Vegetation is put into use in the most subtlest and beautiful way. The dining room has got a bench seat on one side of the table that maximizes space. A lavishly arranged kid’s room sports large paintings that feature lyrics of Madonna’s “Little Star” acts and they are show stopping pieces.
A cleft between the high roofs and the walls allows for free passage of air and light into all the levels and there is ample natural ventilation. The architecture relies on minimal use of walls and they have been erected only in places where they are necessary with glass extensively and expansively filling up in most other places. From the highway the house appears too short and lying on its backdrop is the large beautiful ocean.
are always special; they never lose their aristocratic appeal. One such building situated on the looks induced by the essence of the countryside. Designed by Fiona Simmonds it resembles a dormer residence of the 70s. The interior design followed here is simple and minimalist and merges the features of olden times with modernity. Provided with many windows to let fresh air and light of the countryside in the indoors appear so inviting and relaxing.
The kitchen has a wonderful and ample red hanging shelf unit that separates the cooking area from the dining area. the cooking surfaces are arranged so the hose can converse with the guests while the food preparation in happening. A red couch adds a continuation of the accent color as well as a demarcation between the living and dining areas.
The French doors separating the living room from the cooking/dining space were adorned by Sara’s nephews and nieces adding a vivid personal touch. Hanging over the Ellipsebord dining table an Arne Jacobsen’s black pendant light accompanies the couple’s meals.
My favorite is the kid’s bedroom which in contrast is lavishly decorated and appears like a crowded space full of colors and energy. The outdoor seating arrangement is so cool with the simplicity of the furniture and the lamp shades. Though everything here appears quite simple a lot of effort has been taken to attain the perfection. So that is a perfect example of a countryside home in Ireland. Already longing for one?
The couple admits that it had been a lot of work to renovate the whole structure which included even the shaping up of each and every single irregular stone. The home has four floors in total connected through an elevator accessed from an underground garage and wine cellar.