Discover this flamboyant restoration of a derelict Dublin townhouse

Tour this characterful renovation project of a vast Georgian townhouse in Dublin.

By Hugh Metcalf | 11 March 2020

This 5-storey Georgian property was restored from a state of disrepair to a large home with uniquely fantastical interiors.

D2 Townhouse Curved bay extension and bespoke cast iron Design by Jake Moulson Image Tim Crocker - grand designs

Image: Tim Crocker 

Sandwiched between offices and a car park, this Georgian townhouse in Dublin had fallen into a state of dilapidation in recent years, with a number of insensitive alterations made to adapt the property into an office space.

Jake Moulson was tasked with restoring the house back to its former glory and into a single family home, applying his sense of daring architecture and design to create something spectacular, where every detail has been carefully considered and meticulously implemented.

D2 Townhouse Exterior Curved bay night shot Design by Jake Moulson Image Mitsuko Moulson TVP1013

 Image: Mitsuko Moulson

The resulting property houses a surprise behind every closed door – with unique material combinations and unexpected architectural choices creating a dialogue between the existing house and the renovation of each room.

D2 Townhouse Curved bay extension and bespoke cast iron Design by Jake Moulson Image Tim Crocker - grand designs

 Image: Tim Crocker 

Setting it apart from the neighbouring townhouses, this property has a large garden, which also contains one of Dublin’s last remaining, original coach houses, which has also been renovated.

On the right, Jake’s unique cast-iron cladding brings character to the extension which marries the modernity of the renovation with a classic dedication to craftsmanship through its ornate detailing.