House extension and refurbishment, Dundrum, Dublin 14.
The project consists of the re-modelling of an existing semidetached house and, in addition, an extension which includes an open plan kitchen, dining, sitting room layout with utility and a study. Given the site constraints to accommodate the footprint of the required additional space, and in order to meet the requirements of the planning authority, a long straight extension to one side of the back existing detached house with the re-organization of the internal layout of the existing house, satisfied successfully both client and planning authority consent.
The end result of the house, carefully detailed to accommodate the requirement of an academic couple, included a ground floor layout organized around a spine long corridor where a formal front sitting room, a study, a toilet and stairway to upstairs are arranged. The long entrance corridor then leads to the extension, connected and separated by a full height pivot glass door that further contributes to extend the axis of the long view entering the house.
A minimalist look has been achieved using few materials and colors which are white for inside and outside walls and bookshelves, the oak timber floor and grey doors and radiators.