Faha Farmhouse: A Countryside Farmhouse Overlooking Co Clare’s Open Valley

The Faha Farmhouse was developed by Jamie Fobert Architects. Located in Co Clare, Ireland, the farmhouse is situated on a mountainside overlooking a vast and open valley towards Galway Bay.

The Faha Farmhouse

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The Faha Farmhouse actually has an original grouping of a cluster of barns and small stone cottage.

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Both the cluster and small stone cottage was retained and extended for the project. The exterior form of the farmhouse was inspired by the interior to complement each other.

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The shed-like external forms exude the rural nature and roughness of the site. Displaying zinc and timber cladding, a new house was designed to link the old cottage then step down the hill in a sequence of volumes. Such design completes the site’s irregular geometry.

Simple and Clean Details

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In the inside, each room was set up to optimize the view of the surrounding countryside. The house also has a constant variety of light conditions and connection to the land of Co Clare.

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The detail was clean and simple. It is made of local materials, craftsmen, and laborers, including the client and the family.

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The dark stone was chosen as the material for the flooring. It is patterned with prehistoric centipede trails, coming from a small quarry nearby Licannor.

Via Jamie Fobert Architects

Alana Groom

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