The Mud and Wood House

The Family Room is divided into three areas: the dining area is surrounded by windows with a 9ft. ceiling - this is a bright and airy space; the lounge area focuses on the wood-burning stove (with backboiler - the only heat source for the 1400 sq. ft. house) - it is cosier with an 8ft. ceiling; around the corner (to the left) is the kitchen. It is still connected to the family room, so that the person preparing a meal is still part of the action in the family room, but is tucked away enough so that the mess need not be distracting.

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Brad Miller added this to My ideas26 August 2019

love the idea of Cobb construction but it's too modern looking for me

ruthmwalsh added this to ruthmwalsh's ideas4 July 2018

stove mud and wood house Skree Co Sligo

stubbsrw added this to Straw bale style20 August 2016

This is a *little* too curvy for my tastes, but I like the stove :) And the wood stain should be darker!

Secure2 Pty Ltd T/A Lynch Constructions added this to secure2's Ideas6 May 2016

Flowing walls behind the heater

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