Scott Tallon Walker

Downes Mews



1993 - 1997
Dublin 4

Desmond Downes
330 sq.m

Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland / Silver Medal for Housing - Commended
1997 - 1999

Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland / Selected for Exhibition

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These two mews houses are in the rear garden of a nineteenth-century house on Lansdowne Road. The houses are entered through granite-cobbled courtyards, enclosed by the original granite garden walls and timber gates. The courtyards provide space for car-parking. 


The mews buildings are identical two-storey units, each with a floor area of 165m2. The main living areas open off the mature garden of the main house, while the kitchens open off the entrance courtyards. As the mews buildings and the main house are occupied by members of the same family, the garden has not been subdivided and is shared by all three houses. 


The houses are built with load-bearing block walls faced with stock brick to match the Dolphin’s Barn brick of eighteenth-century buildings in Dublin.