House Lessans, an exquisitely simple home in County Down designed by McGonigle McGrath, has been named RIBA House of the Year 2019

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House Lessans has been revealed as the winner in the final episode of a special Channel 4 series Grand Designs: House of the Year,

Wednesday, 13th November 2019, 4:15 pm

Chair of the 2019 RIBA House of the Year jury, architect John Pardey, said: “House Lessans in the rolling countryside of County Down was chosen as the winner as it represents a paradigm in creating relevant contemporary architecture that truly reflects its local context, vernacular and culture.

It has an elegant simplicity achieved within a remarkably low budget without excesses, creating delight in the subtly changing volumes as well as its relationship between the inside and outside.

The house takes the daily business of life and with the architects’ skills in making a house from simple materials, carefully detailed and with precise alignments, succeeds in becoming not just a house, but more importantly, a home.”

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