The 1930’s bungalow on a small site had previous been extended to form a bedroom, the design replicated the bay windows of the existing house but was not suitable for purpose. It was decided to demolish this and construct a storey and a half extension forming a main bedroom with en suite shower room, high level storage above and a child’s bedroom with mezzanine study area accessed via a built-in stair. The cantilevered portion of the mezzanine formed a covered external seated area for use in all weathers. The brief required that the new bedroom block should be contemporary design and not a pastiche as is often the case with interventions to older buildings. Many iterations of the design were submitted to the Planning Department prior to a formal submission for Planning Permission. The resulting form is in stark contrast to the existing bungalow and connects to the existing by a glazed link.

Location: Milverton, Church Road, Blackrock, Cork.

Client: Fiona Hickey

Role: Consultant Architect.

Completed: 2011