New Homes by Ceardean

Bandon, West Cork


Rural green field site near Bandon in West Cork to be transformed into a contemporary family home based on passive house principles.

To be continued….

Straffan, Co. Kildare


Transformation of a 1950’s Irish cottage into a modern family home.  A treated imber pergola surrounds the house and maximises views of the garden within the home. High Level windows allow an abundance of light.   Country-style Kitchen Woodale Design.


  • Open thread Oak stained staircase with glass balustrade
  • Open Plan Kitchen Living Dining, Window seat in Kitchen allows for beautiful views of garden.
  • South Facing garden area.

Clonskeagh, Dublin 14


Ceardean relocated the dwelling by demolishing the existing bungalow, to maximise the south orientation and views of Three Rock Mountain. The new home is designed to maximising solar thermal gain.  


New house location maximised garden area with south orientation  

Airtight house with Heat recovery System 

Southern orientation to all rooms

Grey water recycling system 

Design inception to completion in 1 year

“Derek is very focused on the budget, which with architects I’ve found from experience is quite rare” Lesa McDonagh, client.

Kiltiernan, Co. Dublin


Ceardean designed this modern, new-build home using an original, unorthodox building form. Ceardean have worked to design this iconic new home with the beautiful view of Dublin Bay in mind. The result is a light-filled, beautiful home with fantastic panoramic views.


Panoramic Views of Dublin Bay and the country side

Unique, contemporary, sculptural building form

Designed to maximize solar gain

Co. Kildare


The Chase, Co. Kildare

Ceardean has designed a beautiful house located in Kildare.
The challenge was to create an accurate-orientated home and to work 
extremely hard in order to comply with the requirements. As a result, we have a harmonic house daylight filled and ecologically friendly.


Panoramic Views

Unique design

Designed to maximise solar gain

Malahide, Co. Dublin

“Derek has taken on the project as if it were his own. He’s really gotten involved and shown great interest in getting this done”  Chris Gilson


This project involved renegotiating the land boundaries to provide a site suitable for a new infill family home. The house is modern compact home designed to maximise solar gain. 


Direct view from front door to garden. 

Renegotiated land boundaries.

South Facing garden area.