TOP: Architects sketch of proposed interior.

MIDDLE: Dining space painted in relaxing Farrow and Ball greens.

ABOVE: Rear elevation

UPPER LEFT: Unique character of the existing Rathgar street terrace.

LEFT: New kitchen & storage wall in Rathgar home.

David Wright in an architect accredited in conservation at Grade 3. Having knowledge of historical building types and construction techniques allows informed interventions to be made to these buildings. Examples of work to traditional homes include:

drumcondra home/ right: An early sketch of proposed new interior space forming part of an extension to rear was used to give clients a sense of that the proposed space would feel like. The image to the right is of the monopitch roof defines the dining area with clerestorey glazing allows allows light to stream into the new open plan kitchen, living and dining area. A new utility and bathroom have also been accomodated in the darker centre of the plan. A Bespoke mosiac shower design based on Henri Matisse artwork inspired the design for the new wetroom.

Rathgar Home: Being a protected structure, the renovation and small extension required Planning permission. Works included an extension and reconfiguration of part of the ground floor. A bespoke kitchen was included in the design service and was constructed by a main contractor who specialises in high quality joinery. This was a very cost effective solution a kitchen company was not required. Upgrading of insulation conforming to best conservation practice was carried out.

SANDYCOVE Home (below): The brief was to create a very traditional extension with the character of an orangery to bring lots of natural light into the darker spaces of the existing house. A new dining and kitchen opens out onto the patio with aluminium-composite french doors the fenestration proportions  referencing those on the existing house. Granite bands delineate render and brick on the elevation. Internal doors include specially commissioned stained glass panels.

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