British Home Design Feature: Victorian Terrace in Dublin, Ireland (“Period Living”)

Beautiful Victorian Home Restoration In Dublin

We turn to the fantastic periodical Period Living once again for a stunning restoration of a Victorian terrace home in Dublin.

The article “Triumphant Return” tells the story of Matt Whitby, a Dubliner who purchased a Victorian terrace in 2007. Over the course of 7 years, Whitby painstakingly restored the period property, taking disjointed rooms and converting them into a flowing space and a functional home.

The charming sitting room of a restored Victorian terrace in Dublin. (Pardon the fold!)
The charming sitting room of a restored Victorian terrace in Dublin. (Pardon the fold!)

The Victorian home had been split into multiple studio apartments (flats, for our British friends!), hampering the natural flow of the structure. Matt Whitby’s goal was to modernize and re-incorporate the Victorian terrace home, and based on the photos taken by photojournalist Philip Lauterbach, Whitby has achieved great success.

Whitby was careful to modernize where appropriate, but also to restore as many of the period Victorian features of the home as possible. Whitby restored many of the original windows, mouldings and floorboards. He installed an open-plan kitchen which opens into a quaint rear garden.

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The resulting home space is a wonderful mix of modern and classic Victorian, set in muted tones of blue, gray and white.

“I’m so happy with how the house has turned out,” Whitby expressed to writer Penny Crawford-Collins. We are too, Matt – congratulations!

Thanks to “Period Living”, writer Penny Crawford-Collins and photographer Philip Lauterbach for this outstanding piece. You can order the September 2014 issue (which features this article) or a subscription to Period Living by clicking this link.

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