DAVID FLYNN
ARCHITECTS
DUBLIN

Residential Architects Dublin

Individually Tailored Homes



We are award-winning Architects in Dublin specialising in residential projects, including newbuild houses, reconstruction and significant refurb / extension / transformation of existing. We are currently engaged as Architects in a small number of projects across Dublin with construction values ranging from €400,000 up to €1.5m.

The majority of our houses will end up as highly efficient A-rated homes for life.

We have a track record in delivering highly bespoke residential architecture projects which run smoothly through design, planning and construction stages, many of which have received awards and been widely published.

We use highly detailed 3D Digital models to plan, visualise and clearly communicate from early in the design process to ensure a successful outcome.

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Finished Project

15/02/24

Project featured in The Irish Times

“Beautifully reimagined home ... If you’re going to go through the trouble and expense of renovating your house, you may as well do it right and these owners definitely got it right

They extended and refurbished, enlisting architect David Flynn to create a contemporary extension. The highlight is the kitchen/dining/living room which has all the hallmarks of quality design ”

Renovation and extension of period house in Rathgar, Dublin

New Project

15/12/23

Rathgar Transformation

Design work underway on this distinctive period home in South Dublin. Large brick arches form a new façade to the open plan kitchen living dining space. With high ceilings and generous proportions, the family spaces pop out to capture as much natural light as possible.

Rathgar renovation & extension
Gabled elevation to new dormer bungalow / Digital Model Image

New Project

01/12/23

Revitalizing Roebuck, Dublin

Reimagining a 1970s dormer bungalow in Roebuck: We are delighted to be appointed as architects to a new project. Our design will transform the house into a modern, fully refurbished home with a high BER.

Newbuild house in South Dublin designed by Architects

Finished Project

01/07/23

Happy Clients move in

“Selecting an architect is a big decision. Apart from designing us a beautiful home we really appreciated how DFA led the team and stayed very actively involved at all stages. We’d be very happy to recommend DFA to anyone considering a similar project”

Mount Merrion newbuild
Park Avenue / Construction Photo Jan 2024

Under Construction

16/01/24

Brick by Brick

Progress unveiled: A Victorian period home in Sandymount transforms with a striking brick extension, blending timeless elegance with modern design.

Extension to Victorian House
Protected Structure Planning Application lodged

In Planning

02/01/24

Planning Lodged

Enhancing a Protected Structure in Rathgar: Our planning application aims to bring bright, cheerful, and modern living spaces through a new rear extension .

Silchester / Construction Photo Jan 2024

Under Construction

21/12/23

Glenageary Glow

Sunlit and striking, our Silchester brick extension rises, showcasing sharp lines and elegantly recessed glazing.

Glenageary Rebuild
Refurbishment and Extension of semi-detached house

New Project

18/12/23

Monkstown Makeover

Monkstown 1960s semi-d revamp: A light, modern extension with elegant brickwork and piers merges seamlessly for indoor-outdoor harmony.

Ranelagh / Construction Photo Jan 2024

Under Construction

15/12/23

Brickwork Artistry

Precision in progress: The play of light and shadow on the rich, warm brickwork highlights meticulous detail in our Ranelagh extension project which is nearing completion.

Extension and Refurbishment of Tudor House
Refurbishment and Extension of semi-detached house

New Project

07/12/23

Old Meets Bold

Reimagined 1950s semi-detached house in Dalkey, with striking front and rear brick extensions and a complete interior makeover, contrasts new geometric roofs with the old.

Newbuild house in South Dublin

Finished project

01/12/23

Detached New build completed

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.

Mount Merrion newbuild
Refurbishment and Extension to Period Home in Rathgar

New project

06/12/23

Design underway

We're excited to start design work on this fabulous period home in Rathgar. The aim is to create large, open plan living spaces with plenty of natural light, despite the Northern orientation.

Newbuild house in South Dublin

Finished project

Sculptural Architectural Staircase

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.

Mount Merrion newbuild
Victorian Protected Structure in Rathgar

New Project

Work under way

Design work under way to transform the living accomodation in a large Protected Structure in Rathgar.

The kitchen, dining and living accomodoation will be sensitively reorganised for easier family living, and to create a bright and cheerful interior opening onto a beautiful garden.

Malahide transformation completed

Finished project

Malahide transformation completed

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.

Malahide Makeover
Malahide transformation completed

Finished project

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Kitchen, dining and living rooms have a variety of different ceiling heights, and open onto a suntrap courtyard overlooking a leafy garden.

Malahide Makeover
Two storey house extension to rear of 1930s house in Booterstown

Finished project

Four years later

As architects, 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.

Booterstown Refurbishment & Extension
Brick facade reaches roof level

Under Construction

Brick facade reaches roof level

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...

Glenageary House Reconstruction
Blackrock transformation completed

Finished project

Blackrock transformation completed

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...

