Planning permission received for works to a protected structure at Ardenza Terrace, Monkstown.

10th July 2010

Planning permission has been obtained by Urban Architecture for internal alterations, refurbishment and the extension of a house at Ardenza Terrace, Monkstown. The building is a protected structure, built in the 1850s and retains many of the original historic features, including sliding sash windows, shutter boxes, decorative cornices, ceiling roses, picture rails, decorative joinery and fireplaces.

Urban Architecture have worked closely with the conservation department of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. Planning permission has been granted for internal alterations to include ensuite bathrooms and utility spaces at basement level. The existing building will be refurbished using materials and techniques sympathetic to the historic structure including new lime plaster, new lime based wall insulation and new natural slate roof with copper gutters.

A second planning permission has been granted for an extension to the rear of the house. In keeping with current best practice, this extension will be a clearly identifiable modern addition to the house, with carefully thought out material choices and details to compliment the existing historic building.

The building is currently on site.