A red-brick detached house in Rathfarnham has been opened up on all sides to let in natural light and the spectacular views of the Dublin Mountains. A single-storey extension was added to the rear to provide an open-plan living space, and the main entrance was moved from the front corner to a more commanding central position, connecting with the stairwell and the golf course views beyond. The stairwell itself was entirely refurbished, and opened up into the living space to create a dramatic vertical void. The remainder of the house was redecorated, while the back garden was landscaped to provide an outdoor living space.

The true beauty of this project is that it highlights what architects can do to typical Dublin homes, even when their owners think they are beyond saving – Linda Daly, The Sunday Times

About the Architects

Joe Fallon Design are a Design Led Architecture Practice Based in Dublin.

We are a multi-disciplinary team of architects and architectural technologists who, together with our team of consultant engineers, quantity surveyors and health and safety professionals, offer a complete service ranging from initial assessment and conceptual drawings, through planning applications, to construction monitoring and final certification. With over 25 years experience within the construction industry, the bulk of our work involves designing extensions, one-off houses, renovations and a growing amount of commercial work.

We design energy-efficient buildings with strong emphasis on natural light, at a cost that is reasonable, using builders that are respectful of other people’s homes for the duration of the build.

Our design style incorporates plenty of glazing, throwing light into previously darkened corners and creating bright, spacious light-filled spaces that adapt to our modern, dynamic way of life. We believe in going the extra mile, listening carefully to clients’ wishes, and understanding that this will likely be one of the biggest upheavals they will ever undertake. We thoroughly love what we do, and seeing the finished project excites us every time.

Most recently, we were nominated as a finalist in two categories in the 2019 Irish Construction Industry Awards, for Architectural Practice of the Year and Small Residential Project of the Year.

Services Provided

3D Rendering, Accessible Design, Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Bathroom Design, Boot Room Design, Building Conservation, Building Design, Eco Homes, Floor Plans, Garage Design, Garden Plans, Home Renovation, House Extensions, House Plans, House Restoration, Kitchen Design, Pantry Design, Project Management, Site Preparation, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Utility Room Design, Kitchen Renovation, New Home Construction

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