A family of 6 who were looking to move back to their home in Cork, Ireland, having lived abroad in the UK and Amsterdam since 1990, were looking for a home that reflected their passion for modernist design. McMullin Design took on the project with the help of Fergal O’Leary of Horizon furniture, and delivered a beautiful modernist home in Cork using locally sourced materials and talent.
While requesting a modern design based on their architectural influences of London and Amsterdam, this family also needed a solid home that would cater to the needs of their 4 sons.
Keith McMullin, chief architect, chose a plain palette for the build, including limestone, render, louvered cedar and cladding on the exterior. The Cork home is based on passive architectural and interior principles, so it encompasses lots of glass, with considerable south facing glazing and lesser windows north facing.
Inside this modernist space Deborah McMullin worked on interiors with exciting features included throughout. For example, the home includes a separate media room where the boys can play video games and enjoy their own space away from Mum and Dad. The ceiling is deep purple giving an intimate ambiance.
In the library room, Fergal O’Leary designed bookcases that were built in including a sliding ladder and secret storage spaces. A beautiful desk feature was also built into this space that echoes the lines of a piano.
Read the full project story here published in the Irish Times.