Brendan Cullinane, Stovax Studio 2 Duplex, Self-build
Read more about Brendan’s self-build and why he chose a double-sided Stovax wood burner.
July 16, 2019
Ivy Hill is a self-build home located in the south east of Ireland. Set on a 72-acre country estate, owned by the homeowner’s family, it was designed to suit its natural surroundings and to complement its closest neighbour, Pembrokestown House.
Homeowner, Brendan, initially styled the build on an old Georgian farmhouse, but comments that what they have ‘ended up with has far exceeded our expectations.’
The build began in June 2018 and took 10 months to complete. It features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and includes an open plan kitchen-living area with a separate utility room and pantry. Centre-stage to this area is a double-sided Stovax Studio 2 wood burner, which Brendan purchased from House of Stoves, Kilkenny.
Brendan’s requirements were simple: he wanted a double-sided stove that was a standalone piece of furniture, and it was important that the flue pipe was exposed, rather than hidden behind a chimney breast.
Their fitter was able to provide a custom-built concrete base and steel casing for the stove, with insulated flue the whole way up to the roof.
A proud stove owner, Brendan says that he loves owning a fire: ‘It’s the warm feeling in the evening time when you come home that relaxes you after a long day at work.’
Retailer Name: House of Stoves, Kilkenny
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