Ireland’s Homes – Connemara – August 2016 – Issue 254


Artist in Residence

Americans have always been considered generous, and artist Jim Shore is no exception. When his friend Patrick jokingly asked ‘Hey, Jim, why don’t you buy us a beautiful house in Connemara?’ that’s just what he did.

Originally a small stone cottage overlooking the Atlantic, Stream’s End was bought and extended in the late 1980s by a US sound engineer working with a Chicago-based band. He had severely diminished eyesight, hence the emphasis on the capture of light; there is floor to ceiling glazing in every room, but by 2006 when Jim bought the house, the interiors had dated and needed a radical makeover.

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