The Crescent

Ireland, Cobh

This three storey Irish Georgian house, within a grand ‘serpentine’ crescent, overlooks Italianate communal gardens and in the distance, the last ‘port of call’ for the Titanic, on its fateful maiden voyage to New York.

Planning Protected Building Approval, together with Building Regulations Approval, was obtained for extensive refurbishment works to create an elegant family home for modern living.

The façade and roof were restored to their former glory, which included enhancing an existing roof light to create a generous and elegant ‘roof lantern’ to bathe the staircase and landing in natural light.

Internally the principle scope of work included: complete strip-out, under-pinning, insertion of new floors and walls including lowering the lower ground floor level, to create a generously proportioned family room and guest suite, with direct access to the rear gardens. Finishes included: stone and parquet hardwood timber flooring, marble and Bisazza mosaic bathrooms, timber panelling to the family room walls and all door and window reveals, generously proportioned period timber joinery, including full height panelled timber doors, together with fibrous plaster cornicing and mouldings throughout.

All services were replaced. Under floor heating installed throughout supported by a traditional boiler combined with solar panels (concealed in the central valley of the double pitch roof), together with scene setting lighting and AV




status: completed

client: Charles Daly

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