The original house had received various incremental additions over the years resulting in sprawling elevations to both the front and rear of the property. The new proposals stripped all of these away and restored the house back to its original symmetrical proportions.
Rebuilt on the site of the old extensions is a new freestanding pavilion attached back to the main house by a two storey glazed link. This provides three levels of additional space amounting to over 2,500 sq ft. A basement houses a gym, home theatre and office. A ground floor provides the kitchen, dining area and a TV snug. An upper level, consisting of the master bedroom with en-suite and dressing areas, is accessed from the main body of the house via a bridge cutting through the glazed link. A smaller extension sits on the other side of the main house with a double garage, an extension to the main drawing room and a terrace at the upper level. As it presents itself to the street the pavilion has a restrained brick and tile material palette.
Facing the garden, the rear is predominately glazed with oak rainscreens that clad the masonry. A large sliding glazed screen, almost 8m wide by 3m high, opens up the entire length of the kitchen onto a yorkstone terrace. The oak flooring to the interior continues throughout the ground floor of the existing house tying new and existing together. A new entrance hall was created in the existing house with formal reception rooms arranged off it.
Completion December 2009. Contract Period 80 weeks.
Dermot Crean, owner: "Martyn combines amazing design vision with tireless practicality and resourcefulness which together with his enthusiastic, cheerful manner made a huge difference to our project. He undoubtedly added significant value to our property but also made the process a very memorable life experience. We would have no hesitation in strongly recommending him."