Quirky new house, Derryhale, Portadown

Quirky meaning unusual in an attractive and interesting way sums this house up well.

The house is a t-shaped plan with a front block, inspired by a Georgian cottage the client adores, and a contrasting modern rear return. Not only is there a change in level between the blocks but the blocks will also have different finishes – sliding sash windows to the front and iroko windows to the rear, different renders and roof details (clipped on the modern block and traditional timber fascia to the Georgian blakc) will also differentiate the blocks. The natural slate roof helps tie it altogether.

Inside the main space will be the open plan kitchen dining living room which straddles the two different blocks. The living area is in the Georgian block with its massively thick walls and traditional soft curved window reveals which willincorporate window seats. This area steps up into the modern block where the kitchen and dining area is located with its polished concrete floors, full height glazing and crisp square windows topped off with a Nigel Slater inspired hand made kitchen. It all sounds good to me!

I am really, really looking forward to seeing this one take shape with a very talented interior designer as a client, who is the proprietor of Dandelion Lane in Portadown, and a great builder in S.L McNiece this is one to keep an eye on.