After downsizing to a small Victorian terraced house from a five-bedroom property, Judith Meager was keen to create more room. As the kitchen was dark with little worktop space, and the garden was a good size, she knew it would be right to replace the old unattractive lean-to, with an extension out into the garden and to the side.
Judith turned to architect David Leyden to come up with a design. She wanted to retain the period features of the existing reception rooms, while adding a large, sociable space that incorporated a kitchen, dining and living area, while looking out onto the garden.
The owners: Judith Meager, who is retired, lives here
The property: A three-bedroom Victorian terraced house in Dublin, Ireland
Total project cost: £113,400