Patrick & Gemma’s site was part of a cluster development in South County Dublin. For their brief, Gemma showed me a picture of the front of a house in a magazine. This 5 bedroom house although it has a large square footprint is designed so that every roof has natural daylight flooding in from two directions. It is a One and a Half Storey U shaped house with one leg of the U built with a lean-to-roof giving a raised collar to the ceiling over the large kitchen / dining. The centre portion of the U is filled in with a Single Storey which has a Cathedral roof over a cosy family room.
The design and suggested finish ensured an easy passage through the planning process.