Construction works have started on Drimnagh Residence and we are very excited!!

The brief for this project was to design a house for a young expanding family with a separate apartment with its own side entrance.

The challenge was to connect two living spaces that could also work well as one unit. It was a tricky task as we had to incorporate two functional living spaces into a relatively small house. The new design needs to be multifunctional and also fully adaptable in the future.

The idea behind the concept for this project was to create a space within space.

The proposed design consists of a living space for a young family and a separate apartment.  We have designed a double sided kitchen that would serve as a central focal point of the design. Two separate living areas are interconnected by series of entrances that can be opened or closed based on the need.


Front facade of the Drimnagh residence waiting for her makeover to begin.


Front entrance to Drimnagh Residence before the construction started


Below image shows the side entrance to an old extension that served as a utility room. We are rebuilding the boundary wall and renovating the entrance into a side entrance for the apartment.


Existing side entrance before construction


The kitchen is the focal point of the proposed design. The existing kitchen below had a limited natural light coming in and a small window with a view into the corridor.


The original kitchen
The original kitchen


The garage area will be completely transformed into an apartment bedroom area.


Existing garage to be transformed into a bedroom
Existing garage to be transformed into a bedroom


The original shed adjacent to the house had to go in order to provide a space needed for the new extension. Bye-bye shed, we will not miss you.


View from the side entrance onto the existing garden shed
View from the side entrance onto the existing garden shed



Finally!! The demolition plans are being carefully reviewed and inspected. Oh, a lot of red colour is popping up and, therefore, some walls will need to be demolished. New exciting changes are on the horizon.


Demolition plans are ready


Neighbours boundary wall demolished


Demolition works in progress
Interior demolition works in progress


1st Floor Bathroom being stripped out



Demolition is moving quickly and the changes are more and more prevalent. The new boundary wall is up, the construction of the extension begun and the exterior shell of the house was completed.


New boundary wall


The construction of the new extension begun


New external walls are up


Walls for the new extension are completed


We will keep you posted on a further progress as the time goes on.