modern family house tour designed by McCann Moore Architects

Modern family house tour: step inside design-conscious interiors

Modern family house tour front elevation

Modern family house tour

Design: McCann Moore Architects, Belfast & Dublin

House size: 3000 sq feet, 280sqm

Where: Northern Ireland

Ground floor: entrance hall, cloakroom, boot room, sitting room, study/playroom, open plan kitchen/living/dining, rear hall, utility room.

First floor: gallery landing, master suite with dressing room, ensuite guest room, two further bedrooms & bathroom

Modern family home for design-conscious family

Designed and built by McCann Moore Architects in the last 10 years, this large family home combines modern design with personality-filled spaces.

The homeowners’ great interest in design shapes the interiors.

Modern family home house tour: let’s take a look around

The double-height entrance hall is a plant-filled paradise, with light streaming in from the glazing high above the front door.

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Sliding door from entrance hall to open plan kitchen

The hall leads directly through a sliding door to the open plan kitchen/living/dining. When the sliding door is open, you can see straight through to the garden, where a raised herb bed flourishes.

House tour white and grey kitchen island

The grey and white kitchen centres on a charcoal island laid on a concrete floor.

This open plan room is the most-used in the house, with the island doubling up as a place for homework, coffee and cooking.

It looks directly on to the dining area, where the large handmade table is emphasised by the slot window.

Open plan dining area in modern family home
Open plan dining area
White and grey lobby with storage wall

The hallway incorporates a useful storage wall, in the same charcoal grey palette as the kitchen.

The moody sitting room beyond is a well-used evening retreat, as well as providing fantastic views through double-aspect windows to the surrounding countryside.

Dark grey sitting room with white stone fireplace
Moody sitting room

Decorated in jewel shades set against dark walls, the sitting room echoes colours from outside.

Designers Guild upholstered footstool in dark sitting room

Jewel shades in the sitting room. Designers Guild upholstery and textiles pick out warm greens from the view outside.

Modern family house tour: first floor

Heading upstairs, the family has four huge bedrooms.

The master has an ensuite and dressing room, the ensuite guest room (pictured) offers visitors a soothing palette of grey and soft lilac, and two further bedrooms share a family bathroom.

The gallery landing looks over the entrance hall, and floods upstairs with light.

Modern family house tour: view from gallery landing in double-height entrance hall
Double-height entrance hall from gallery landing

Modern family house tour: outside

The house is within walking distance of village life. It also has a rural feel, as it backs onto green fields.

Doubling up as a family sports pitch, the back garden also has a climbing wall on one gable end.

Back garden and elevation of modern family house
Back garden of modern family house

This modern house was designed by McCann Moore Architects (design studios in Belfast and Dublin).

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