Maison Wedge, Killinchy

A large and impressive volume

Maison Wedge, Killinchy.
Maison Wedge, Killinchy. Credit: Aidan Monaghan

BGA Architects for Henry and Denise Quinn
Contract value: Confidential
GIA: 240m²

Maison Wedge is a private house that sits just below a ridge line in the landscape, giving it expansive views along the Strangford lough shore of drumlins, sea inlets and other sites of archaeological interest. Two elegant forms partially clad in timber make up the sprawling, low lying building, with parabolic roof forms that echo the rolling countryside of County Down.

  • Maison Wedge, Killinchy.
    Maison Wedge, Killinchy. Credit: Aidan Monaghan
  • Maison Wedge, Killinchy.
    Maison Wedge, Killinchy. Credit: Aidan Monaghan
  • Maison Wedge, Killinchy.
    Maison Wedge, Killinchy. Credit: Aidan Monaghan
  • Maison Wedge, Killinchy.
    Maison Wedge, Killinchy. Credit: Aidan Monaghan
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The living space is a large and impressive volume with magnificent views. Just as rewarding is the staircase which leads to a more intimate space, bringing to mind the cosiness of an ancient ship captain’s house. The architect has worked with light, form, material and orientation to make spaces that are a delight to occupy. The house could just as easily be read as a museum or a gallery, for it is the sculptural forms, the experience of the space and the connections with the outside that define this project. This beautifully crafted and modelled building reflects its surrounding landscape, and from within ensures the owners incessantly connect with it.

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