A mid-century semi-D in an Architectural Conservation Area is to be reconfigured and extended for use as a family home that spills into the garden beyond.
Reconfiguration and Refurbishment: 140.7m2
This mid-20th century dwelling forms half of a pair of distinct houses in Malahide. This house exhibits a number of fine features which contribute to the special character of the street, but internally the layout is an array of small rooms with winding corridors.
These details are to be retained and the quality and style of the street persevered while the interior rooms are reconfigured into large, bright spaces.
This new layout combines the flow and openness of open- plan with private break-out spaces, ideal for a growing family. Relocating the staircase, allows the new covered porch and hall door to be centred on the impressive front gable elevation, instead of hidden off to the side.
This provides long views through the entrance hall and living space directly out to the mature garden. At the rear, the existing flat roofed extension to the rear is to be rebuilt with a higher ceiling.
Floor-to-ceiling glazed sliders flood the living spaces with evening light, while a high level window and large rooflight capture the first morning rays ensuring the interior is bright throughout the day.