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McGarry-Moon wins approval for another private home

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Plans by McGarry-Moon Architects for a modern, split-level home overlooking Lough Foyle in Ireland have received planning permission

The Northern Ireland practice, which also recently won the go-ahead for another large rural house at Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, said the 300m2 house in Drung in County Donegal would appear as a single-storey structure from the road.

The proposed home opens into a two-storey building with views over the Foyle, which lies between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

‘The living accommodation, accessed from existing excavated site level, is orientated to enjoy the best views across the Foyle, and also capture all potential solar gain,’ said McGarry-Moon in a statement on the scheme.

‘Aligned in a linear flow, the kitchen and dining are bookended by two living spaces, taking enjoyment from both morning and evening light. Ancillary spaces such as toilet, utility and larder are tucked behind the kitchen with a northern aspect. The lower level carved into the hill houses the sleeping accommodation.’

Construction could begin this autumn.

Pla ground floor n

Pla ground floor n

Source: McGarry-Moon

Ground floor plan

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