This project involves the extension and renovation of a Victorian terraced house in Dublin City, providing a new elongated ground floor plan that expands and contracts towards an excavated south facing patio lined in Irish limestone.
The client asked us were asked to extend this terraced house in Ranelagh, South Dublin City.
The plot is narrow and long, with a south-east facing garden to the rear. The owners found that they needed diverse spaces for various activities to cater for their growing family. The proposed plan provides an extended room where functions like dining, cooking and reading are supported by built-in furniture that the space slips, diverts and deflects around til reaching the sunken garden terrace.
The new extension is finished in grey render with brass beads and has a large window seat lined in Iroko hardwood internally and lined with brass externally, overlooking the garden.
The rear garden was situated half a metre higher than the ground floor, so a new excavated seam is lined in bush-hammered limestone housing planters, steps and an outdoor dining bench