Sea Park Road

Neil Mathews Architects, Belfast , 2013


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Extensive refurbishment and expansion of a semi-detached sub-urban dwelling by the sea on Belfast Lough

We've placed a large rooflight in the grass roof to the rear to give light to the middle of the land locked site. The porch to the front reverses the notion of a street of brick with windows for light, by having a frameless solid door with glazed walls coming to meet it.

The roof is is a tiny thin blade of mirror polished Stainless Steel and the structure that holds it is hidden in the timber frame of the door. There is also asingle stringer Walnut staircase which glimpsed through the porch forms the start of an intriguing view, culminating with the glow of light from the kitchen beyond.


  • Begun: Aug 2012
  • Completed: Jul 2013
  • Floor area: 137m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £90,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Apr 2012
  • Procurement: Bespoke Contract based on JCT Minor Works
  • CO2 Emissions: 17kg/m2/year
  • Address: Sea Park Road , Holywood, County Down, Belfast , BT18, United Kingdom

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