Kennedy Woods Architecture were recently engaged by a private client to design a new extension to a late Edwardian property in Ranelagh, Dublin 4.
The scheme comprised the renovation of the existing dwelling both externally and internally and the demolition of the existing rear two storey annex. The extension to the rear and side of the original dwelling comprised the creation of a new kitchen, dining and living space at ground floor level to the rear of the dwelling and a new utility block connected to the rear of the existing garage to form a service entrance via the garage through the utility block to the rear garden. the remaining space between the rear of the garage and the living room becomes a central courtyard with large openings from the formal reception room in the original dwelling and the new living space.
The rear extension at first floor level comprises a reorganised bedroom and bathroom withing the original footprint of the old annex and the construction of a new ensuite bathroom to the rear of the bedroom and above the new living room below. The roofs to the ground floor are to be covered with a sedum green roof with two large frameless sky lights to the kitchen and living room below.
A new guest suite with a bedroom and ensuite bathroom is also proposed at attic level in the main dwelling, this suite is accessed via a new stairs and access bridge from the first floor level landing.