We’re delighted to have completed a bespoke detached new build house in South Dublin. This replacement dwelling has a high A2 BER (Building Energy Rating) making it practical as well as beautiful.
The house is organised around a scultpural staircase leading from the entrance to the main living spaces. White painted plaster balustrades continue the curves of the vaulted ceiling overhead.
Design work under way to transform the living accomodation in a large Protected Structure in Rathgar.
The kitchen, dining and living accomdoation will be sensitively reorganised for easier family living, and to create a bright and cheerful interior opening onto a beautiful garden.
Our clients have moved in and are enjoying their reconfigured and extended home in Malahide. Located in an Architectural Conservation Area, careful and considerate design choices were required to create this modern family home.
Kitchen, dining and living rooms have a variety of different ceiling heights, and open onto a suntrap courtyard overlooking a leafy garden.
We love being invited back to see our projects after clients have moved in. Four years later and the clients are still as delighted as ever. It is great to see how clients have added so much of their personality this extension and refurbishment project completed in 2019.
Reconstruction of a house in Glenagaeary is well underway. The new brick facade has reached roof level and a new asymmetric roof profile is taking shape. Glazing to this sunny, Southern elevation is deeply recessed to provide shading. See more of the project here...
A reconfiguration project is completed in Blackrock. The detached bungalow is reimagined and refurbished into a modern, energy efficient family home. External insulation with dark timber cladding and new modern glazed screens transform this 1970s house. See more of the project here...
The entrance facade has been rebuilt as a series of French doors opening onto a new sunny terrace. The roof over the main living has been opened up so that the ceiling follows the roof slops to create a dramatic taller living space.
We returned to this house rebuild in Clonskeagh to take some new photos of the project in the beautiful garden setting . Completed in 2018, the original detached house was rebuilt to create a timeless home with large open plan living spaces. See more of the project here...
A long south-facing strip rooflight draws sunshine into the living room throughout the day.
The external shell of a new A2-rated house in Mount Merrion is nearing completion. A triple-gabled, South-facing brick elevation overlooks a terraced back garden. Internal fitout well underway with smooth, curved vaulted ceilings throughout the house internally.Read more...
Detailed design now underway for a large contemporary extension to a fine Victorian house in Sandymount. See more...
Scaffolding is down on this house reconstuction, revealing sculptural white plastered finishes and brickwork piers. A deep canopy roof on the South-facing, garden elevation shades the interior. Planting going in shortly. See more...
Finishing touches being added to our reconstruction and extension of a three-storey house in a Conservation area in Malahide. See the project...
Construction beginning on renovation and extension of an old house in Glenageary. Read more...
A three-storey house is reorganised around a new staircase in a completely new position. Moving it to a South-facing gable wall allowed for the insertion of a very tall window running from top to bottom which allows sunlight to stream into all the circulation spaces of the house. Read more...
Demolition and the new structural shell of our project on a Tudor-style house completed.With the construction of new brick piers and screens, the outlines of the interior spaces take shape ahead of installation of floor-to-ceiling glazing. Read more about the project...
Sketch design proposals under way for a new transformation of an old bungalow in a Woodland setting. See more of the project...
Planning permission granted for a large extension to three sides of a 1960s semi-d. Detailed design currently underway.
Planning permission granted for works to a 1930s Tudor-style house and to renovate and transform it into a fully accessible home with a new passenger lift. Extensions at ground floor level are organised around two courtyards to make the most of a Northern rear orientation.
The best-loved spaces are rarely just austere, minimalist and perfectionist creations. They are busy, improvised and personal. This is clearly accommodated in David Flynn Architects' design”
“The team delivered in designing the home of our dreams.”
“Real architectural intelligence at work”
AAI Awards commentary
“It's an emblem of the new century, but with a delicacy that respects the old house.”
“Behind the unassuming facade of this semi-detached bungalow in Terenure lies a light-filled oasis ideal for modern family life.”
“Sensitive, simple, understated design.”
“Full of light and warm details. A series of roof lights, interspersed with sculpted plaster curves, also allows light and shadows to move through the space during the day, creating beautiful effects.'
“Thoughtful and clever use of natural light.”
Awards jury commentary
“...work brimming with intelligence, ingenuity, judgement and taste.”
“David was a pleasure to work with...we were absolutely delighted with how things turned out”
“Inside the extension, the white brick creates a bright space of timeless modernist character.”
“David brought us a very unique design which we absolutely love.”
“The new layout flows in a beautifully simple way that appears effortless but takes a lot of work to get right.”
“With great attention to detail, both original and new features have been blended seamlessly. Beautifully refurbished, and would make a lovely family home”
“The final result is stunning, as well as being a comfortable, bright and warm living space.”
“Worthy for commendation for remaining true to the original house in its detailing.”
