Ballyholme house

Project: Ballyholme house
Location: Ballyholme, Bangor, Northern Ireland
Type: individual dwelling
Project: Ballyholme house
Location: Ballyholme, Bangor, Northern Ireland
Type: individual dwelling

Positioned in the corner of the locally known ‘Green’ in Bangor, Northern ireland. The house replaces an older victorian style villa. The original villa boasted two symmetrical front facing bay windows on its principal elevation. This traditional feature which became the subject of a hard negotiation with Planning, was the only section of the building required to be retained with its decades old traditional dry rot infecting almost all of the structure which crumbled to the touch.

The design replicates the best of the orginal Victorian frontage to the front and blends a modern aesthetic to the rear. The stair and hallway at the centre of the plan is lit by a spectacular rooflight and chandilere, the marble finish and panelled walls mark the focal point of the home and provide a counterpoint for the traditional aesthetic to end and modern to begin. The entrance is finished in imported white stone paviors and pannelled front door reflecting the original Victorian enrance and façade. The hallway behind is a two storey space with mini balcony servicing the Master bedroom suite at first floor. The marble stair with handmade balustrade provides access to all bedrooms at first floor. The rear ground floor provides the contemporary kitchen / living / dining room with large sliding doors opening onto the modern garden. The whole rear aspect overlooks the Ballyholme bay, and in the distance, Ballymacormick point and Scotland.