Avoca Place Blackrock.
Every time I have review this project I am amazed at the outcome, from what was called on national TV” a mud hut” to a stunning 2 bedroom property in the Blackrock area that anyone with a sane mind would be delighted to have, John (especially ) and Lee along with Dermot had their arguments and “Discussions “ but the stunning outcome is well worth it .
Key structural points
All new walls bar the 2 adjoining walls & front wall,
Completed new roof, insulated to a u-value of .16
All new walls insulated to an overall u-value of .24
All old floors removed with new radion Barrier installed with insulation giving a u-value of .18
New double glazed sash window to the front of the house along with a new front door in keeping with rest along the street. All windows and sliding doors at the rear of the property are combination of wood interiors and Aluminium exterior to last the test of time
Now the fun bits
Through the front door, first view that impresses is the vaulted hallway with a Velux flooding the area with light as you refocus you are teased with a view of the back garden. The first door on the left is perfectly formed guest bedroom, with a beautifully window reveal mock shutter reinstated, Second door on the left leads on to the main bathroom, with its stunning finish is luxury personified, Finally third door on the left lead In to the master bedroom with sliding door leading to the courtyard, with fitted sliding door concealing the access to the ensuite, which matches the finish of the main bathroom.
On the right hand side of the hallway you enter the main living space with a greeting a gas fireplace with soft seating, leading to a galley kitchen flooded with light from the 3 Velux windows in the vaulted ceiling, one of them a solar power opening unit to allow ventilation if required, the kitchen its self is on the right hand side a handless kitchen with an acrylic door and on the right the acrylic door once again but in a matt grey with simple line handles so that the feature is the design not the handle, with of course a granite finished worktop finished on each side to the floor. Following this you are at the dining table with sliding door access to the beautifully formed courtyard, with its travertine finish and its only water feature, and finally after the table you have a swinging bookcase which conceals another lounge area with again sliding door access to the courtyard
Please take time to view the transformation with the help of our progress pictures