This 135 acre landscape is designed to become synonymous with its surroundings on the south west coast of Ireland. Dry–stone walls create level terraces and lawns, making a connection with the new house by Peters und Wormuth Architekten before merging into the wilder landscape.
A series of ecosystems now replace what was previously monoculture farmland. Over 1,500 native trees have been planted, a two acre lake created and rich topsoil removed to reintroduce wildflower–rich meadows. Natural streams and wetlands are being reinstated throughout the site.
Corncrake (absent for 30 years) and Grasshopper Warblers, both endangered species, have arrived along with Mallard Ducks and Snipe.
An enclosed garden provides fruit, vegetable and cut flowers for the house.