June 11, 2018 // Design

The Stunning Design Of The Lost Cottage In Co. Kerry Is The Only Reason You Need To Go To Ireland

The thing about traditional cottages in Ireland is that the windows are usually tiny, so when you’re inside the cute little house, you’re not enjoying the beautiful Irish landscape outside.

Brian Spain set out to change all that when, a number of years ago, he bought a run-down 19th Century farmhouse in Co. Kerry. Vacant since the 1960s, its only inhabitants for decades were some goats that used it for shelter.

Spain wanted to stay true to the Ireland cottage style, and enlisted the help of Irish conservation experts to maintain the integrity of the house, copying every original detail exactly, from the window frames to the limewash walls. Instead of redoing the thatched roof, Spain decided to add a red corrugated top.

A few years after the initial renovation, architect Maxime Laroussi of Urban Agency came on board to add a modern extension, giving the master bedroom a floor-to-ceiling window wall, where it’s sometimes quite hard to differentiate the fake goats inside from the live ones outside.

If it’s remote you’re after, you’re in luck as you’re unlikely to encounter any other living beings for miles, apart from the goats and sheep who wander the fields and mountains.

With a wood-burning stove in the living room, if you’re not nursing a whiskey and singing Irish folk songs by the end of your stay, you haven’t done it right. Check out the slideshow below for more images of the stunning cottage.

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The Stunning Design Of The Lost Cottage In Co. Kerry Is The Only Reason You Need To Go To Ireland
The Stunning Design Of The Lost Cottage In Co. Kerry Is The Only Reason You Need To Go To Ireland
The Stunning Design Of The Lost Cottage In Co. Kerry Is The Only Reason You Need To Go To Ireland
The Stunning Design Of The Lost Cottage In Co. Kerry Is The Only Reason You Need To Go To Ireland
The Stunning Design Of The Lost Cottage In Co. Kerry Is The Only Reason You Need To Go To Ireland
The Stunning Design Of The Lost Cottage In Co. Kerry Is The Only Reason You Need To Go To Ireland
The Stunning Design Of The Lost Cottage In Co. Kerry Is The Only Reason You Need To Go To Ireland
The Stunning Design Of The Lost Cottage In Co. Kerry Is The Only Reason You Need To Go To Ireland
The Stunning Design Of The Lost Cottage In Co. Kerry Is The Only Reason You Need To Go To Ireland
The Stunning Design Of The Lost Cottage In Co. Kerry Is The Only Reason You Need To Go To Ireland

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