Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Portobello belle

This is the home of an Irish architect and designer Sibeal O'Sullivan. It was featured in Image Interiors in 1997 and I kept the whole thing - I love this house. My home town - Dublin - has a wealth of beautiful period Georgian and Victorian homes. While as a renovation project they can be a big challenge their lovely bones usually mean that the outcome is more than worth the effort and expense. This is a renovated and extended 4 bed Victorian house.

On one side the house is open from front to back.

Lovely study library in the middle

Leading to great family kitchen

Now on the left above is one of my favourite features - a TV den or snug is boxed away by itself so that the kids can watch tv. I am not a tv lover myself so this would be a big bonus. You can see in the photo below that the tv room is lit by internal windows and there is good hidden storage. Like the modern lamp / old sofa combination too.

House connects with outside

Beautiful bannister

Master bedroom ticks lots of boxes - window, fireplace, chest of drawers, mix of restful textures.

Pretty good guest room . . .

Images: Sibeal O'Sullivan www.sosullivandesign.com , Image Interiors Photos Graham Atkins

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