Modern House Straffan, County Kildare
Rural Kildare house combines traditional stone exterior with contemporary details
Ballymena Architects Slemish Design Studio has transformed the site beside an existing farm settlement in Kildare into a contemporary house comprising of timber cladding stone with a crisp white render.
When deciding to build on land beside the parent’s farm in Straffan, Sean & Heidi wanted a modern house that would suit what they need for years to come.
This brief is one that we come across more & more with new projects.
A house that lets in plenty of daylight, open plan living and cheap to run (what people call eco homes)
Along with the bedrooms & playroom, they wanted a master bedroom, where they can get away from the noise & relax taking in the views of County Kildare.
Working in the Republic of Ireland can be a strange one depending on what countries your in.
With the help and knowledge from Heidi’s Uncle, who runs an architectural practice in Naas, we sailed through planning.
The modern house we designed is something that we thought might be an argument.
But from speaking to the local planning authority, they loved the idea of using natural and local materials such as stone, timber cladding & the metal stand & seam roof, to replate back to the adjacent farm