Flashback to design stage

June 13, 2009

Donal came home from the pub shortly after we bought the site. He had a sketch on a paper napkin with the basis of the house design! It actually did’nt change very much from that initial concept. Beacuse of our agreement to buy the site based on getting planning permission we had 6 months to get planning approval. The planning drawings took 6 weeks which was really quick when you consider that the design had to be exactly right as there was no going back on the design once it was submitted – we would be living with this so it had to be right.

We got the planning approval first time around  in August 2000 and the planner actually said it was a clever design. We were delighted as the design was so contemporary and nothing like it had been built in the area. It was to be our dream home, a great place to work, and a comfortable environment to raise a family. We hoped when planning the design that we would have kids and guess what the next year was to be the start of our family as Saoirse was born the following July.

sketch LH house013

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