RE-organisation & reNOVATION, Sutton

South Hill is a small enclave of dormer bungalows, constructed in the 1980s with spectacular views south over Dublin Bay, the City itself & the Dublin & Wicklow mountains beyond. The project called for a wholesale re-organisation of the existing house which was already quite large, to provide suitable accommodation for a family of 5 and take advantage of the wonderful views & orientation.

Re-working the approach, entrance, hallway and stairs to first floor, the house was re-ordered with the more private bedroom areas to the left, and the more social living areas to the right. The main move here was to open up the ground floor ceiling above the new living area to create a high vaulted ceiling over, with a large bespoke rooflight flooding the space below with natural light, while at the same time, forming a mezzanine study area above, which now enjoyed views of the Bay through the panoramic skylight.

The master bedroom is also equipped with a large new box-dormer to capture the views, and the kitchen arranged around a large island with doors to the patio on one side and a long eye-level window above the work-surface forming a new connection between the interior spaces and the re-landscaped lush gardens that slope away to the rear.