Extension and Renovation of an existing Mews House on Raglan Lane in Ballsbridge by Fergus Flanagan Architects.
The site was very constrained so every details counted. The existing house suffered due to a lack of light, storage and flow. The mews offered an opportunity to utilise the garden as an entertaining
space. Right from the start we thought about how you entered this home. We had to provide one car parking space so we decided to maximise the initial entrance courtyard. Firstly by building over it and then to maximise the usage by creating smart storage solutions.
We partially covered the courtyard to ensure that we had sufficient light to the front of the ground floor. We created an open plan ground floor kitchen dining living and opened the home to the rear garden. The kitchen is given an urban feel with the use of dark wood and brick wall finish.
The enclosed rear garden is an urban surprise. We have a feature detached covered outdoor living area. This covered lounge offers our clients the ability of having an extra living space outside regardless of the weather. The space houses an external fireplace and an external kitchen complete with fridge, sink and a built in BBQ. This is the way we should design homes in Ireland given our climate. This means that you can enjoy the outdoors regardless of the rain and even permits you to have permanent external furniture. The fire addresses the cold climate we have, ensuring that
you can start your summers earlier and end them later. The fire also sets an ambiance with the natural smells of burning peat or even the crackling of wood as it burns enhancing your enjoyment of the space.
The end result is a uniquely beautiful home in the centre of the city with an oasis in their back garden.
Kitchen by Noel Dempsey Kitchens
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