BALLINTEER I - SIDE GARDEN DEVELOPMENT
DATA AND CREDITS
CLIENT - PRIVATE
LOCATION - BALLINTEER, DUBLIN 16
HOUSE - MODIFICATIONS TO EXISTING DWELLING, SUBDIVISION OF SITE & CONSTRUCTION OF NEW TWO BEDROOM HOUSE AS SIDE GARDEN DEVELOPMENT
ON-SITE: JANUARY - JUNE 2016
CIVIC / STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: EIRENG CONSULTING ENGINEERS
MAIN CONTRACTOR: AMAZON DEVELOPMENTS
KITCHEN: THOMAS KITCHEN KRAFT
BER / ENERGY CONSULTANTS: 2EVA (MARK SHIRLEY)
STATUS - COMPLETED
"BEFORE / PROGRESS ON SITE IMAGES"
Ballinteer I is located in a highly residential area and the original semi-detached property was constructed in the 1970's. The existing property was a semi-detached two storey dwelling with three bedrooms, with a single storey extension to the side and rear. The property sits on a corner site within a quiet cul-de-sac in a strong settled community. The design brief was to ascertain if it would be possible to construct a new side garden development for the current owners. Given the site constraints, and in order to facilitate the project, the brief also required the reconfiguration of the existing property.
The later single storey extension element to the side of the original dwelling was demolished, in order to facilitate the subdivision of the site, and construction of a new two bedroom (two storey with converted attic for storage space) in the side garden, with the long term intention that the current owners downsize to the new, smaller dwelling.
The entrance to the new dwelling is located on the side elevation, maximizing privacy but also addressing the estate cul-de-sac. The line of the lean-to porch which is a feature of the area on the front is also picked up by a step out at ground level, with a flat roof. To the rear, a large kitchen / dining area is located, with large feature sliding doors opening out to extend the kitchen / dining area into the garden.
The main entrance hall is located within the centre of the plan, with a downstairs WC located below the main staircase.
At first floor level, the main bathroom is situated, with two no bedrooms in total. Finally the attic level will form a secondary living / home office area with ample roof lights ensuring that plenty of natural light will punctuate the space.
The design is such that it respects the ridge-lines, and plot lines of the existing dwellings, while aiming to create a dual aspect house, with both the front and side elevation addressing the main estate road, and also the cul-de-sac.
Energy efficiency is also a focal point throughout the design, with the aim of achieving an A3-rated BER.