This was a private development consisting of four no. luxury two story dwelling houses at Churchtown Road Upper, Churchtown, Dublin 14. This was one of few projects that I can safely say; the developer wanted to construct these houses to an extremely high standard, that few could match in both quality of build and choice of materials used throughout. Each of these houses were built using a different selected rustic brick type. Each of the houses have the same solid granite corbels, window details, chimney caps, pier caps and garden details. Each of the houses have their own individual front elevation; interior design concept and front and rear landscaped gardens.
In house type 1:
You will see a beautiful two story dwelling with bay windows either side of main hardwood timber entrance doors with a specially commissioned copper canopy over the entrance. As these houses weather in time the copper canopy will oxidise and tone in beautifully with the rustic brick. All windows in this development were solid timber sliding sash windows, manufactured in Sweden and hand painted to a selected colour. The circular window over the copper canopy has been finished with a commissioned stain glass panel; manufactured by Francis Studios and securely fixed to the inside of the window. Each of the houses have their own private entrances with solid granite cobbling, and metal railing boundaries. Each have their own individual landscaping and selected planting in the front gardens.
When you enter you immediately see the impressive hallway with solid Italian marble flooring laid in checker board design on the ground floor; The lighter coloured marble tile has been carried to the landing on the first floor. All doors in this house are 80mm solid walnut timber with heavy brass
ironmongery throughout. All period style timber architrave and skirting have been painted a selected colour.
On the left hand side of the entrance doors you have the drawing room, One of the things you can’t help but admire is the outstanding solid marble Robert Adams fire place. The floor is solid walnut and chestnut wicker basket style; The walnut in this floor complements the doors beautifully. There is heavy duty inter lined curtains that give the scenes of quality and opulence. A selected light pendent hangs from the period style plaster cornicing.
On the right hand side of the entrance doors you have a formal sitting room, Again you will see an outstanding solid marble Robert Adams fire place. The floor in this room has been done with solid oak and narrow solid walnut border trim; A different selected plaster cornicing and centre piece was used in this room, also different heavy duty interlined curtains frame the bay window beautifully.
The next door after this is a ambulant disabled toilet and cloak room on the left; this toilet has been tiled floor to ceiling in selected marble tiling to keep the continuity of the overall look; up two steps you will arrive at the heart of the house, the kitchen. In this kitchen; The kitchen units and large island have been designed and manufactured using solid timber in a country style with a selected hand painted finish; these units were also carried through to the utility room.
On the left hand side of the hallway; up two steps you will arrive at the heart of the house, the kitchen. In this kitchen; The kitchen units and large island have been designed and manufactured using solid timber in a country style with a selected hand painted finish; these units were also carried through to the utility room. All top quality kitchen appliances and range cooker have been incorporated into the kitchen, some of which have been hidden away where required. From the kitchen windows you are overlook the rear garden and selected patio and paving area. There is a selected light pendent hanging over this island. Just off the kitchen and down two steps you arrive at the open plan dining area. The lighter coloured marble tile again has been used throughout running through to the sun room to the rear of the property.
The windows in this dining area have been dressed with selected interlined curtains. The open plan between kitchen and dining area this gives you the scenes plenty of space if you are entertaining. There are double doors off the dining room to the sunroom and double doors that take you back to the formal sitting room that was on the right of the hallway when you first arrived.
The stairs has been constructed in solid walnut timber with a heavy duty axminister carpet runner and solid brass stair rods. There are four no. double bedrooms, three of which are en suite and two have walk in wardrobes, All bedrooms have selected heavy duty axminster carpets, interlined curtains and light pendants. In the guest bedroom there is a period style cast iron fire place that complements the room and gives you a scenes of luxury and opulence.
Something I haven’t mentioned yet is; There is a large roof light in the centre of roof and this was purposely left till last because of the benefits that it gives to anyone lucky enough to be living in a house like this; natural light and scenes of space, It is a proven fact and something; I will always try to incorporate into any of the projects I am retained to work on. To provide natural light will help stimulate your mood and create a much happier environment to live in regardless of the weather outside and the time of the year, You could have terrible weather outside but having natural light will help to lighten how you feel; I sure you have heard of the psychological effects of colour and how colour can influence your mood, It’s as important to have as much natural light in your interior or home as having the perfect colour on your walls.
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