“What we're trying to do is help clients make their dream homes a reality. People look at beautiful houses in magazines and on websites and imagine that they're out of reach. We strongly believe that that's not the case. Even on tighter budgets there are a lot more possibilities than people often realize and with the right design it is possible to achieve the house of your dreams.” Frank McGahon is a fourth generation architect, following his great grandfather, grandfather and father into practicing architecture in the town of Dundalk, equidistant between Dublin and Belfast. After graduating from the School of Architecture, University College Dublin in 1989 he worked in London and Dublin before returning to work for his father in Dundalk in 1992, eventually taking over the practice and establishing McGahon Architects in 2001. While the practice has a tradition and reputation extending back a century it has a forward-looking ethos and a reputation for high quality house design with a particular emphasis on maximizing light and space throughout the house, using the configuration of the house to form private, sunny, sheltered spaces for outdoor living and always considering the variety of ways in which people inhabit and use the house. The practice's house designs range from small to large, from stepped sites to flat and from tight urban lots to expansive rural sites holdings incorporating regional influences with crisp contemporary detailing.