House Lessans, Saintfield

A family home that exudes calm, dignity and generosity

House Lessans, Saintfield.
House Lessans, Saintfield. Credit: Aidan McGrath

Northern Ireland RIBA Regional Award 2019

McGonigle McGrath Architects for private client

Contract value: Undisclosed 
GIA: 235m2

A beautiful new house sits in a carefully orchestrated architectural ensemble of existing barn, new forecourt, discrete bedroom block with private courtyard and expansive living spaces overlooking a green rolling landscape. With remarkable restraint and skill the architect has created a family home that exudes calm, dignity and generosity. This is all the more remarkable, given the overall budget. The house belies any notion that an expensive budget is the gateway to excellence. It is clear from the resolution and sophistication of an apparently simple architectural language, both in detail and conceptually, that these architects continue to find great beauty in the daily routine of living.

Regional Small Project of the Year

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