David and Jennifer Spillane had already completed one self build when they decided to embark on a second project on the same large plot.
Experience gained first time around helped the couple to create a beautiful contemporary oak home.
The Spillanes were keen to push the boundaries associated with standard design. They opted for dramatic double-height spaces and vaulted areas in their new home, allowing natural light to wash across all storeys. Curves to external and internal walls add further architectural interest.
Complementing the elegant structural frame, the laminated dry oak staircase is a striking feature of the Spillanes’ new property. Designed by Roderick James Architects, it cleverly wraps around the leg of one of the intermediate green oak cross frames, providing a sculptural element to the open-plan living area and a dramatic experience for the user of the stair.
Energy efficiency was an important element too. The home is equipped with an impressive array of eco tech, including an air source heap pump, low-energy LED lighting and a rainwater harvesting system that supplies most of the WCs, as well as the outside tap.
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