St. Catherine’s House In Dublin

View all 14 Photos

Creating a dialogue with clever details.

Tasked with renovating a brick house in Dublin and to design an extension, architect Ryan W. Kennihan decided to create aesthetic harmony between the two structures. To blur the line between the existing living spaces and the new, while creating a spatial dialogue throughout the interior. The St. Catherine’s house features clever details as well as a rich palette of textures and materials that connect different areas in creative ways. With a surgical approach, the studio cut through various openings in the existing redbrick terrace house to establish a link with the extension. As a result, the inhabitants have a clear view from the front living room through the rest of the house, the extension, and all the way to the garden.

The rear room, stripped of its initial plaster, now features exposed brick walls that reference the brick extension. Likewise, the front and back rooms of the old house now feature common details: painted timber windows and wood paneling. Concrete beams support the roof of the extension. One side of this living space has a flat top, while the other boasts a pitched roof. The latter also features a skylight and a clerestory window. Minimalist furniture and restrained interior design allow the character of the materials to shine through and enhance this refined living space. Photographs© Aisling McCoy.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

Take me there

  • A Beautiful Hotel in Oia Greece

    A 19th-century home transformed into an elegant hotel. Located on the gorgeous island of Santorini,…

  • 72 Hours in Oslo

    A complete Oslo travel guide to make a short trip to the city memorable. Founded…

  • Istoria Hotel

    A sophisticated retreat in Santorini, Greece. Built in eastern Santorini, away from the island’s popular…

  • The Olea Hotel

    An oasis of relaxation on a picturesque Greek island. Located on a hill on the…

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(217024)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(6178)
}
            
  • House 3000

    A bold design that becomes a landmark in a natural landscape. When architect Luís Rebelo…

  • Bornet House

    An old stone barn transformed into a modern mountain retreat. Featuring densely packed buildings, the…

  • East Lake House

    The ultimate lakeside weekend home. Located in Montauk, NY, this charming lakeside retreat celebrates nature…

  • Chestnut House

    A modern rustic house inspired by vernacular architecture. Designed and built by ValArch studio, Chestnut…

  • Entre Pinos

    Modern architecture, embedded in nature. Nestled in a forested area in Valle de Bravo, Mexico,…

  • The Shapeshifter House

    A sculptural gem that emerges from a desert landscape. Often, natural settings provide a source…

  • Two Pavilions

    Creating new spaces from 18th-century ruins and the banks of a lake. The owners of…

  • Spring Ranch

    A family retreat in a bucolic landscape. Some weekend houses provide a comfortable living space…

Close Cart