This house is planned for the grounds of Ballynoe House, a protected structure dating from 1775, which includes a substantial Georgian house, a stable complex and a walled garden, at Ardattin, Co Carlow.
The new residence is tailored for an older couple and their five draughthorses. On a gentle slope to the south of the existing house, the new building is predominantly one-storey in scale, with a portion of two-storey accommodation to the northern side. The house is entered under a first floor bridge into a courtyard shared between the house and the stables for the horses. The kitchen and dining room looks directly across to the stable doors. Further living rooms to the south have extensive panoramic views enjoyed through floor to ceiling glazing. The master-bedroom suite is located at ground floor facing east and with three further bedrooms at first floor. The upper floor bridges over the main house entrance and is connected to a caretaker’s duplex apartment to the north.