The old semi-detached dormer bungalow was four rooms deep and four rooms wide: a domestic labyrinth on a large, valuable and very wide site in Terenure, Dublin.
Early on it was realised that the most economical option involved almost complete demolition of the existing; retaining only the party wall and the front gable of the original house. Behind this, and below the original bungalow's roof profile, a new two-storey highly efficient house was built.
The new layout is centred around a dramatic toplit double-height hallway which bounces daylight around the interior. This leads to a large kitchen / dining / living area overlooking the rear garden. This new elevation is North-facing and one side pops out in a graceful curve to catch late afternoon and evening sunlight.
“We could not be happier with the end result!”
“ David was our architect for a rebuild of an old run down property. He took all our requests on board and came up with a fantastic design. It feels airy and bright even in winter and works really well as a family home.
He pays a lot of attention to planning every detail and we could not be happier with the end result! ”
“Behind the unassuming facade is a light-filled oasis ideal for modern family life.”
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