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House in Ranelagh


House refurbishment for an antiques dealer pushed detail and light to produce a tactile rich backdrop to the client's collection.

Completed as de Siún Scullion Architects

This urban terraced house is located on a street built at the end of the 19th Century featuring narrow house plots but benefitting from long south facing gardens.  The house was purchased by an antique collector who needed a complete overhaul of the house to best display his collection and take advantage of the south-facing garden view from his bedroom and dining area.


The design proposal stacks solid blocks of accommodation with thick walls incorporating storage and display internally and full height folding openings to the sunny exterior.  The plan extends in a linear fashion along the length of the site with varying overhead natural lighting conditions.  The owner's collection coupled with architectural salvage generate an eclectic and rich interior which is hinted at with small flourishes of detail on the outside.  The garden is planted with wildflowers, climbing plants and dotted with salvaged granite from the demolitions to create a private imagined garden ruin to the rear of the house.

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