New Build Dwelling – Midleton

Project Background

In 2012, during a turbulent recession, a brave family committed to building this three-storey Charleston Lodge on the estuarine setting.

Over a decade later, the dwelling stands proudly on the embankment still boasting its’ Linehanised’ and La Belle France interior with natural timbers and painted decor to compliment the light spilling into the house.

This ‘lodge,’ sizeable in its own right, is on a wide, but shallow site, meaning that most rooms get a view as the house is double fronted, but the downside is that there’s not much ground behind.

Every inch is utilised, with parking for four or five cars on the approach and with a west/south facing courtyard with water feature and terrace seating on the other end.

This house has bells, and whistles, but they all tick away nicely in the background, with things like air-to-water heating, supplied underfloor, with American oak and travertine floors downstairs.

Quite incredibly, heating bills for a home of this size only weigh in at €500 a year — the owners sing the praises of the air-to-water set up, installed and overseen by Airflow in Little Island.