Striking Contemporary Home

An Interior Designer builds her dream contemporary home in Howth on a difficult site.

A Light-Filled House with a View

When Liz, an interior designer, took on the challenge of building her dream house on a difficult site with amazing views, the result is a stunning home and a great example of contemporary design both inside and out.

 

Designing her Dream Home

Liz Balbirnie of Habu Interior Design knew exactly what she wanted when she created her spectacular house in Howth.

When the offer of a site on a hillside that took in views of Dublin bay came up Liz was excited by the prospect of designing her dream home.

In order to take in the stunning views out to Ireland’s Eye and Lambay Island Liz decided to put all the living space at the top, with bedrooms underneath.

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Contemporary Design

Liz made a model of the home when she was designing it and is proud that no alterations were made to the design. This sped up the building process significantly.

The combination of the glass and open tread staircase ensures a good flow through the upper and lower spaces.

The house is cost effective to run and is a great example of contemporary design both inside and out.

 

Walls of Glass to Enjoy the View

As the planners put a limit on the ratio of windows to walls Liz saw no point having windows in the back of the house on the lower floor, facing into the hill.   This is where the bedrooms, bathrooms and a gym are located.

Meanwhile upstairs the space is open-plan, and comprises a kitchen with an island, a dining table, and a comfortable living area.

So Liz concentrated on having plenty of glazing in this upper level, where they could enjoy the stunning views.

As well as walls of glass, she has tons of skylights, so there is light everywhere.

Jet Black Windows & Doors

Liz’s contemporary style is expressed throughout with the use of a monochromatic colour scheme.

She opted for Carlson’s Aluclad range for her Windows and Sliding Glass Doors.  In keeping with her monochromatic colour scheme she chose the colour Jet Black (RAL 9005) – they make a very striking statement.

Liz’s design included everything from the furniture, curtains, upholstery and paint colours.

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Home of the Year

Liz has very successfully managed to combine a glamorous and contemporary, yet cosy home – a culmination of everything she has learned in her very successful 30-plus-year career as an interior designer.

It’s not surprising that this beautiful home featured in Home of the Year.

Liz of Habu Interiors  kindly let us use her photos.

Customer Service

At Carlson we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality products and service. This commitment not only refers to the sale, fitting and delivery process of your custom doors & windows, but we also offer a comprehensive after sales service to include full 10 Year Product Warranty.

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Visit Our Showroom

Carlson has the expertise and experience to ensure your window and door project is completed with minimal disruption to your lifestyle.

When you are looking for windows and doors for a house, whether for a new build or replacement a visit to our extensive showroom is a must. There, one of our experienced staff can demonstrate our wide range of door and window styles and discuss your individual requirements.

Pricing & Ordering

If you have just started on your new project you will have many choices to make. One of the most fundamental is new windows and doors, which can have a big impact on your build.
Give yourself enough time to choose the style you want, obtain a quote and get your order in to avoid delaying your project.

Features & Benefits

We specialize in premium quality, energy efficient windows and doors with a 10 Year Product Warranty, low u-Values and excellent safety and security locking systems.
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Carlson Aluclad Windows

The perfect low-maintenance choice. Featuring the warmth of solid timber on the inside and extra protection aluminium cladding on the outside, they’re long-lasting and energy efficient.

Carlson Aluclad Doors

Strong and durable Aluclad on the exterior combined with the warmth and beauty of wood on the interior make our doors both striking and virtually maintenance-free.

Energy Saving

Choosing the right windows and doors can help ensure you’re investing your money wisely and achieving the energy efficiency you need. Our experienced technicians can advise you on the right option for your project.

What Our Clients Say

"May I take this opportunity to say that we are extremely pleased with the transformation of our house and especially with the efficient way the job was carried out. Special thanks to Roy for the way he managed the whole installation and his expert advice leading up to our decision to go with Carlson Windows."

John & Gemma

What Our Clients Say

"Deciding on windows for our house was a big task. After a lot of research we felt that Carlson offered a vastly superior product than any other company in Ireland at a price which reflected great value for money and we ordered our windows from Carlson.

The windows arrived on time and were fitted in two days. My wife and I are delighted with the final result.

In our experience Carlson have set the standard in great customer service."

Donal and Elizabeth