Making a protected structure more liveable
A beautiful Victorian redbrick contains many wonderful rooms in its upper levels but lacks the basic spaces for living in at garden level. The reorganised ground floor will be easier to live with, brighter, and will open up the house to a wonderful rear garden for the first time.
Sketch Design stage
Transforming an unusual home
Built in 1904 the original design of this elegant home straddles Edwardian and Arts and Crafts Architecture. The new works will carry on the elegant spirit of the original to create everyday kitchen, dining and living spaces, as well as reorganised bedrooms, bathrooms and ensuites.
Sketch Design stage
Creating everyday living spaces in a Victorian house
Built in the 1860s, this brick-fronted home features beautiful original reception rooms and an elegant stairwell but lacks the basics of a contemporary family home.
Reconstruction of a dormer bungalow
Sitting on a large sunny site, the original bungalow will be extended to teh rear and into a very large attic space with a striking new double-gabled entrance elevation, and a new rear facade linking house and garden.
Sketch Design stage
Extending a house to fill a sunny double-width site
This unusual mid-century house is wide and shallow with a wide redundant garage to the side and a very sunny outlook to the rear. The reconstruction will incorporate much of the original fabric into a significantly enlarged house which is being pushed out to front, side and rear, as well as up into the attic.
Construction commencing shortly
Transformation of a mid-century house
An existing house will be significantly extended to the side and rear, with a new front entrance elevation and dramatic two-storey garden façade. South-facing, the garden elevation features deeply incised glazing to maximise sunlight without overheating.
Transformaing a 1930s Tudor-style house into a fully accessible home
The reorganised house is arranged around courtyards to the side and rear creating attractive living spaces that are modern but sympathetic to the original house, and drawing warm Southerly light into a North-facing rear.
Construction nearing completion
A 1950s house is doubled and transformed into a modern family home
Extending to the side and rear, as well as up into the attic, the rebuilt house has a new entrance facade and takes design cues from the original brickwork which is reinstated and carried through to the garden elevation. With a sunny rear orientation to the rear, extensive glazing is deeply incised into the facade to provide shading.
Completion snagging under way
Proactive and easy to work with
“We are so happy with the final renovation and really appreciate the work David put into the project, from the initial design options, changes resulting from the numerous site meetings and his overall project management. If you are looking for a modern and contemporary design, then we recommend David and his team.”
Marie-Pauline & Stuart
Beautiful & Practical
“The design is not only beautiful, but is also very practical and has created a fantastic bright and airy space which works very well for family life. David made great use of the space and created lots of additional storage throughout the house. He was very good at coming up with solutions for any problems we posed. We would have no hesitation in recommending David Flynn Architects”
Fiona & Paul
Home of our Dreams
“David, Vanessa and team delivered on designing the home of our dreams. The design process was smooth, the timelines provided realistic and the team were readily accessible when we had questions or concerns. The time and energy they invested in the project is a credit to them and we would be pleased to recommend David and team for any future work ”
Julian & Leonie
Airy and bright
“David was our architect for a rebuild of an old run down property. He took all our requests on board and came up with a fantastic design. It feels airy and bright even in winter and works really well as a family home. He pays a lot of attention to planning every detail and we could not be happier with the end result”
Justin & Muriel
Unique design which we absolutely love
“David brought us a very unique design which we absolutely love. It was an old south facing house and he created this huge open plan bright space for us. We are delighted with how the project turned out”
Alison & Simon
Subtly reveals a modern design
“We are very happy with our dormer bungalow reimagined. Whilst fitting in with the other dormer bungalows, it subtly reveals a modern design. The rear extension with its south facing skylight and curved ceilings gets raving reviews from friends and family alike.”
Annette & Hendrik
A fine end product we are very happy with
“Very good experience with David Flynn. From the start he was engaged, communicated well, worked well with the builder while also keeping pressure on him which was important. We are very happy with how the design and overall build turned out. Good overall collaboration and communication with a fine end product we are very happy with.”
Eithne & Gerry
An absolute pleasure to work with
“We really enjoyed working with David from the initial meetings to discuss our project and ideas right through to completion and the finished house. We are so delighted with the final design and are enjoying the practicality of the layout and features for day to day family life! David and his team are an absolute pleasure to work with.”
Jeremy & Miranda
An eye for detail
“We worked with David on an extension to the rear of our house, in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. David was a pleasure to work with throughout the project. He has a fantastic eye for detail, and we were absolutely delighted with how things turned out.”
Katie & Kevin
“The final result is stunning, as well as being a comfortable, bright and warm living space. We were pleased with David's professionalism, good humour, attention to detail & ability to manage the project so well. He showed a real respect for the era the house was built in & introduced beautiful & unusual design features to fit with that.”
Daire & Orla
Makes so much more sense as a house
“The new part has blended so beautifully and the design has worked out so well for us inside and out! A lot of people have commented that it looks like it was always part of the house - which is what we really wanted. It makes so much more sense as a house now.”