One Off House Dunleer
Contemporary ‘farmhouse’, shallow open plan arrangement with dual orientation to maximise solar gain & provide views of scenic location.
Exposed sloping site, so ground was excavated to enable the house to be cut down into the landscape to provide shelter from prevailing wind, natural sandstone dry stone walls were used to provide shelter, privacy and security by dividing public front garden from private rear garden, in addition to linking the single storey car port/ garage building with the two storey house. The house sits on a stone clad podium which extends to a large patio on split levels which relates to the levels of the rear garden.
The flat roofed single storey annexe to the rear is clad in black zinc , and the roof extends to merge with car port & garage roof to provide a covered walkway to rear entrance . The flat roof extends on the patio side to provide a covered external ‘room ‘.The front entrance is defined by a two storey black zinc clad block with covered porch .
Simple forms are used with a restricted palette of natural high quality materials – Quartz sandstone walling & granite paving , Anthra zinc roofing & cladding , Silicone white render , Aluclad TG windows , composite soffit boarding & screens.