White Lodge,

Dun Laoghaire


This project involves the restoration and extension to a listed Georgian house. The brief was to design a contemporary extension which complemented and enhanced the existing house.

The extension is composed of three elements, varying in height and form, which wrap around the existing house.  A single-story zinc and timber clad volume containing the open plan kitchen and living area is separated from the existing house by a glass link that encloses a new west facing rear courtyard.  This part of the extension is separate from but runs parallel to the existing house and the pitched roof was designed to reflect the exiting pitched roof but clad in zinc to highlight its contemporary nature.


 The glass link between the new pitched roof extension and the original house was designed to be a low key minimal connection to the existing house.  It is a very ‘light touch’ intervention to the existing house and involved very little disruption to the fabric of the protected structure.


 The two-storey timber clad extension to the gable extends the master bedroom at first floor and the study at the ground floor and helps contain the new west facing courtyard. This extension was designed to complement both the existing house and the new extension to the rear.


 The extensions, while being contemporary in nature, complements the existing Georgian house without compromising the requirements of modern day family life.



(c) Photographs by Ros Kavanagh

Hazel Lane, Dubin

A development of three mews houses in a back land site in Clontarf

An extensive refurbishment of this protected structure to provide modern open plan living facing on to the ample gardens.  The existing building has been tightly integrated into the proposal.