Located on a large site with an East facing garden in South Dublin, this house stood as originally built in the 1960’s. Without any modifications or additions, it had become unsuitable for contemporary family life. Our aim was to stretch into the garden to create large living spaces filled with natural light.
A stepped plan and large rooflight maximise Southern sunlight, ensuring the house feels bright all year round. Large glazed sliding doors open to the East allowing morning light to penetrate deep into the plan while the splayed brick reveals pull the living spaces out into the garden.
The extension takes the form of two interlocking volumes, each with a semi - sheltered patio extending into garden - one becomes a covered play area for children, over-looked by the kitchen window, the other a continuation of the dining area, perfect for family breakfasts.