Ballyedmonduff, County Dublin.

This large family home  is almost invisible to passersby as the building is cut into the hillside which falls away from the road. The modest roadside appearance disguises the scale of the house which is formed of two overlapping blocks , the lower of which runs parallel with the hillside and  accommodates the bedrooms , the higher runs perpendicular and cantilevers dramatically over the hillside to enjoys panoramic views of the city and coastline in the distance. The house features expansive high performance glazing, locally quarried granite, zinc and larch cladding. Windows are positioned to capture framed views of the adjacent stream, forests and paddocks as well as the more panoramic distant views.

Completed 2011