1968 - 1970 (extended 1996,1998)
Golf Road, Foxrock, Co. Dublin
Dr. Ronald Tallon
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This simple steel and glass house was designed in 1969 and was awarded the Housing Medal of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. The building is designed as a single span structure, giving clear uninterrupted spaces 12m wide. The gables were closed with concrete brickwork and the entire house was glazed to the north and south with continuous sliding glass panels, set back 1.2m to create a continuous terrace on both sides of the house.
The view to the north is over a golf course and the south view is to the Dublin Mountains. Elegantly raised above the ground, the interior spaces seem very much part of the landscaping, the Iroko decks gently connecting the terraces to the lawns.
In the late nineteen nineties, a studio was added to the west gable of the house, which opened up the west garden to view. The new studio follows the original detail in all respects with Iroko terrace and sliding aluminum framed windows.