Blackrock refurbishment
The entrance facade has been rebuilt as a series of French doors opening onto a new sunny terrace.

Finished project

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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.

Blackrock refurbishment
We returned to this house rebuild in Clonskeagh to take some new photos of the project in the beautiful garden setting.

Finished project

Five years later

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...

Clonskeagh rebuild
A long south-facing strip rooflight draws sunshine into the living room throughout the day.

Finished project

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A long south-facing strip rooflight draws sunshine into the living room throughout the day.

Clonskeagh rebuild
Contemporary newbuild home nearing completion

Under Construction

Contemporary newbuild home nearing completion

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.

A new house in Mount Merrion
Planning granted for period home extension

In Planning

Planning granted for period home extension

Detailed design now underway for a large contemporary extension to a fine Victorian house in Sandymount.

Victorian house extension
Renovation and extension in Blackrock nearing completion

Under Construction

Renovation and extension in Blackrock nearing completion

We love seeing the architecture unveiled, as scaffolding comes 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.

Blackrock extension & deep retrofit
Moving in day in Malahide house transformation

Finished project

Moving in day in Malahide house transformation

Finishing touches being added to our reconstruction and extension of a three-storey house in a Conservation area in Malahide. See the project...

Malahide Mid-century Makeover
Construction beginning on renovation and extension of an old house in Glenageary.

Under Construction

Glenageary wraparound extension

Construction beginning on renovation and extension of an old house in Glenageary, Dublin. It's always exciting to see architectural drawings transform into reality.

Glenageary Rebuild
A three-storey house is reorganised around a new staircase in a completely new position.

Finished project

Malahide staircase

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.

Malahide Refurbishment
Brickwork underway in Ranelagh extension

Under Construction

Brickwork underway in Ranelagh extension

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.

Ranelagh Renovation & Extension
Sketch design proposals under way for a new transformation of an old bungalow in a Woodland setting in South Dublin.

New Project

South Dublin newbuild / rebuild

Sketch design proposals under way for a new transformation of an old bungalow in a Woodland setting in South Dublin into a modern architectural home.

Shankill Bungalow Rebuild
Planning permission granted for a large extension to three sides of a 1960s semi-d.

Planning

Mount Merrion extension and renovation

Planning permission granted for a large extension to three sides of a 1960s semi-d. Detailed design currently underway.

Mount Merrion Extension & Rebuild
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.

Finished project

Ranelagh courtyard extension

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.

Ranelagh Refurb & Extension

Completed Works

Client Reviews

White bungalow with black timber cladding in beautiful garden

Wonderful Design

“Selecting an architect is a big decision. Apart from designing us a beautiful home we really appreciated how DFA led the team and stayed very actively involved at all stages.

Their drawings and models enabled us to visualise the finished house very well. We’d be very happy to recommend DFA to anyone considering a similar project. ”

Eamon

Mount Merrion newbuild house
White bungalow with black timber cladding in beautiful garden

Beautifully Reimagined Home

“If you’re going to go through the trouble and expense of renovating your house, you may as well do it right and these owners definitely got it right.

They extended and refurbished, enlisting architect David Flynn to create a contemporary extension.

The highlight is the kitchen/dining/living room which has all the hallmarks of quality design”

The Irish Times

White bungalow with black timber cladding in beautiful garden

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

Blackrock Bungalow Renovation
Dining table with white brick feature wall and built-in cabinets

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

Clonskeagh house rebuild with new elevation overlooking a beautiful garden

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

Clonskeagh Rebuild
House rebuild garden elevation with curved glazed screen at dusk

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

Terenure Dormer Rebuild
White brick interior kitchen island view

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

Blackrock Portico Extension
Curved plaster lightwell under sunny rooflight

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

Brick garden elevation with timber canopy roof and suntrap courtyard

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

Glasnevin Extension to Art Deco House
Toplit gallery wall with art and brick plinth

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

Sandymount Extension & Refurbishment
Dining area looking towards garden with brick wall, timber floor and large rooflights

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

Booterstown Northlight Extension
Toplit dining area with large table and brick piers

Stunning

“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

Harold's Cross Rebuild
Circular rooflight with blue sky over single storey extension in North Dublin

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.”

Emma



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Phone: +353 (1) 534 3355

Email: enquiries@dflynn.com

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Dublin D06 XK60


David Flynn Architects Limited is a Registered Company in Ireland (No. 567835.) Registered Office: 1 Saint James' Terrace, Clonskeagh Road, Dublin D06 XK60. VAT Registration Number IE3414632CH. The practice is covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance. Registered Architectural Practice with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (No. 13019.) International Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (No. 20004636.) The practice holds accreditations in Conservation (Grade III,) Health & Safety Project Supervisor (Design Stage) and Environmental CPD.






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