Client – Private
Value – Not Disclosed
Architect – Karen Brownlee
Description – Extension and Renovation of Period Residence
Things SmartBuild achieved on this project
Ard Caein is a fine and imposing red brick Edwardian villa on a complex plan incorporating numerous gables, advanced and projecting bays, canted bay windows and oriel windows. The house is of considerable social and historic interest as one of the last houses built on this scale in the locality of Naas before the ‘Troubles’ in the early 1920s. The house is constructed entirely of early mass-produced red brick and is finely detailed to include features such as profiled stringcourses, roof parapets and timber framing to gables.The brief for this project was to restore, modify and extend the original house, a protected structure, opening it to the gardens, whilst conserving its architectural features and character. Outhouses within the existing garden walls were removed and a new brick wall was inserted gently forming a new garden space, housing kitchen, pantry and snug.