Future is bright and warm in €1m passive house

Architect Mel Reynolds has created a unique living space in Sandycove, which looks like an ultra-modern ‘normal’ house, but has hidden talents

4th October, 2020
Future is bright and warm in €1m passive house
The slick kitchen at Cove Mews has sliding doors which lead out to a spacious private south-facing sun-trap terrace

Architect Mel Reynolds’s opening gambit is to correct previous media coverage on detailing his first homage to passive building. “The cost to heat Cove Mews is zero,” he said. “The cost to run the house per year is about €300.”

Built at the rear of his family home in Sandycove in south Dublin, Cove Mews is the architect’s first foray into passive house design. What began as a determined...

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