Positioned in a quiet, small cul-de-sac off Blackrock’s Newtown Park, Annaville Avenue has a various mixture of houses, together with interval terraced homes and Craftsman cottages.
Quantity 8, an end-of-terrace cottage, dates from round 1890 and in a former life was a small store serving the quiet neighbourhood.
It was purchased by photographer Lois Crichton in 1993.
“On the time there was a somewhat poor extension on the again which had a flat roof and while you walked by means of the entrance door the lavatory was proper in entrance of you,” he says.
Architecturally supervised, the 72 sq m (755 sq ft) house was reworked into what it’s right this moment, a captivating light-filled interval Craftsman cottage.
“As a photographer, I’ve labored from house for almost 30 years, so the house additionally needed to operate as my studio. The lounge,” which now has a vaulted ceiling and plenty of glass that bounces mild in, has a structure the place I can sweep the room apart in about 10 minutes and create the bottom for my work,” says Crichton for a very long time. , shiny open dwelling/eating room.
The result’s a really versatile property. the eating room, which additionally doubles as a studio, accommodates 20 friends for dinner, and the second bed room (situated in the back of the home) is used as her house workplace and in addition doubles as a visitor bed room.
“Once I purchased the home, there have been two small bedrooms within the again, so we transformed them into one bed room that doubles as an workplace,” says Crichton.
Moreover, the now-storage room adjoining to the lavatory was utilized by Crichton as a darkroom for his pictures; his work has been featured in nationwide media and was chosen for the RHA Annual Group Present and nominated for the Billabong XXL Awards in 2015.
Off the doorway corridor is the kitchen and main bedroom, each of which look out onto the road, whereas the big open-plan dwelling and eating room is to the rear. From right here an extended paved terrace is accessed by way of French doorways, having fun with a westerly side.
With mature vegetation there may be additionally entry to the patio from the entrance of the property, so new homeowners who might develop the world later wouldn’t have to hold gardening tools by means of the home. The terrace can also be accessible from the second bed room/house workplace.
All in all, it is a actually charming house, with a interval hearth and antiques reminding you that the home is over a century previous.
Regardless of the property having triple glazed home windows to the entrance, it has a Ber of G, however this is usually a trade-off for a lot glazing, vaulted ceilings and an open hearth.
Quantity 8 Annaville Avenue is now in the marketplace by means of Lisney Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty for €495,000.