SHORE LINE HOUSE WEST CORK:
Planning Permission was granted during 2005 to replace a 70’s bungalow which had paid little or no heed to site and orientation. The client wished to provide “something special”, which required to be appropriate to the site and locale. To minimise the impact upon this precious site the building was divided into three one room deep blocks, overlapping to suit views, orientation and sunlight, while recognising the north easterly aspect.
Built upon two levels- the lower contains entrance, integral garage/boat house and large double height sitting room with ogee shaped bay window beside the waters edge. The upper level provides a kitchen/dining space overlooking sea and morning terrace, a top lit family room with access to the afternoon terrace and four bedrooms – the blocks are separated by flat roofed street elements, fully glazed when extended and formed from zinc coated steel sections.
The external materials include – natural slate, stone, self coloured render, timber windows and steel work. Minimal internal finishes include stone, timber, painted plaster and with steel and glass for bridge and stairs. The site treatment of gravel and indigenous planting is intended to permit the area to revert in time to the ferny, sylvan and natural shoreline as found originally.