Jonathan and Caitriona Hughes’ self-built three-bedroom, four-bathroom home is the epitome of coastal living. Perched on a picturesque coastline in a little fishing village in Dublin, which just happens to be Caitriona’s hometown, ‘Pebble Beach’ is the result of the Hughes’ three-year-long build journey. Here, i-Build’s Editor, Rebecca, catches up…

11 Sep 2020
Nestled between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lancashire border, in the tranquil village of Bracewell, approximately 11 miles from the market town of Skipton, lies a former barn that has been extensively renovated to create a fabulous home.

Tucked away in a secret location seven miles inland from Crantock and Watergate Bay in rural north Cornwall, this luxury self-catering barn – known as The Meadows – is a haven for romantic escapes. With a calming whitewashed aesthetic, hot tub and floating egg bath overlooking the swaying wildflower meadow,…

10 Jul 2020
Meticulously designed by award-winning Architect Niall McLaughlin, this modern-day masterpiece in Schull – named Skyros – was crafted from poured concrete and clad entirely in Irish Kilkenny limestone. Fusing modern architecture with minimalist-style, floor-to-ceiling glass windows allow the landscape to echo throughout the clean interiors, exhibiting stunning south-facing views over…

Due to the implications of COVID-19, people have been spending more time inside their homes than ever before. With remote working set to become the ‘new normal’ for many, people’s priorities and property requirements are changing. As a result, it is time for developers to expand their house-building horizons to…

Villa Veneto is an historic and elegant 1930s Liberty Villa laid out over four floors, covering some 4467ft2. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home includes three terraces with breathtaking views and an underground Cantina cave that provides a quirky, atmospheric wine store for the villa’s owners. Once owned by the former wife…

Back in 2017, a call from New London Architecture for innovative proposals to solve London’s housing crisis led to the formulation of an impressive new concept for increasing the space available in traditional terraced properties. Now, Adams+Collingwood Architects has showcased just how well it can work in practice at Amanda…

16 Jan 2020
When Stuart and Sharon McAllister first bought Moyness Kirk in 2009, it had fallen into a state of disrepair. 11 years down the line, after completing an extensive renovation on the stunning period property, the couple has decided to put the property on the market. Here, Sharon reflects on their…

18 Nov 2019
In December 2018, architectural practice Adams+Collingwood Architects completed a superb, two-house multigenerational project in Odiham, Hampshire – named Darwins – on behalf of Val and Mark, their daughter Victoria, son-in-law Tom and grandchildren. The challenge was to design two different houses, each to suit the individual needs of its residents…

28 Oct 2019
Designed by the architect duo Amanda Castro and Giovana Giosa, from Studio AG, this house in São Paulo, Brazil has been completely transformed to create an idyllic home with a unique light-filled courtyard at its core.

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