A Dilapidated Dublin Home Gets a Playful Addition With an Indoor Swing, Dwell, Mar. 18, 2022.
"We were dealing with a relatively small existing structure, but we wanted to create something that didn’t feel small," says Studio And’s Ciara McGonigal, a longtime friend of Brionna’s. "We wanted the extension to genuinely extend the space—so that as you step in, you get this feeling of expansiveness."
The rear extension has a pitched roof and double-glazed windows on all sides, which create an airiness and a feeling of being immersed in the outdoors. McGonigal custom designed the kitchen cabinetry and benches in an affordable birch ply, which is accented by colored formica on the countertop and table. The skirting, living room bookshelves, and upstairs door trim also are in birch ply. A brick plinth at the base of the remodeled fireplace serves as a bed for the family terrier, Brun.