Tipperary Home – April 2018 – Issue 274


Building on the Past

A dilapidated cottage in Tipperary is given a new lease of life by its architect owner Patti O’Neill.


Situated down a picturesque country lane near Ballycommon, a stones throw from the shores of Lough Derg, this quaint white washed cottage has been painstakingly restored over a period of three years, by award winning architect Patti. ‘When I first saw the cottage, back in 2013, it was in desperate need of attention. It was damp, dark and disjointed and covered in layers of cement render with low door openings, so it felt cramped and cold,’ says Patti. ‘But I could see the potential the cottage had to offer and knew instinctively how I wanted to tackle the project. I wanted to re-inject the cottage with character and make it much more functional for modern living, I really wanted to take everything back to basics, and to rediscover the true essence of the house.’


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