Around Eccleston on the Eaton Park estate nr Chester. Mostly constructed 1860 to 1900
This sorry pile of blocks has been sitting on a beautiful piece of land overlooking the Atlantic for a decade…one of the many projects that froze as the ‘Celtic Tiger’ collapsed in Ireland around 2007. The house was never completed, but eventually the developers who owned it sold it on, and now we hope to bring the project to completion, and make it attractive.
For us…it’s a challenge – take a very dull and ordinary ‘bungalow’ plan and make it beautiful. It’s a way for us to demonstrate that small changes, allowable within Planning, make all the difference between ugly and beautiful…so watch us as we complete ‘The Swedish House’ (in Donegal) over the coming year, and see it grow!
we took a boat over to Gola island in Donegal to see how the vernacular cottages were faring – we go every year to check on them 🙂
Lovely Gola in Donegal…just ten minutes off the coast and a great trip if you live traditional architecture. Recommended for any of our Donegal cottage guests.
All made on Gola Island in Donegal..none of it moved more than a hundred yards.
on the shore
Spent the day limewashing UTT The Escape – we keep the original stone walls breathable. Took some nice photos too!Stay www.underthethatch.co.uk/croagh
Overlooking the bay!
She’s beginning to take shape