EXTENSION AND RENOVATIONS TO EXISTING COTTAGE

AT DERRYREEL, FALCARRAGH – CURLEY

This was a derelict stone walled cottage located in the mountainous area of

  Derryreel in close proximity to Muckish mountain.

The brief was to create an extension in keeping with the vernacular

architecture of the traditional farmhouse in terms of appearance, materials and

detailing with extensive renovations to the existing cottage. Insulation

was to be given high priorty. The dwelling would be used as a holiday

home in the early years with a view to permanent occupancy at a later

date. A storey and a half extension was constructed to the east of the dwelling

accommodating the new entrance, stairs, bathroom and 2 bedrooms. A

further 2 no. bedrooms would be located at first floor with an ensuite and

hot press. The existing cottage was renovated to provide the kit / din /

living with a vaulted ceiling. Traditional timber painted sliding sash double glazed

windows were used throughout, with a rubbed up white sand cement finish to

external walls.  The barge was finished with a traditional slate edge detail.

Rainwater goods were traditional half round gutters with circular rainwater

downpipes. Reclaimed blue bangor slates were used on the roof.

 

BEFORE

 

 FOLLOWING COMPLETION

 

 SEE PLANS BELOW