The new house was designed to maximize the qualities of the site and accommodation in the brief while retaining the single storey street frontage. We raised the ground floor by 1.2m to exploit panoramic views over Dublin Bay from the upper level. Kitchen and dining are to the south with a loggia for shelter and privacy. To the rear a large living room and roof terrace look north towards Howth.
On the lower level to the south we cut out a sunken court so that the 6 cell bedrooms, based on Le Corbusiers monastery at La Tourette, have privacy, light and fresh air. Although these bedrooms are small, the user has a variety of spatial environments elsewhere in the house to rest and play.This level stretches back to meet the slope of the site and holds the master bedroom and den on the north side. A main bathroom, plant and utility as well as a top lit TV room sit in the centre of the lower level.