Thursday, 15 March 2012

Restored Home in Ireland

This restored early 1700s thatched stone cottage is located in County Louth, Ireland, where Australian Sonja Bergin and her Irish husband Kevin decided to settle down. Their restoration earned their home Best Period Renovation in the Readers’ Awards 2011.

The article on the renovation process is quite interesting. Most of it was done by the owners but for the roof they needed a master thatcher. Kevin says that he found nearly two tons of junk in the old thatch!

You can read the interview with the owners on the renovation process here.

All images from here.

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  1. How lovely to see this. My aunt's cottage in County Limerick had a layout just like this & it's wonderful to see just what can be done with what is a series of very small spaces. The bedrooms are fantastic because the spaces really are tiny.

  2. How sweet. I love the thatched roof and blue and white appointments. Such a pretty home.

  3. What a sweet home - and there is NOTHING like a thatched roof! Happy St. Patty's Day... thanks for sharing and hope you have a lovely weekend! Jalon

  4. Love this. It's so nice they painted it all white, it makes everything feel so fresh. Charming!

  5. very lovely! the floors are amazing and the adobe walls just gives it so much character!

  6. What a great restoration job. I love their use of colour in particular BLUE!

  7. Would anyone know how to contact these people, I have some questions RE the Lime plastering.


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