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How to transform an old Irish cottage into a 21st century home

Old Irish cottages are to be found all over the country in various states of disrepair. How do you go about transforming them into 21st century homes?

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The cottage from outside

The cottage from outside

Dairy house

Dairy house

Dairy house

Dairy house

Dairy house

Dairy house

Dairy house

Dairy house

Dairy house

Dairy house

Dairy house

Dairy house

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The cottage from outside

It might seem odd to hear an architect say that the more you leave an old house alone the better, but Nicola Ryan of Studio Red Architects has long experience of what is best for conservation projects.

"There's a certain amount of having to open up and explore what's there and find out what is the right thing to do for the original build," she says, "but mostly it's about letting the building continue to do what it has always done."


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