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This stunning contemporary home situated in Waterford features Kingston Facing Brick from Tobermore.

MDP + Partners’ concept was to create an introverted house, using two separate forms. These blocks were defined in material and scale, to create a private garden that the home is centred around. The one-off build incorporates indoor/outdoor living by connecting the south-facing garden.

MDP + Partners
McG Morrissey Construction Limited
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Creating an elegant yet practical contemporary home

In response to the client brief, the spacious 4-bedroom family home was designed to be exceptionally contemporary. The ultra-modern, split-level design allows for the creation of private space within the development.

It was essential that materials, including facing brick, were carefully considered to ensure that this building would become a home which was both elegant and practical.


The beautiful Kingston facing brick was used because of its sophisticated smooth finish.

To enhance privacy and reduce scale, the home is split into two sections.

The arrangement of the forms on site creates a sense of enclosure and delineates between public and private spaces. A secluded garden with a southern aspect was achieved in an area which is heavily developed.

To differentiate between the two separate forms, facing brick is used to finish the single storey building, while render is used for the two-storey element.

Upon viewing brick sample boards from Tobermore, Kingston caught the eye of Eddie Phelan, Director at MDP + Partners.

“We chose Tobermore’s Kingston Facing Brick in the shade ‘Warm Red’ because it suited the contemporary look that we were trying to achieve. We are very happy with how the brick looks as part of the project.”

Tobermore’s Kingston Facing Bricks are a great choice if you want a product with a smooth, vibrant appearance. With eight colour options available, ranging from vivid red and gold tones to understated grey and stone shades, there is a Kingston colour to suit any type of project.


"We are happy to recommend Tobermore as we were pleased with the product and service provided during the project."

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