About the project
This was a large extension and renovation to an existing dwelling. It entailed adding a kitchen, living, dining, utility and playroom on the ground floor. On the first floor we added two bedrooms, one of these being ensuite. What made this project difficult is the level of demolition required. We had to remove the entire rear of the existing dwelling leaving the first floor wall in place. As you can see by this project we are used to working with challenging projects.
This project comprised of a split level construction. The lower tier incorporated a ground floor bedroom with en suite and a sitting room which was vaulted. A large apex window standing 4 meters high, allows the clients to enjoy the wonderful views of Killarney. From the sitting room an oak stairs with glass handrails leads up to the first floor which incorporates a gym area.
A link porch area surrounded by full height glazing joins the two separate areas of the house.
The upper level comprises of a kitchen, living and dining area. There is a utility, boot room and ground floor bathroom off the kitchen area. From the link corridor, a stairs leads you up to the first floor which has 3 large bedrooms, one of these being the master bedroom. All these bedrooms incorporate an ensuite.
The lower level is completed with a sandstone finish. The link corridor has a sandstone finish with parapet walls capping the flat roof, finished with glass handrails. The upper level was completed using a tegral, Cedral cladding with hidden gutters. The roof was finished with natural slate. There are five dormer windows on this level, which had a zinc finish. The external lawns were finished with astroturf.
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