Dunbo Hill, Howth Bespoke Home A new planning permit was obtained that demolished large parts of the existing structure and extended this by a significant area that maximised the number of rooms with views whilst not neglecting the southern light. It is laid out over three levels with 6 en-suite double bedrooms and a range of living areas. The proposed solution was to locate the main living area on the upper ground floor from front to back, thereby giving elevated views over the harbour whilst at the same time relating to the southern / entry aspect. The harbour was almost physically brought into the living areas through the use of glass balustrades and extensive opening glass walls. The main bedrooms are located on the lower ground and first floors with informal living areas and playrooms on the lower ground floor to relate to the garden. The entire is linked by a 3 storey glass stair that allows light down through the building.
Hardrock Hotel, Dublin Hotels & Hospitality With the drive to present a 5 star product within the environs of city centre Dublin situation, we delved into the key inspiration pieces from the area; Copper Alley, the historicity of the existing building, the international acclaim of the Irish rock scene to name but a few. From these inspiration came the interior design approach. The 120 bedrooms come in a variety of open and close bathroom schemes with all materials and textures complementing to offer luxury, comfort and visual appeal with the most up to date hotel bedroom conveniences.
Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge Douglas Wallace Consultants were delighted to be invited by Ireland’s largest hotel operator, Dalata Hotel Group, to design and deliver the remodelling, renovation and rebranding of the bars, restaurants and meeting facilities of the Clayton Hotel. The icing on the cake for Douglas Wallace Consultants was the design of a new penthouse level on the fifth floor of the existing building, delivering 44 new executive rooms, including 2 executive suites.
Farmhouse Restoration, Kildare Douglas Wallace brought skill and knowledge and along with our clients’ empathy allowed us to work with these buildings to expose the architectural elements of importance wherever possible. Evaluating the various historical elements such as window sills, gate posts, granite chimneys, brick and stone arches were critical to the process and added to the final result not only creating theatre, but also creating three amazing homes full of character and charm. We were invited by our client to carry out the restoration of this magnificent farmhouse and outbuildings set in the rural countryside of Co. Kildare. Our client had a young family of four and always aspired in moving to the countryside and this property on 46 acres came on the market in 1996. The property was marketed with a land only value with no value associated with the buildings themselves as they were seen as a financial liability by the vendor.
Eirene, Killiney The existing house was built in 1873 to the design of Sir Thomas Deane and is a Protected Structure that is also located within the Killiney Architectural Conservation Area. It sits on a significantly sloping site, of more than a hectare overlooking Killiney bay. The design is romantic / picturesque and the accommodation was comprised of little rooms, a single bathroom and was laid out on an ‘upstairs / downstairs’ model befitting the time. The electrical and plumbing services dated from the 1930’s and the building envelope was in a state of disrepair.
Espa, Riga Level 1 creates a relaxed ambience defined by a flowing water-wall, illuminated amber tiling and a glowing fireplace. Features include an 18m pool, vitality pool, experience showers, rock sauna, organically shaped steam room, sanarium and poolside bar.
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