Conceptualised in collaboration with a local architect, the property mirrors traditional Irish long-house design and vernacular buildings. Half-door access opens onto the south-facing outdoor areas from every room and the home itself is modern yet traditional.
Nestled on a very quiet road in a beautiful country landscape, Church Road is named after the original and picturesque Killeagh Graveyard (Cill Fiach) where there was a church until 1949.
To the east, the house has beautiful views of the Loughcrew Hills, to the southwest you’ll spot Mullaghmeen Forest with Killeagh graveyard also visible on the brow of the hill to the south.
Floor-to-ceiling windows are dotted throughout the house, allowing natural light to flood in by day and starlight by night. The large windows of the south aspect are positioned to fully exploit solar gain from low winter sun.
Upstairs, a generous feature balcony extends along the south-facing length of the house. The overhanging loggia (covered roof) shades the house from summer sun and shelters in wintery weather.
Elsewhere, you’ll find a separate, self-contained, independent apartment unit with its own bathroom, bedroom, and kitchenette. This space is heated by means of a wood-burning stove and separately zoned geothermal heating.
Externally, several outdoor areas provide relaxed seating options, offering a variety of views around the house. There is a chimney feature at the west of the house where the outdoor fireplace allows for two fireplace options and outdoor heating. One option gives an intimate fire with some shelter under the loggia, with the other side allowing for a more expanded open gathering space.
The circa 2.4-acre site has been planted with native trees including Scots pine, willow, rowan, birch, alder, elder, bird cherry, oak, sweet chestnut, sweet rowan, maple, snowberry, wild rose and crabapple. Perimeter edges have been planted to provide