This house in south Dublin was one of our first projects together. Existing clients of Eoin’s asked us to view the house with them before they made the purchase. It was built in the 1890s but untouched since the 1940s. It still had the original layout including maid’s room, scullery and butler’s pantry. While its floor plan and services needed modernising we did not want to take away from the character of the house. The first move was to relocate the kitchen from the North side to the South-West corner so that it overlooks the large gardens and benefits from direct sunlight. This involved altering the service wing of the house to make a new kitchen, family room and terrace.
In re-constructing the wing, we took our cues from the original building, matching the scale and proportion of the new rooms with the existing and replicating important details. We had the bricks re-made in their original factory. The original mosaic floors on the terraces inspired new finishes such as the new mosaic floors in the bathrooms. The first floor plan was altered to accommodate two additional bathrooms and a laundry. The rest of the house was restored and services upgraded discreetly to modern standards.