DAVID FLYNN
ARCHITECTS

Mount Merrion


Planning permission granted recently for a new house in Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin. Vaulted ceilings and an inverted cross section will make the most of a steeply sloping site with dramatic views over the city.

Newbuild: 280m2

Entrance elevation
Rear Elevation concept

Description









Front Elevation
The new house sits on a road of 1930s dormer bungalows and has been carefully designed to fit into the existing streetscape whilst maximising floorspace over two floors.

Before
The old house which is being replaced was a detached and dilapidated bungalow and with a very poor thermal and energy performance.
Photo of old house for demolition

Timber model

Front Elevation
The new house sits on a road of 1930s dormer bungalows and has been carefully designed to fit into the existing streetscape whilst maximising floorspace over two floors.

Photo of house before the works Before
The old house which is being replaced was a detached and dilapidated bungalow and with a very poor thermal and energy performance.

Rear Elevation
The new triple-gabled garden elevation, with living space at first floor level within the house allows the interior to open directly onto the patio area.

Before
The old house was partially sunken into the steeply sloping site meaning the garden was inaccessible and missing out on views over the city.
Photo of house before the works

Timber model

Rear Elevation
The new triple-gabled garden elevation, with living space at first floor level within the house allows the interior to open directly onto the patio area.

Before
The old house was partially sunken into the steeply sloping site meaning the garden was inaccessible and missing out on views over the city.
Existing rear elevation

Context model
The new house sits under a varied roofscape of pitched roofs with two storeys to the front and a single storey to the rear opening directly onto the rear garden.

Living Room

Context model
The new house sits under a varied roofscape of pitched roofs with two storeys to the front and a single storey to the rear opening directly onto the rear garden.

Context Model
The existing road consists of a miscellany of different dormer bungalows with attic conversions. The new house has been designed to fit two full floors into this context without raising the house any higher than its neighbours.

Timber model

Context Model
The existing road consists of a miscellany of different dormer bungalows with attic conversions. The new house has been designed to fit two full floors into this context without raising the house any higher than its neighbours.

Model
The main living space of the house is contained under a triple-gabled roof with a shaded south-facing garden elevation and additional rooflighting allowing daylight deep into the interior.

Timber model

Model
The main living space of the house is contained under a triple-gabled roof with a shaded south-facing garden elevation and additional rooflighting allowing daylight deep into the interior.