This dwelling was undoubtedly one of the most challenging ever undertaken by ADMS Architects. Given that the existing house, a Grade B1 listed property, was on the Buildings At Risk Northern Ireland list (BARNI), great care was to be attributed to the reinstatement of the house, so as to restore its original status. In addition to this, the client provided a brief for a new extension which was to be of a contemporary nature. Through detailed discussions with Listed Buildings a design was developed to both meet all aspects of the client brief, but satisfy the criteria required for such a delicate scenario of new addition to a listed property. The result is a house that is unique in its setting, layout and overall appearance. Dedication on the client’s behalf in restoring the existing house in every detail possible, has proved that saving building fabric such as this is a worthwhile endeavour. Whilst some internal alterations (approved by listed buildings) were carried out, these have only served to improve the dwelling to a modern say standard. The listed house has been finished externally with lime render, cast iron rainwater goods, authentic slate roof and pine windows, whilst the new addition is of contemporary materials (smooth render, planar glazing, and aluminium windows) so as to allow the building to read historically in terms of age. A truly one-off, bespoke dwelling which has restored a property of great historic value – It is a design we are extremely proud of.