Bendhu House, Ballintoy

Bendhu House, Ballintoy - Irish Landscapes
Bendhu House is an iconic house on the bendy road down to Ballintoy Harbour. It’s been a house I’ve wanted to photograph for a while, a photo that's always been "on the list".
I travelled down to Ballintoy for sunrise this morning, planning to photograph the beach, but once I was there I realised sunrise wasn't going to be as epic as I thought it would be, so I changed plan and walked up the road to Bendhu house.
Bendhu was the creation of a Cornish artist called Newton Penprase. He was a tutor in Belfast College of Art. At the age of 47 he started work on it in 1936. He labored on its construction for 40 years. He built the house in his spare time, mainly over the summer months and some weekends. In his lifetime, he only seen the ground floor area completed. The top two floors remained unfinished in his lifetime. It’s cubic style was very different from anything else. It’s definitely one of the most iconic houses on the North Coast and one I can’t help stare at every time I go past!
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