Though unabashedly modern on the exterior, this house in Dublin, Ireland is actually an impressive effort in historic preservation. Taking care to protect the facade of a 1847 Georgian mews house, Los Angeles-based firm Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (LOHA) (the same folks who recently updated a landmark midcentury home in L.A.) restored the facade and then sandwiched it between two glazed, contemporary volumes holding open-plan living spaces. The result is not as cramped or awkward as it may sound: to create an indoor-outdoor experience rare in urban Dublin homes, LOHA inserted a sunken courtyard between the modern and historic components, connected by a glass bridge.
Before photo via Dezeen
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