A tiny new addition has made a big impact on a terraced home in North Dublin. Stephen Kavanagh Architects designed Copeland Grove, a sun-soaked home refurbishment and extension that connects to an existing garden. Formerly a leaky kitchen extension, the new timber-and-glass structure provides transformative panoramic views and greatly increases thermal comfort.



Copeland Grove by Stephen Kavanagh Architects, charred timber house extension, modern house extension, Copeland Grove in Dublin, timber and glass house box,

Copeland Grove by Stephen Kavanagh Architects, charred timber house extension, modern house extension, Copeland Grove in Dublin, timber and glass house box,

Lighting was key in the design of the 24-square-meter timber extension. Full-height glazing and a skylight increase solar heat gain and let in abundant natural light. At night, concealed LED strips and pendant lighting provide enough illumination without the need for visible lamps, thus reducing visual clutter.

Copeland Grove by Stephen Kavanagh Architects, charred timber house extension, modern house extension, Copeland Grove in Dublin, timber and glass house box,

Copeland Grove by Stephen Kavanagh Architects, charred timber house extension, modern house extension, Copeland Grove in Dublin, timber and glass house box,

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Charred timber wraps around the timber-framed building to complement and contrast with the main home’s white facade. The interior also features timber in the exposed wooden beams and choice of furnishings. Light-colored tiled floors and walls reflect light and contribute to the extension’s light and spacious appearance. The project cost £110,000 for construction and took 14 weeks to build.

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Copeland Grove by Stephen Kavanagh Architects, charred timber house extension, modern house extension, Copeland Grove in Dublin, timber and glass house box,

Copeland Grove by Stephen Kavanagh Architects, charred timber house extension, modern house extension, Copeland Grove in Dublin, timber and glass house box,

Copeland Grove by Stephen Kavanagh Architects, charred timber house extension, modern house extension, Copeland Grove in Dublin, timber and glass house box,