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London-based practice Niall McLaughlin Architects have designed the House at Goleen. According to the architects, “This house is set in a landscape of exceptional natural beauty. The linear pavilions step down the 1.6m fall of the site creating a meandering path through the house from the entrance on the west to the living space and sea views to the east. A series of pitched roofs are staggered across the site creating semi-enclosed courtyards. At the end of the journey, a larger terrace reveals spectacular views of the cliffs, sea and the islands of West Cork. The existing house is roofed in natural slate with rendered white walls. The new structures are clad in Irish blue limestone, which will weather over time to match the surrounding cliffs.”