de Siún Architects were commissioned to design a small north-facing House extension to a Victorian terrace for a private client in Phibsborough. The simple palette of polished concrete, timber and glass left textured backdrop for the client's mid-century furniture to occupy, making an extremely homely and bright family space.
This project featured in several magazines, including The Sunday Times, Real Homes UK, and House & Home, and was listed as one of the top 10 Real Homes visited on that website in 2017
The house is located in a north Dublin suburb with tree-lined streets of red-brick Victorian terraced houses. The owners enjoyment of the dining area was hampered by the lack of light to the rear of the house where a galley kitchen with small windows looked onto a north facing garden.
The design proposal introduces a single storey extension with triple glazed sliding doors and rooflightd drawing light deep into the heart of the home. The original house has attractive features such as a terrazzo entrance porch, dark stained timber floors and handrails, and brightly coloured stained glass illuminating the darker core of the house. Building on this colour palette we developed a complementary selection of materials and finishes for the new extension - polished concrete floors echo the terrazzo; dark timber protect areas of wear in the kitchen and coloured glass is used as a countertop splashback. Working closely with the different suppliers involved in the project, we produced a bespoke and unique finish in accordance with the client's budget.