Architecture

66 Drones Road, Armoy, Ballymoney

Black Friday Interior Design Inspiration In NI:

Posted: by November 24th, 2017
Black Friday Has Arrived So We've Rounded Up Our Favourite Black Interior Design Ideas All Taken From Stylish Homes For Sale On PropertyPal.   Read the rest of this post »
Rostrevor House, Greenpark Road, Rostrevor

Set your Fireworks Alight: Spooktacular Homes

Posted: by October 30th, 2017
Trick or Treat your way around our favourite spooktacular homes for sale on PropertyPal. Taking their cues from the era of Gothic architecture, these homes and castles would be ideal for hosting a Hallowe’en Hooley.  … Read the rest of this post »
milecross-house-49-belfast-road-newtownards

A Bounce Back In Time

Posted: by October 27th, 2017
The clocks go back this weekend so we too are going back in time to explore the changes in architecture across Northern Ireland.… Read the rest of this post »
Old Coach Road, Hillsborough

Water Reservoir to Modern Home in Co. Down

Posted: by August 16th, 2017
This site for sale with full Planning permission in Hillsborough, County Down has captured our attention! From an unused, half buried water reservoir to a high efficiency modern home – it’s not every day you see an architectural design so unique and sympathetic – so we had to explore this further.… Read the rest of this post »
Modern homes for sale Northern Ireland

For Sale & with Shape

Posted: by July 25th, 2017
PropertyPal has sourced some of our favourite modern homes for sale across Northern Ireland with three-dimensional geometry in mind – placing emphasis on shape, glazing and natural light.   Customised window designs are taking their place alongside more traditional-shaped windows as architects appreciate their practical qualities in terms of light and everlasting design implications.   So too, house hunters are reacting to this new-found emphasis on window design – acknowledging the impact natural light has on the home – all year round.  When introduced to living and family rooms, large areas of glazing present huge benefits in terms of feeling more at one with the outside.    LOUGH VIEWS Modern homes for sale Northern Ireland This beautiful home on the Millbay Road, Islandmagee, County Antrim is currently on the market for £695k.  A large apex window helps frame uninterrupted views of Larne Lough available f… Read the rest of this post »
TATTYKEERAN CHURCH RESTORATION, 48 TATTYKEERAN ROAD, TEMPO, ENNISKILLEN

You’d be forgiven for thinking this is still a Church!

Posted: by July 13th, 2017
Tattykeeran Church in Enniskillen, Country Fermanagh may still look like a beautiful place of worship.  However, in the past 10 years it has undergone a stunning restoration and now offers a unique family home.   The property at 48 Tattykeeran Road, Tempo, Enniskillen, is currently on the market for sale and raising the eyebrows of perspective buyers.  The original Church dates back 1814 and still remains firmly intact having been sympathetically restored, converted and extended by the present owners to provide a truly exceptional family home. TATTYKEERAN CHURCH, 48 TATTYKEERAN ROAD, TEMPO, ENNISKILLEN BT94 3FT     TATTYKEERAN CHURCH, 48 TATTYKEERAN ROAD, TEMPO, ENNISKILLEN BT94 3FT The main body of the original Church provides the living accommodation with a spacious arrangement incorporating an open-plan living/dining area incorporating a fully fitted kitchen with feature double height ceiling throughout.   TATTYKEERAN CHURCH, 48 TATTYKEERAN ROAD, TEMPO, ENNISKILLEN BT94 3FT Above the kitchen is a stunning mezzanine level/pod area which is accessed via a spiral staircase off the main hallway… Read the rest of this post »
Comber Road, Belfast old and new architecture

You’ll never believe what’s inside!

Posted: by July 13th, 2017
Appearing as a humble cottage from the roadside, no-one would expect to find what is hidden inside this property gem! This 19th-century stone-built cottage on the Belfast Road, Comber was treated to an ultra-modern facelift by architectural designer Peter Best.  The outcome – is an outstanding example of how to integrate architecture of the old and new.   This property, currently for sale, offers excellent living spaces, ideal for the social entertainer with floor-to-ceiling opening doors to an external patio area.   Comber Road, Belfast old and new architecture From the roadside, no-one would believe what exists inside!  Approaching the low-height front door, you would anticipate this traditional Irish cottage to contain, at most, two or three small rooms.  Enter the front door into the hallway and experience the first taste of the quality of finish.  Now your mind is in overdrive seeking to investigate further.   House for Sale Belfast Road, Comber, Northern Ireland Enter to a ha… Read the rest of this post »

University of Ulster student accommodation given the green light

Posted: by January 18th, 2017
Plans for the 307 bedroom development on York Street, adjacent to the new Ulster University campus, were approved by Belfast City Council on Tuesday night. It is the last purpose built student accommodation complex currently planned for the city to be given the go ahead.  It encompasses 307 student apartments alongside three retail outlets and a gym, and is designed by architects Robinson McIlwaine.  … Read the rest of this post »

A home for all seasons

Posted: by January 6th, 2017
For environments that have extremes of weather, building homes that cater for the harshest of climates in winter, but also lend themselves to warm summers is a hard problem to solve. You will want extreme insulation properties for the colder months and the ability to benefit from the beautiful surroundings in summer. This architectural concept from D*Haus attempts to solve that problem allowing adaptation from winter to summer, and day to night by literally moving inside itself. It is both crazy and genius in equal measure.… Read the rest of this post »

This Architect Lives Inside a House Inside an Aircraft Hangar.

Posted: by September 6th, 2016
Artist and Architect Adam Kalkin has an expansive imagination, and it is nowhere more evident than this creation. ‘Bunny Lane’ (so named by his daughter) is a house within another, bigger house, located on 3 acres of property in Kalkin’s home state in New Jersey. The outer shell is a cavernous aircraft hangar with unusual shaped, custom roll-up doors and 3 stories of rooms on one end. The inner home is a traditional 19th Century cottage sitting on display almost as if it were being preserved.  It is this juxtaposition of destruction and preservation that is Adams inspiration for the project, and is certainly one of the more zany home designs we’ve seen online. … Read the rest of this post »