Carlow architect Frank Bird fulfilled his dream to build a log home in 2006. With his professional eye and experience Frank paid attention to details using a natural slate roof, granite chimney breast, cast iron radiators, pine floors, sauna, Warm Cell insulation.
The main body of the house and interior walls are built using solid logs 120x195mm and a cut roof with timer frame gables for the upper floor. The house has many interesting and innovative features. He developed a special method of using the insulation to give extra sound proofing especially in the upper frame walls.
Incorporated in the desin of the main room is an attractive mezzanine which serves as a tranquil space separate from the main activities of the house. The design of the house has created a wonderful feeling of space and light with high ceilings on the ground floor and a cathedral ceiling in the main room.