build time 20 weeks
Budget €100,000

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4. Pigmented-concrete extension alongside Irish cottage

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This concrete extension to a traditional cottage in Ireland’s County Kerry was treated with iron oxide to give it a russet hue that complements colours found in the surrounding landscape.

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5. A 100 year old blacksmith’s forge

Image Source: 2020architects.co.uk

A 100 year old blacksmith’s forge, rescued and transformed with a modern sustainable and super insulated straw bale and timber frame extension nestled into its existing terrain, opening up to spectacular uninterrupted panoramic views from Scotland through to Donegal. Set in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ the building takes its queues in both form and materials from the agricultural heritage of its surroundings.

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6. Cottage extension in County Antrim

Image Source: selfbuild.ie

Conservation architects will tell you the best way to preserve an historic building is to live in it; the occupier is likely to spot and deal with things like leaky downpipes early on, thereby avoiding irreparable damage.

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Free tickets to Love Your Home Show Belfast

Get FREE tickets to the new Love Your Home Show, Belfast. The Love Your Home Show 2018, created for home lovers will take place in the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast 12th-14th October 2018.



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