This particular project involved the refurbishment of a 120 year old Victorian home in leafy Drumcondra.
The large renovation project resulted in giving the handsome Victorian house a new fresh and vibrant lease of life. The building was an inspiring blank canvas.
The house faces east west so morning sunlight reaches the kitchen and the bedroom and afternoon sun flows into the two living rooms at the front. One bedroom on first floor level was changed to a living room to take advantage of the building’s orientation.
The project became a fun consultative process between the clients and Sherrard Design and very early on the project the clients decided not to extend the property but to use the existing footprint.
The kitchen is unusual and was a bespoke design detailed by Sherrard Design. It features plywood and tongue and groove units with concertina doors. The space blends into the overall design without feeling too much like a kitchen. The clients required a separate kitchen and dining room, the client explaining that he was not a performance cook.
The large sash windows, original tiled fire places and impressive tall ceilings make a perfect backdrop for this contemporary facelift
The palette of grey and greens has been used throughout from the walls to the tiles and furniture. This was a deliberate attempt to ensure the house design flowed. A limited use of materials was used namely ceramic grey, cream tiles, birch plywood and formica work tops.