Crosbie Housing, Schull

Crosbie Housing, Gubbeen, Schull, Co. Cork

An existing farm building was extended and rebuilt to accommodate this contemporary dwelling overlooking Roaring Water Bay. The stone to the farm building was cleaned and re-laid as the wall cladding to the ground floor, with a small band of smooth plaster between the stone and the eaves. Roof finishes comprised natural slate to the main roof, and zinc to the entrance porch and utility rooms. High insulation, air-to-water heat pump with underfloor heating, as well as a large array of photovoltaic solar panels make this house extremely efficient and sustainable for the owners. Mature trees surrounding the house were retained as much as possible allowing the house to immediately fit into its surroundings.

Main Contractor: Goleen Construction
Architects/Team Leaders: FMP Architects
Quantity Surveyor: Richard Leonard & Associates
Civil/Structural Engineers: Denis O‚ÄôSullivan & Associates
Status: Completed 2015
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