A house, coach house & garden - Open House Dublin 2024

A house, coach house & garden

3A Brookfield Terrace, Newtown Blackrock, Blackrock, County Dublin

Dates & Times
  • Saturday 14th October:
  • Open from 2:00 pm – to 5:00 pm
Tour type
  • Building Tour

Culligan Architects

Visit A house, coach house & garden by Culligan Architects.

The layout of the site is defined by the idea of creating a series of garden spaces to the front, middle and rear. These planted outdoor gardens and courtyards are positioned in such a way that creates a composition of differing spaces, allowing light in and views out from each room within the house.

The existing coach house, an historic structure, was maintained as a separate entity acknowledging its existence as a standalone building. An external courtyard which takes advantage of the irregular geometry of the site constraints was created between the existing coach house and the new house.

The house makes the most of its orientation, windows and glazed doors are carefully positioned to ensure that the interior spaces reflect the changing light and seasons. Light entering the living room, to the rear of the house in particular, cast dramatic shadows across the internal brick walls as it passes through the rhythmical vertical timbers fins along the clerestory glazing. The house, both externally and internally, uses a restrained material palette and differing textures to create a rich environment within the home.

Winner of the RIAI 2020 Irish Architecture Awards for Best House and shortlisted for the Architectural Review home of the year awards 2023 and the Archdaily Building of the year Awards 2023.

A house, coach house & garden will be open to visitors from 2pm to 5pm. No bookings needed.

Meeting point: No. 3A Brookfield Terrace, Rear of Prince Edward Terrace,
Blackrock, Co. Dublin. A94 PF72

Accessibility Information
As it’s a residential house there are some changes in levels both inside and outside that may make it difficult for wheelchair users or people with restricted mobility.

Assistance Dogs welcome.

Photography Credit
© Fionn McCann




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