This project involves the extension of a 1970’s bungalow which has reached the end of its useful life expectancy and requires significant upgrading and the addition of accommodation to meet the contemporary requirements of a family home.
The proposals involve minor internal interventions and a rear extension at ground floor level to provide extra living space to the property and the partial first floor extension of the property to provide sleeping accommodation and a new detached garage.
The ground floor proposals largely maintain the orientation of the functions of the house, but through considered internal
re-planning and some minor extensions allows for the better utilisation of the ground floor area and bring it into
line with the contemporary requirements for a family home and to take advantage of the sites orientation. The extension
at ground floor contains a dining, living and kitchen area as part of a redesigned open plan family area in the house
and also a small utility room extension. It is also proposed to demolish the existing garage and relocate this to the
north of the site, to allow the living spaces, both internal and external, make the best use of the site orientation.
The ground floor now extends into the garden and blurs the lines between the interior and exterior so that the family
can enjoy the benefits of both.
The first floor extension includes a master bedroom, en-suite and walk-in-robe area to act as a master suite for the house. This has been located in a position to maximise separation distances to the adjoining housing and therefore minimise any impact on these properties.
The design proposals are contemporary in nature and utilise high-quality traditional materials, in a contemporary manner, to provide a quality external finish. The selected finishes complement the existing house and the adjoining building stock. The house is located in a significant position in Tramore and the contemporary design allows the extended property to provide a more significant and suitable bookend to the street and area in which it is located.