A reconfiguration and refurbishment of an existing two storey farmhouse the proposed design represents a sympathetic but contemporary solution. The aim was to transform this existing dwelling house near Kinsale in Cork into a contemporary family dwelling. We proposed to retain the main structure of the old house and create a double height family room & mezzanine library within it. A new contemporary dwelling house located to the south of the site is connected to the old house by a glazed link. The new addition becomes a twin of the old as it replicates the scale and porportion of the existing cottage.