Private House

Tivoli Estate, Co. Cork

Two bedroom purpose-designed private house on a steeply sloping site with spectacular southerly views over the River Lee. Views enjoyed by neighbours have been respected and the impact of the house on the hillside landscape when viewed from the northern side of the River Lee has been minimised.

The building occupies 3 floors, interconnected by a lift and stairwell and is accessed from an entrance hall on the lower level. The middle floor is a bedroom wing and the upper floor is a large open plan living, dining and kitchen space cantilevering dramatically over the driveway and entrance.

A deck serving the upper floor and a roof terrace provide outside amenity space. The rest of the steep site is to be densely landscaped and the bedroom wing and retaining walls are to be clad in Virginia creeper, giving the zinc clad top floor the appearance of a floating grey box.