Two Stone Cottages Connected by a Glass Staircase

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A combination of countryside cottage architecture with a contemporary twist, this stone home designed by Peter Legge Associates makes a great addition to the rolling grassy landscape here in Ireland. In fact, this is just what you might expect in this pastoral setting - a rustic style that draws on its surroundings for materials and flavor. But, an unexpected element sets this home apart from the rest - a transparent, glass enclosed staircase connects the two volumes while adding a modern touch to tradition!

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The Dublin based architecture firm brought new life to two dilapidated homes, transforming them into one fabulous family home connected by this glazed, sun soaked staircase.

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The dining area is also enclosed in glass, with folding doors that open onto nature to create a light and airy alfresco area that still offers protection from the elements when things turn ugly outside. It's certainly not something you'd expect in an old country cottage, but definitely a welcomed feature.

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Of course, the designers wanted to maintain a degree of simplicity in the design, so they included a humble kitchen finished with natural wood details and a fireplace feature that is simple, yet a certain hotspot in this home.

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The exterior stone walls continue inside through the glass stairwell, which adds to the feeling of being in the great outdoors.

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The house is available to rent so you can experience it for yourself.

Contact architects at Peter Legge Associates.

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Posted on September 13, 2012 6:39 PM

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