planning approval for a bespoke contemporary house in lisburn city

Clogher Road has just been recommended for approval by the planning department in Lisburn City Council.

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The design is topographically driven maximizing the existing landscape’s natural views and quirks whilst providing secure shelter as well as creating a sense of connection between the building and its surroundings. Approached from the south-west the dwelling has a restrained appearance, with the texture and colour of the timber cladding and zinc roofing material contrasting and interacting with the warmth of the existing stone walls. The dwelling retains the integrity of the existing barn whilst hinting to the dynamic design within.

The dramatic and exciting contrast between tradition and modernity is married by using the zinc roofing material in a traditional form on the old barn.  Utilizing familiar elements whilst constantly contrasting them with fresh, modern aesthetic choices.

The main residence is formed from the combination of the existing stone barn, the modern new build and the link between. The main entrance to the residence occurs where old meets new.  The internal layout of the restored barn is in essence the traditional linear plan, though adapted to reflect 21st century living.

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doonan lane in for planning

We have just submitted an application for a replacement dwelling on Doonan Lane near Broughshane.  It is for a four bedroom family house with all the sleeping accommodation on the ground floor within the new stone elements and the living spaces elevated to first floor with stunning views out over to Scotland.  Due to start on site in the new year.