A period house dating back from the 1920’s. The clients wanted a home that had all of the charms of a period Dublin house while also accommodating the needs of modern family living.
The character of the original house was reinstated while the existing non-original extension was replaced with a new extension that caters to the family’s needs. From the outset the client wanted to ensure that as much light as possible would get into the north facing extension which was dictated by the site’s orientation.
A step down into the new extension from the main house helps to differentiate the old from the new. Large rooflights were carefully considered with the design of the kitchen to pour light into the north facing extension.
A large picture window is cantilevered out of the rear wall to create reading snug and in turn makes a visual connection to the garden through the depth of the plan.