Part Single Part Two Storey Courtyard Extension To A Victorian Terraced House

Location: Dunlaoghaire South County Dublin

Status:Pre Planning


The brief was to provide for new family living space and a bedroom and bathroom to a two storey terraced dwelling with an existing two storey return on a tight site orientated North West to South East with rear access onto a laneway.

The original two storey return is to be demolished due to it’s structural condition and a new L shaped part two storey part single storey extension built to replace the existing, containing an open plan kitchen, dining and living area on the ground floor with a new bedroom come study and bathroom on the first floor, reusing the existing levels of both the original return and the rear terrace which opens off the main reception rooms located at the entrance level.

The L shape form wraps around the existing terrace allowing East, South and West light into the new extension and the existing reception rooms and opens out on all sides to both the higher level courtyard and the reconfigured rear garden which leads to the new concealed carport and store.

The new extension is designed so as not to impact negatively on the existing house and is constructed of a steel frame clad in timber and connected to the existing house at first floor level with a rooflit frameless glazed link.

The floor to ceiling glazing on all sides, roof lights, higher floor to ceiling height in the new living area, internal floor surfaces continued flush externally and the view from the main entrance through the new addition to the garden all contribute to creating a sense of spaciousness and transparency.

Floor Area of the Existing House:114 M2
Floor Area of the new Extension:19 M2
Total Floor Area of the House:133 M2
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