About No 20

20 is the number of theĀ house we purchased together back in 2006 located in Inchicore, Dublin and having secured the domain name 20.ie as we started the restoration project, the property and the address holds a special place in our journey

The property is a large Victorian, mid terraceĀ house built in 1882, bought by us in July 2006 and sold 16 years later in 2022.

During our stay at No 20 the property under-went considerable transformation with many of the original features uncovered and restored including timber floors and staircase, original coving and ceiling roses.

The whole house was rewired and re-plumbed with all bedrooms receiving en-suites bathrooms while also ensuring effective sound and heating insulation throughout.

We replaced the roof and in 2016 we added a modern kitchen extension bringing the colours and light of the garden into our main living space.

Combining many of its original features with the modern facilities expected, number 20 will live long past its current owners strong in the knowledge it can meet whatever is thrown at her.

In 2011 we completed 80% of the restoration, our aim to upgrade the house while also retaining many of its original features

Each room, floor and ceiling had to be reviewed. In 2009 the roof was replaced with original banger slates, new skylights and to the rear we removed two “odd shaped” top floor windows replacing them with traditional square ones all of the same size. Under parquet tiles throughout the ground floor we found original timber floors and with some sanding and restoration these have been returned to their original glory.

In 2015, we added an extension by removing a poorly build rear extension and replacing it with a modern glass and steel structure which we believe will complement this 1882 historic building.

On this page you will see some images of the final product, architecture drawings and scaled model plus images while under construction…