This is a period town house and garden dating from the 1850s and is located on the principal, tree-lined avenue of Appian Way, Dublin.
The project involved a complete conservation refurbishment and remodeling of the house along with a new minimal contemporary extension and staircase intervention at the basement level, new landscaping design to the rear and front gardens.
The basement living areas open expansively to the exotic planted garden and pond in a seamless change of place and material creating long vistas from every room at this level and from every stair landing above at all levels. The main upper rooms and period fabric features of fireplaces, windows and plasterwork were conserved to the highest standards while brickwork and stone work was re-pointed in lime mortar and restored.
The house has been finished to an exceptionally high standard of detail both internally and externally, including finishes such as hardwood walnut flooring, Turkish honed limestone, slate, granite stone walling and granite paving.
The quiet garden is a complimentary tapestry of evergreen New Zealand plants with a south facing stepped terrace and lawn.
The Irish Times:
“The minimalist pared back philosophy of this Dublin 6 home designed by architect John Feely is an exercise in restraint ..making use of natural light throughout the day”