Carrickmagrath

This dwelling is situated in an rural-urban settlement in Co. Donegal built in the early 2000’s. It is one of 5 other identical large detached dwellings constructed as a small development designed with little architectural merit dismissing any orientation and views out.

The kitchen extension to the rear took form as a single storey block with a wrap glazed roof pouring light into what was previously a dark room. The rear spine is constructed in brickwork to add texture and materiality to the dwelling. A large glazed external sliding pocket door has also been added providing full head height views from the dining area.

Another major change was at the entrance providing an external canopy to protect the homeowners and guests from the Irish weather. The concrete roof tiles were also removed and replaced in situ with a grey zinc roof which adds contemporary aesthetics.

The overall improvements to this dwelling has improved the functionality and living standards of the owners.