May 19, 2011

house of the week 116: Goulding Summerhouse

Originally designed by Scott Tallon Walker Architects for Sir Basil Goulding in 1971 - 1973 the summerhouse is located on a manicured garden site in Enniskerry, Ireland it was restored 2002. The modern residence is delicately perched on the banks of the Dargle Valley cantilevering the remainder of the 142m2 house over the river, minimally disturbing the natural vegetation.


Trevor said...

Is there a bed in this summer house? I'm also a little bit dubious about the claim of not disturbing the natural vegetation -- if the house sat a bit more comfortably back on the lawn, the experience would be nearly the same from inside and would only destroy a small patch of already un-natural lawn. It's certainly impressive, but i want the design to be more than a gimmick.
Gorgeous area, though.

simonf said...

Interesting structure in a stunning location. I love that section overhanging the river, although if it were my house I’d like part of it to be a balcony to better enjoy the sight and sound of the outdoors.

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