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San Elmo Lodge

An architectural gem tucked into the Dalkey coastline [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] The house, around which we have created the garden, is a special one architecturally having been designed and created by Tom de Paor whom the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) described in 2017, when he was awarded a fellowship, as the ‘leading Irish architect of his generation’. Nearly 17 years since its construction, this impressive work of art continues to stand tall, and continues to refuse to look dated in any way. Described by the...

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Views from the patio to the seating area

Make your own statement in Dublin suburbs

Strong statement of form and function [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] We came into this project by referral from the architect, with whom we had previously worked, who had been kind enough to recommend us to the client.  Our architect friend had recently designed the significant upgrade of the house in terms of its scale and features, including a large turret that now forms a striking feature in the central portion of the house and which elegantly unifies the building design. The existing garden was quite mature and included...

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Secluded garden in Killiney, Dublin

Secluded garden in Killiney, South Dublin [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] Garden design brief We were engaged to provide a garden design to complement a recently completed attractive house finished in an art deco style.  The property is situated very close to the sea (in fact the front leads directly onto the beach) so, although the garden is located on the sheltered, front, side of the house, salty winds are a likely and frequent occurrence.  This necessitated the selection of certain species that would be tolerant of changeable conditions. We were...

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