When we bought 10 Beach Parade Drumcondra 9 years ago it had been Allambri Private Nursing Home for many years. It had recently closed down and was a ‘wreck’.
We had a ‘vision’ to return it to a grand home and with the help of Judith North and Neville Cowland of Now Architecture, Barry Hunt of B J & A Hunt Builders, Phil Hayward of Access Civil Scape (Landscape Gardener), David Mutsaerts of Mutsaerts Painting Services and many other fabulous tradespersons this goal was finally achieved in 2005.
On 14 April 2010 (whilst we were overseas) Judith, Neville and Barry accepted on our behalf a National Trust Heritage Award in recognition of the restoration. We are pretty ‘chuffed’ at this award and the enamel plaque will be mounted on the front fence at some stage soon.
Pam & Ray Colenso