Conservation Dublin

Pembroke cottage extension and refurb

I collaborated with DUA on this domestic extension.

Our role and deliverables

We guided this domestic refurb & extension through: Design, feasibility, conservation and planning process. Current project status: planning granted 2019

Zoning: The Pembroke Cottages in Booterstown are located within an Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) History: The construction of the Pembroke Cottages by the estate can be contextualised within the spirit of philanthropy, which, for a period towards the end of the nineteenth century, permeated social discourse within certain sections of the urban landed gentry. Current condition: It is our understanding that a considerable amount of the internal fabric; joinery and plasterwork is non-original. It is also our understanding that only the external facades, chimney, roof, front windows and internal floors are undisturbed and original

 Design Philosophy: The conservation of a building is best achieved by the continued use of the building to ensure its regular maintenance and up- keep. The use of this protected structure as a single family dwelling is a positive development for this architectural heritage.

The Proposed: The proposed extension will consist of the construction of a 75.4m2 single storey extension to
the rear of the original cottage. The extension is to contain 2 new bedrooms, a family bathroom, a new living room, a new study and a new wc. The proposed extension has been designed in a sympathetic manner towards the existing structure with the purpose on enhancing the overall building creating a dwelling which is more in line with modern family living. The extension cannot be seen from the street, as the local vernacular and overall integration has been a very important consideration.