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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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natural garden design, traditional garden, stepping stones, lawns, perennial flowers, irish garden design

Hidden gem in Dalkey

Marriage of house and garden [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] One of our favourite projects is this lovely garden that required a gentle intervention to create a setting for the well composed architectural design. The property, a corner site, had an existing dwelling dating from the 1930s, but this was entirely updated and given a new but elegantly retrospective look by Robert Bourke architects with a terracotta tiled roofline echoing the original and neighbouring houses. To the main structure a pavilion was added with a similar pitched roof finished with...

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garden design, building, outdoor, room, designer, architect, designed, contemporary, shed

Ultimate garden room in Glenageary

Ultimate garden room in Glenageary, South Dublin [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] My wonderful clients for this garden in the lovely suburb of Glenageary, nestled to the south of Dublin, gave me the brief to create an ordered, yet colourful garden across the seasons. The emphasis is on repetition of a select few plants in the colour range purple to deep pink, blue and white, restraint being the order of the day. Furthermore, the brief was that the garden design should be in-keeping with the architecture of the house, which itself dates...

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