This 1950s semi-detached house lies in the heart of Sandymount. The inefficient layout with a compact kitchen overlooking the long, north facing garden was ill fitted to modern family life.
While maintaining the character of the existing front facade and Dublin streetscape, the internal spaces were reconfigured to create large, open plan spaces.
A two storey extension pushes out from the rear of the house, accommodating a double bedroom and spacious kitchen living dining area which stretches into the garden. A series of roof lights with sculpted plaster downstand bulkheads flood the wall and space with light throughout the day, creating a warm, bright family area.
The two-storey garden elevation has evolved from carefully considered domestic and functional considerations to become a layered play of interlocking planes with a somewhat industrial character. As opposed to treating drainpipes and gutters as after thoughts, they are incorporated into the design. The tall aluminium rainwater pipe and box gutter are prominent articulating features of the rear façade.
“We are so delighted with the final design.”
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 were looking to extend and modernise a 1950s semi detached. The initial drawings and ideas which David presented showed us some of the wonderful potential in the building and how we could make the most of all of its aspects including an amazing picture window at the back of the house to maximise light.
We are so delighted with the final design and having lived in the house for a few months now we are also 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. ”