Coast Road, Blackrock

 

The site, which enjoys magnificent east facing views over Dundalk Bay towards the Cooley Mountains is accessed off the main Blackrock to Dundalk Road.  The design of this dramatic house evolves from the duality of the site, dramatic views to the east and the sheltered sunny aspect to the west.  The project concept was to facilitate open plan family living on the ground floor with equal access to both views and the path of the sun without compromising on privacy.   The bedrooms at the first floor level are designed around the east west axis of the house and arranged around the stair with a feature roof light above.

 

The use of natural materials and the careful manipulation of the buildings massing and volume ensures that the house integrates very well in its mature residential context while being confident enough to project a contemporary architectural approach.

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