Shrewsbury No. 1 & 3
Two of Dublin’s most prestigious addresses No 1 & No 3 Shrewsbury Road lay uninhabited for years. When purchased in 2010, Whelan & O’ Keeffe were contracted to restore the properties to their former glory. Through the addition of two rear extensions combined with alterations to the existing roofs, both properties were transformed into exquisite homes once again. Outside, the fabric of the buildings received extensive repair and restoration. Replacement corble bricks were hand made in England to match the originals. The roofs were stripped, battened felted and re slated to ensure a trouble free structure going forward.
Internally the buildings were completely stripped out, the layouts remodelled and the highest possible finish restored. Where damaged, the original cornice was replicated and replaced, a full airtight package was put in place and where possible the original features were retained and restored.
All the floors were excavated and replaced with a modern standard of insulation. This combined with underfloor heating at ground floor level and finished in a combination of wide plank oak and natural stone tiles transformed these properties into modern homes.
The addition of Heat recovery and ventilation, smart control lighting and audio systems, hand crafted kitchens, and en suites to most bedrooms ensure these properties will suit the modern family for years to come.
The gardens were transformed with an extensive landscape package.
The project was completed mid-August 2014 both on programme and on budget. The two houses are now Ireland’s most expensive rental properties. No 1 currently being the residence of the Malaysian ambassador.