peter legge associates: connemara
peter legge associates: connemara peter legge associates: connemara
jan 11, 2012

peter legge associates: connemara

‘connemara’ by peter legge associates, connemara, ireland all images © sean breithaupt + yvette monahan photography all images courtesy peter legge associates

dublin-based practice peter legge associates have completed ‘connemara’, a reconstruction of two degraded cottages in connemara, ireland into a single family residence. positioned within the rural countryside, the vernacular structures are constructed with stacked stone, similar to the low lying stone walls which run through the bucolic landscape of rolling hills. serving as the main entrance, a void between the staggered footprints are linked with a transparent enclosure allowing views towards both the irish sea and the twelve pins, the inland mountain range in the distance. mimicking the roof pitch of the original houses, the steel and glass framed enclosure contains the vertical circulation, a stair formed with concrete treads which are secured within the adjacent exterior walls.

with views of the coast, the kitchen and dining area area bordered with glass bi-fold doors which may be opened to connect with the outdoors. additional smaller windows within the thick stone walls allow daylight to enter the interior from the east and west while the bedroom and bath of the upper level are illuminated with skylights oriented towards to ocean.

peter legge associates: connemara view of the irish sea

peter legge associates: connemara approach to residence

peter legge associates: connemara entry facade

peter legge associates: connemara staggered placement of two cottages is connected with a glass enclosure

peter legge associates: connemara dining area’s glass doors closed

peter legge associates: connemara dining area’s glass doors open

peter legge associates: connemara view towards the ocean from the kitchen

peter legge associates: connemara kitchen

peter legge associates: connemara void between the cottages becomes the central stair

peter legge associates: connemara portal to living area

peter legge associates: connemara fireplace

peter legge associates: connemara (left) upper level corridor between the cottages (right) bedroom

peter legge associates: connemara bathroom

peter legge associates: connemara floor plan / level 0

peter legge associates: connemara floor plan / level 1

peter legge associates: connemara section

peter legge associates: connemara elevation

  • Well’ done! Classic

    valmarcom says:
  • Beautifully and tastefully done.

    CB says:
  • Just Great. The Real Life. I dream every day about this kind of place. this kind of life.

    Rod says:
  • Is this a 2nd home? Fireplace is a missed opportunity. Pre-interior design?

    mstndvn says:
  • This house is in Connemara, on Ireland’s west coast, and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, not the Irish Sea. The Irish Sea is to Ireland’s east coast and separates Ireland from Britain.

    Pedant says:
  • Stuff ‘the pedantics’. An absolute vision. I am gobsmacked – well done PLA

    KCDUBLIN says:
  • I am going to live there. Yes, I am. It’s true. Just ask the Sula Sidhe.

    MoiaRua says:
  • bravo! absolutely gorgeous.

    nelson d reyes architect says:
  • Really good!
    Is there, by any chance, a detail of the connection between glass roof and the stone facade available?

    Quelava says:
  • Well done. Interior is very nicely finished and perfectly suited to the lacation. Love the fireplace.

    ron says:
  • beautifully conceived and executed

    david says:
  • I wonder how long they had to wait to take those pictures. Weather like that in Connemara happens maybe twice or three times a year! 😉

    Sebastian says:
  • Gorgeous. So clean and bright and open! How much?

    Lonnie says:
  • As an Irish designer studying abroad, this project fils me with pride. Quality work and a beautiful home.

    tony says:
  • beautiful~!

    relena says:
  • Uninspiring, insipid design that doesn’t use the setting. Another blight on the landscape for years to come.

    Ronan says:
  • why are the thumb-press door latches 5 feet above the floor? Ergonomically awkward. Why are the door lintels not resting on the stone, especially when the small wood lintel over the fireplace so long? Scale of project is excellent.

    JJ says:
  • Perfect simplicity and unspoiled landscaping. Really wonderfully thought through.

    JPORTER says:
  • My little-big dream;)

    Darius CERAZY says:

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