Mount Prospect - Open House Dublin 2022
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Mount Prospect

Architectural Farm
75 Mount Prospect Ave, Clontarf, Dublin 3, D03 DC56
2pm – 2.30pm
2.30pm – 3pm
3pm – 3.30pm
3.30pm – 4pm
4pm – 4.30pm
4.30pm – 5pm
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View of the rear of the house showing new frame providing solar shading to the living spaces View of the two-storey structure addressing the ’forgotten courtyard’. View of the re-imagined dining area with white walls and large glass window at the back.

Renovation and extension of a 1930’s semi detached house in Dublin’s northern suburbs. Over the years the original house had some poorly considered additions and alterations which resulted in a large house with some odd shapes and underutilised spaces both internally and externally and with poor connections to the south facing garden and a forgotten courtyard. The internal spaces also had issues with the overheating of the south facing rear living spaces and obscured views of the Dublin mountains from the first-floor bedrooms.
The new additions sought to introduce a new order to the rear of the house, create new relationships with the courtyard and patio spaces while also improving the owner’s enjoyment of the rear living spaces by controlling solar gain. The response consisted of the introduction of a deep cast in-situ concrete frame. The new frame wrapped around both the existing ground floor extension and a new 10sqm two storey tower. The depth of the new structure gives a sense of protection and permanence while also preventing the living spaces from overheating in the summer. The new structure is complemented using timber paneling and windows and by the new landscaping meandering through the columns from courtyard to patio.
The renovation works consisted of improving the thermal performance of the walls, floors and glazing and the installation of a renewable heating system. A pitched roof was removed from the existing single storey rear extension to allow for allow light to penetrate into the small existing courtyard and also allowed a large picture window/window seat to be installed in the first-floor master bedroom to maximise views of the mature trees and the Dublin mountains to the south


Accessibility Information

1930 house with existing split level floor plan, access is a challenging for wheelchair and people with reduced mobility


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© Architectural Farm

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