The form of the existing cottage is that of single storey on a small rectangular footprint common of Irish vernacular buildings. There were several additions over time which were demolished to leave the existing cottage as it once would have been. The existing house had little accommodation and was small in footprint. The proposal brought the existing house up to modern day living standards and the internal layout was adapted.
A contemporary timber clad extension was added to provide new living accommodation and master bedroom. The extension took form in a fan like footprint directing views towards the beach surmounted by twisting monopitch roof forms. A glass link between the old and the new defined the separation of architectural languages.