Wicklow Residence…almost photoshoot time!

We are busy getting ready for the photoshoot in the Wicklow project now that all the hard work is almost done…just our styling left to do… which is of course the most exciting part!

Check out a sneak peak of the newly finished exterior. Interior pics coming soon….

Front Elevation
Rear Elevation


Wicklow Residence … coming along nicely!

Works on site at Wicklow Residence are going well. After my site visit today, I was able to see all of the windows fitted as well as all of the plaster board up. It really helps to give a good impression of the feeling of space in the house. Some slabbing has started too, so nearly ready for the finished and joinery to go in. The oak stairs has been fit in place so ladders to the first floor are no more! Watch this space to see the beautiful tiling and joinery unfold!

A new shed has been built in the garden providing a second sink and some much needed storage
The extension area housing the dining table has a flat roof and contains tall windows to emphasise the stunning surroundings
Oak staircase linking the two levels. Glass panels will be fitted to the stairs so that the original stone wall can be seen from the kitchen


Wicklow Residence – Most recent images

This cottage extension and redesign is coming on well. All of the main construction work is now complete and the underfloor heating and screed have been laid. We have been busy finalising the joinery and finishes specification for the next stage of the project. A key detail of ours was to retain the original stone wall within the new extension as much as possible. Not all of it is in great condition but we wanted to create a feature along the stairs. The stone wall was the original back wall of the property and references the age of the original structure. The new extension will contrast well against the old fabric and offer a strong visual distinction.

The stairs is going to house some much needed storage… invisible within the main space. And my favourite element – fire rated glass is going to be fitted to the stair string to the ceiling so that the client can appreciate the stone wall from the main kitchen and living space.

The combination of old and new materials can have striking effects. The original cottage was brimming with character so it was really important to us to maintain as much of that as possible.

Photos to date: Work in Progress

Laying the pipework for the underfloor heating
Original stone wall that we are retaining
Pouring the screed
Wicklow Residence – Before and Initial During pics

Aside from all of the Supergarden stuff that I have been working on lately, the KLD team have been super busy working on a variety of other design projects. One of these is the re-design and extension of an existing stone cottage located in Wicklow. Collaberating with Renova, we have designed a new extension for the small property and completely reconfigured the interior spatial layout. Renova are busy carrying out building works and it is already starting to take shape…. I was very excited to step onto the building site last week and take in all of the changes that have already taken place!

So far the foundations, and structural elements have been implemented. We now have the new shell of the house intact… minus a roof, stairs and partitions that is! I will keep you updated… but for now I am feeling very excited!


The existing kitchen was small without a lot of natural light. The new design provides the client with an open plan space full of natural light
The old extension was poorly constructed and outdated. By demolishing it, we are able to create a much better space.


We will keep the original stonework visible in the new extension and make a feature out of it.
The new extension will have a contrasting smooth render finish lining up with the old stone work.