House of the Week: A modernised homestead nestled in the Wicklow hills

A cottage built a century ago in Red Cross, Co Wicklow has been artfully transformed into an eco-friendly, four-bed contemporary family home

9th May, 2021
Ballynamona was built around 1900 but underwent a massive renovation, extension and upgrade. Picture: Andrew Nolan

In Irish, Ballynamona means homestead. This Co Wicklow homestead in Redcross was built around 1900 and stayed pretty much unchanged until a massive renovation, extension and upgrade by the current owner transformed it into a stylish, energy-efficient, low-maintenance ideal home for a growing family.

“When we came on the scene it was a typical, stone-built, two-up two-down cottage, not really fit for purpose, but we saw its potential,” said the vendor.

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