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Swanbrook House 

Donnybrook, Co. Dublin

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Refurbishment of a protected structure

The project consisted of repair and reinstatement works to a substantial listed mid-19th Century house on the outskirts of Donnybrook village for a private client. Originally constructed circa 1820 as a private dwelling house, the building was later incorporated into the adjacent Bloomfield Sanitarium facilities operated by the Friendly Society (Quakers) and subsequently re purposed as administration offices.


The building was a retained element of the adjacent Edward Square Development, however works had not yet commenced when the economy collapse in 2009. The building was abandoned and fell into dilapidation.

The client brief consisted of conversion of the building into a new single family home, with 5 bedrooms and guest suite. A particular design issue was the necessity to reverse the formal entrance to the Bloomfield Avenue side which involved formation of new entrances and reception facade in an extremely limited area. works entailed the removal of recent inappropriate or unsuitable interventions, and reconstruction of internal elements of the building including clearly modern extensions and interventions in a sympathetic manner fulfilling the client brief.

Client       Pat O’Neill & Madeleine Sheridan

Year         2011-2014

Value       > € 1 M

Scale       600 Sq. m.

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