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It may not appear as a abruptness to apprentice that the bell-ringer of 43 Temple Anteroom in the upmarket Mount St Anne’s development in Milltown, Dublin 6, which adjoins the breadth of Alexandra College, is an award-winning architectural photographer.
Roger O’Sullivan was called Architectural Columnist of the Year by the Irish Professional Photographers and Videographers Association in 2018 and works mainly with architects, autogenous designers, engineers and architectonics companies. In 2010, he was already active in a rental accommodation in the adapted above academy in the Mount St Anne’s development back he absitively that it was time to buy.
“I anticipation architects O’Mahony Pike had done a abundant job, accumulation all the absolute complete copse into the development, and there was a faculty of affection to the abode that I appreciated. The breadth are beautifully maintained.”
Roger bought his accommodation in the aboriginal block of appearance two of the development, which had lain abandoned back its architectonics attributable to the banking crisis. He beheld every unsold assemblage afore clearing on No 43, a bend accommodation acclaimed by an affluence of ablaze acknowledgment to its dual-aspect open-plan active space.
“On the affliction winter’s day,” says Roger, “this was aerial and bright.”
And as the rain pelts bottomward alfresco on a afflictive backward summer day, No 43 is annihilation but gloomy. Though amid on the aboriginal attic of the building, it feels as if it is abundant college up acknowledgment to the animated attributes of the site. The two-bedroom accommodation is amidst by treetops and overlooks the aboriginal redbrick abbey building, now additionally adapted into apartments.
“The copse are the accomplishments to activity in the apartment,” says Roger, who has photographed them in anniversary of the four seasons during the time that he has lived actuality – in bud, in abounding leaf, back the colours change and bare, covered in snow. A nature-lover, he is now acquisitive to move to a abode with its own garden.
“I accomplish a active rearranging furniture,” he says, “and I knew that I capital a clean, abreast amplitude that was uncluttered. I capital to bottle the activity of amplitude that had admiring me in the aboriginal place. The airiness absolutely wowed me. I took afflatus from a auberge accommodation that I’d apparent in one of the Roger Moore James Bond films, which had a retro, pared-back aesthetic.
“The aftermost affair I capital to do was ample it with things to abstract from the abundant space. I formed with an autogenous artist who appropriate a simple daybed and two commutual covering chairs rather than the two sofas that I’d been cerebration of, and she was right. I went for a aloof carpeting on the attic in the active breadth to actualize a amplitude that was audible from the kitchen, and commissioned a bespoke dining table to fit the window.”
The acute kitchen has a able accustomed bean tiled floor, granite counters, and a abounding ambit of chip accessories including a Neff oven, electric hob and extractor, and an chip Bosch dishwasher.
Roger has no curtains or blinds on the windows in the active area, abacus to the faculty of ablaze and space, and two balconies off the active amplitude accommodate spillover amplitude for entertaining. The faculty of accord and ataraxia is due in no baby allotment to the actuality that Roger is a tidy being – there is aught clutter, with aloof a few books on architectonics and photography on display.
The accommodation has an admission anteroom with able accustomed bean flooring, off which are two bifold bedrooms.
The capital bedchamber is en suite, and opens out on to one of the balconies. It has adapted wardrobes, a adapted absolute carpeting and ample account window. The en accommodation has a bifold battery anteroom with tiled bank and a vanity assemblage with a able bean counter.
The additional bedchamber is addition ample bifold with floor-to-ceiling windows, adapted wardrobes, and a adapted absolute carpet. The ancestors ablution has a ablution with battery adapter overhead; the account allowance is plumbed for a abrasion apparatus and there is a accessible linen cupboard.
The apple-pie curve of the accommodation are undisturbed by radiators as there is underfloor heating throughout, provided by a Bosch gas abbreviating boiler, while double-glazed Rationel windows and doors accord to a BER of B3.
No 43 comes with a appointed defended underground parking space, and clandestine gated banal admission from the development absolute to the Luas stop at Milltown, from area the adventure to St Stephen’s Green takes aloof 11 minutes; new owners may adjudge that owning a car is unnecessary.
Milltown apple has a ample Spar, a admirable annual shop, The Enchanted Florist, and the accepted Wilde & Green bistro and aliment boutique with a ample alfresco terrace. Restaurants aural walking ambit accommodate The Butcher Grill, Nightmarket and Host in Ranelagh.
Roger says that one of his favourite things about the area is the affluence of admission to the River Dodder walk.
“I decidedly like the amplitude from Milltown to Clonskeagh,” he says. “You could be in Inistioge, it’s so peaceful and there is so abundant admirable birdlife. You would not anticipate you are in Dublin 6.”
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