O'Leary Sludds Architects - Killanne Passive House, Wexford
Killanne Passive House, Wexford
Designing a home for Michael & Carol-Ann started in 2015, on a green field site adjacent to ‘the home place’ in Kilanne. The site had wonderful views of the local church steeple with the Blackstairs mountains in the background.
In order to maximise these views we created an inverted (up-side-down) house with living areas on the first floor and the bedrooms on the lower ground floor. The covered outdoor terrace connects the internal raised living spaces to the surrounding external garden via an external stairs.
The structural glass to the balcony is a fully frameless design of laminated and toughened glass. It allows 100% uninterrupted views without even a handrail line.
Where a handrail is needed for accessibility we used a bracket fixed through the glass for minimal aesthetic impact.
The bathroom is a minimal contemporary design. Although we suspect there will be a few ducks and fish floating in the bath, with the addition of little feet to Michael & Carol-Ann’s family since we started designing their home!