Fallahogey House

by McGarry-Moon Architects

The design of the house demonstrates a pleasing duality on a number of levels: it is both boldly uncompromising as well as modestly contextual.  Its form is that of a simple barn which houses a series of sophisticatedly fluid spaces within.  Double height glazing to the rear facade allows the landscape to flow inside the living spaces whilst letterbox windows frame cinemascope views across to the distant hills in the studio and bedrooms.  Although the scale of the house and its impressive internal volume is quite grand, it remains humble in deference to the dramatic views  The rawness of some of the materials used – the rolled zinc roof supported on galvanised steel columns and the sun-bleached timber louvres and panels externally combine to give it a rural honesty.