RESIDENTIAL

BALLSBRIDGE

Refurbishment, Extension & Lightwell To A 1940’s Semi Detached Dwelling

Location:Ballsbridge Dublin 4


Status:Completed 2012


Client:Private

The brief was to refurbish and extend a 1940’s semi detached four bedroom two storey dwelling and in particular to provide and replicate the same level of daylight as the clients’ former home, a challenge given that the new property had a North East rear garden compared to their former home which was orientated South West.

The focus of the intervention lay in the ground floor, the extension and its relationship with the existing house and garden. The works included the conversion of the existing single storey garage into a utility & accessible shower room, the partial removal of the existing rear wall and a new single storey extension to the rear & side finished in brick to match the existing brick plinth to the front of the house and redesigned front and rear gardens.

The extension containing the new kitchen, living and dining areas was designed with a higher floor to ceiling height than the existing single storey garage to allow a South facing clerestory window connected to a large roof light to bring both South and West light from the front into the rear.

Recessed glazed sliding doors open up and connect the open plan living areas in the new extension with the existing house & reception rooms whilst allowing for separation of the individual spaces when required and to maximise the available light, all external and internal doors throughout the ground floor are fully glazed enabling the light to be brought from the front of the house into the full depth of the plan.



Site Area:470 M2
Floor Area of the Existing House:204 M2
Floor Area of the Extension:24 M2
Total Floor Area of House:228 M2

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NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2014
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DRAWING KEY:
01 Front Garden
02 Entrance hallway
03 Study
04 Reception Room
05 Dining Room
06 Kitchen
07 Wet Room
08 Utility Room
09 Terrace
10 Rear Garden
11 Terrace
12 Garage

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