Front Elevation
Cross Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin.

Year: 2005-2006
Status: Complete
Info: List 1 The building is a protected structure  (List 1). Constructed in 1862. It was designed by John Mc Curdy. (1825-1861).

All of the original historical elements of the building were to be protected and conserved including repointing the brick facade and new roof, as well as the restoration of the plasterwork. The conservation of the side and rear elevations was complicated by the fact it had been rendered with a plastic paint that was designed for American war ships and was sold as a non maintenance wall preserver. This had to be removed before the walls were rendered with lime plaster. A well was discovered during works, this was conserved.
Works to Cross Avenue also included underpinning to allow for a new basement kitchen, a brand new orangery and re-landscaping of the garden along with the restoration of the original house with subtle modern undertones. Many fine original plasterwork samples were restored to their original state.