• Contractor: Kelly Homes, Levitstown, Co. Kildare
  • Cost: € 1,350 / m2
  • Completion: Winter 2018

The project comprised the refurbishment and extension of a complex comprising a 19th century farmhouse and associated outbuildings. The property had miscellaneous extensions over the 20th century but was dilapidated and becoming derelict. On completion the house had 380 m2 of accommodation.

Our client, who had mobility issues following an accident, wanted a wheelchair-friendly home but one that was more about accessibility not disability. The main house needed spacious circulation and bathroom areas. One of the outbuildings was converted to a double garage with direct access to the house. Another outbuilding was developed as a gym, as the client is a keen sportswoman.

The polished concrete floors were installed with a tolerance of 1mm across the house and the kitchen was designed around having different levels of work surface with easy access to all appliances.