Period home made modern for €1.2m
Edwardian house in the Burnaby, Greystones has been upgraded and extended
A Burnaby Edwardian has been given a modern makeover during the past decade with an eye to comfort as well as good looks. The result is a house where there’s underfloor heating beneath all tiled floors and original windows that have been double glazed, making this a period home with a C1 energy rating.
Period details – deep ceiling coving, timber and marble fireplaces, dado rails and so on – are intact, but most striking are pretty stained-glass sections in most windows, recreated in the extension.
A front porch opens into the entrance hall – floored with cream tiles – and straight ahead is the large, bright, open-plan extension at the back of the house: on one side of this space is the very modern kitchen, on the other, a livingroom and near the wall of windows overlooking the back garden, a dining area. There’s a deep skylight over the cream-coloured polished granite island unit. A good-sized utility room opens off the kitchen.
The extension opens on to a wide, sheltered back garden, with a patio that runs the width of the house and a lawn with plenty of room for play equipment.
There are two handsome reception rooms off the front hall connected by folding doors, a sittingroom with a box bay window and a diningroom. At the end of the hall is a fifth bedroom – a guest room or playroom – with a solid fuel stove and French doors onto the patio at the back; it’s next to a smart tiled shower room.
Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, two singles and two doubles, as well as the tiled family bathroom.
The main bedroom has a polished walnut floor, deep ceiling coving and a period light fitting; it opens into a large en suite shower room and dressingroom, with floor-to-ceiling walnut wardrobes.