Retirement House, Letteragh, Galway.

The client, in her seventies, wanted to downsize from a large, dated and unsuitable property to a new warm energy efficient house. The older original house had all the typical barriers in relation to mobility and unsuitable ergonomics.

The new single storey home is on one level, barrier free, and employs all the best principles of universal design, while providing a home of character, suitable for the semi rural context. The house is arranged around a central living room, and staggered in plan to create sheltered outdoor spaces.

The new house has rejuvenated and facilitated a much improved quality of life.