Clontarf Road - Open House Dublin 2022
Building Tour

Clontarf Road

353 Clontarf Rd, Clontarf, Dublin 3, D03 XF58
Tours every 30 minutes from 10am – 2pm (last tour starts at 1.30pm)
part of white house wall partially covered by concrete wall and foliage House entrance with red bricks and wooden door Large window in a  living room overlooking the bay

The owner bought this house because sea-swimming is her passion and it’s beside the Wooden Bridge and overlooks Bull Island. She wanted the house to take advantage of its fantastic views of Dublin Bay and to serve as a post-swim retreat for her and her friends. The typical 3-bed semi arrangement of the original house frustratingly ignored the spectacular panorama that is – almost literally – on its door-step. That needed to be fixed. The architects looked at how the adjacent road junction forms an oblique angle, how the group of houses crank as they turn the corner and how they use bay windows to draw in views of the bridge and island opposite. The bay form was pulled apart to develop a new connection between 353 and its context, using materials and textures synonymous with the Wooden Bridge and Bull Island.

Tours every 30 minutes. Last tour starts at 1.30pm. No booking required.

Accessibility Information

There is a large paved front driveway for people to congregate in before the tour, and where the introduction to the tour will begin. Internally, up two shallow steps, part of the tour will take place in the open-plan kitchen / living dining space, and outside on the patio to the rear. The final part of the tour will take place upstairs (up a relatively steep and narrow – domestic – staircase) on an external roof-terrace.


Photography Credit
© Richard Hatch

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