belfast terrace extension

This is an infill extension to a Belfast terrace, completed in 2014.

‘Tardis’ was the name of the game – how to squeeze as much house and as much generosity of space, light and openness as possible into a wee Belfast terrace to accommodate a growing family.  Having the advantage of a small garden beyond the traditional rear yard (but which was unfortunately only accessible through the yard and therefore disconnected from the rest of the house), we were able to fill in the yard on two storeys and create a garden-embracing open plan living room/kitchen below, with a fourth bedroom/study and larger family bathroom above.  Think glazed bricks, industrial light fittings, polished concrete, exposed red brick, mid-century vintage furniture and 50 shades of white.

The house featured in Selfbuild Ireland Winter (2015) issue, and the full case study write-up (with costings and everything!) is featured online here.

It is also featured in 25 Beautiful Homes magazine (February 2017), see below – photos by Bradley Quinn.

Photographs below by Chris from Opposite Page.

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Below are some pictures (scanned from the sales brochure, so poor quality I’m afraid) of the house in 2012, before works were carried out – quite the transformation!