The clients in this instance were a mother and her daughter.  The brief was to demolish the existing dormer bungalow and replace it with two new family homes.


The budget was modest for the brief with an initial design budget of €500,000 for the two houses.


The new design was informed by the site constraints and the clients brief for two houses that appeared the same but were to be completely different. The mother’s plan was designed for an older couple, with an emphasis on accessibility and usability. While the daughter’s plan was designed to maximise sea views to the front of the site leading to a reversal of a traditional layout, with living upstairs and sleeping downstairs.