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Shandon Park


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.

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