House of the Week: It’s all about the views – and a perfect Vista

Vista House, a four-bed split-level home surrounded by gardens, a wrap-around terrace and spectacular views, was built in 2006 in Monasterboice in Co Louth

1st November, 2020
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Vista House in Monasterboice has panoramic views over acres of pasture to the Irish Sea from every room. Photo: Mark Newport

See it from a distance, all lit up at night, and you might mistake it for a ship afloat on the ocean. It certainly has the sleek lines of a cruise ship, but it’s a house, a triumph of what can be achieved with the combination of a steel skeleton, block, sand, cement, a good deal of glass – and the eye of a talented architect.

When, in 2006, architects Deaton Lysaght were...

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