The clients were originally looking to purchase an apartment in Dublin City Centre of approx. 150sqm for their own day-to-day living and for entertaining friends and family, but could not find a space to meet their needs. They came across two Georgian buildings (built circa 1815) on the busy Camden Street. The buildings, previously owned by a bank, had been combined into a commercial unit at ground floor, however the upper floors were still separate with separate vertical circulation. On transforming the upper floors of two dilapidated Georgian buildings on Camden Street into one unique home, DMVF Architects transform the way we look at living in Dublin City Centre.
DMVF discovered that with a little imagination, embracing underutilised upper floors within the historical building stock of the city centre gave the clients a more impressive and unique home than buying a house in the suburbs. In these times of housing shortage, we hope to have set a precedent for what can be achieved in bringing these spaces back to life, re-discovering our heritage, and in turn rejuvenating the city centre.
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- Image.ie House Tour: Camden Conservation
- Image Interiors: Camden Conservation
- RTE: Room to Improve - Inspirational House
- Make The Home You Love by Fiona McPhillips (The O'Brien Press Ltd. 2018)
- Sunday Independent: Life Magazine - An Insider Job
- Image Interiors: Bathing Beauty
- The Observer Magazine
- Irish Independent: Property Feature - New Life from Dereliction
- Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2017: House Extension Refurbishment of the Year
- Photography: Ruth Maria Murphy