En­joy lofty am­bi­tion in Drum­con­dra

This for­mer bal­let stu­dio was spot­ted in an All­sop auc­tion by a young ar­chi­tect who has since re­stored it com­pletely for loft liv­ing

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - The Market - 750,000

which he re­con­di­tioned, for in­ter­nal fin­ishes. One find in­cluded sev­eral 3m oak-ve­neer-on-birch-ply pan­els, com­plete with doors and bronze hinges and han­dles. They came from the for­mer Bank of Ire­land headquarters on Bag­got Street and their use now to create in­ter­nal walls makes for an at­mo­spheric entrance. Off the wide hall­way, the doors open into two bed­rooms (one with an en suite), a cloak­room, and a large bath­room with frees­tand­ing bath and dou­ble shower and with a clev­erly con­cealed util­ity room. While the walls else­where in the loft are bare stone or brick, the ones in the bed­rooms are plas­tered for ad­di­tional ther­mal com­fort.

At t he end of t hi s hal l , through a brick arch, is the large liv­ing space. Triple-as­pect, it features an in­dus­trial-look­ing kitchen on one side and a glass-walled home of­fice on the other as well as a seat­ing area with room for sev­eral so­fas, a bar area – in homage to the build­ing’s origins – and a home gym com­plete with yellow punch bag.

The min­i­mal­ist kitchen shows how good de­sign doesn’t have to cost – Keeler bought the cheery yellow doors in the is­land from Ikea and in­stalled them on a cus­tom built stain­less steel shell, giv­ing a con­tem­po­rary in­dus­trial look.

Keeler’s now mov­ing on, hoping to build some­thing from scratch and this at­mo­spheric two-bed­room home, Loft 2, The Grain­store, is for sale through DNG for ¤750,000.

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