The aim of this project was to convert the existing 1980’s bungalow into a high-end visitor retreat. We first set about reconfiguring the design of the original building, organising the kitchen, dining and patio spaces to face the South-West and bedrooms to face the South-East with views over Sheephaven Bay and Derryveagh Mountains. The thinking behind the black-stained larch cladding was to allow the building to disappear into the heather-clad hill behind. Liam McCormick’s churches inspired the pallet and colour. The long building with it’s gently sloping roof is reminiscent of Muckish Mountain, thus embedding the building into the landscape.