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Viking Long House Ireland : Irish Rural Building

Irish Rural Property Development design by Jane D Burnside Architects in Ireland

19 Jun 2009

Viking Long House

Date built: 2009

Design: Jane D Burnside Architects

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The Viking Long House – so named for its shape and internal layout – is set within an old apple orchard in a rural location in Ireland. A second lozenge-shaped wall cuts through the house sheltering an entrance courtyard to the North terminating in a sculptural outdoor fireplace to the South. A long covered veranda inset against the southern wall of the main house opens up the ground floor living accommodation to the orchard setting.

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Location: Northern Ireland

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