From €750,000 to €1. 7 million in five years. The owner of 81 Tritonville Road in Sandymount has spent five years designing and remodelling the house, which needed complete refurbishment, since it was purchased in February 2010 for €750,000 according to the Property Price Register. Carla Benedetti, an interior stylist, loved the original features and big west-facing garden of the two-storey over-basement period redbrick. The house which now measures 235sq m (2,529sq ft) is asking €1. 7 million through agents Lisney. In the large open plan kitchen and double height sitting room there is a lounge area that she has screened off from the home office, where she runs her graphic design company Design Etc, by covering the metal-frame doors in leopard-print hide. It is a theme that she also exploits in other rooms. In this room the underlit stairs up to hall level add illumination. The made-to-measure kitchen units by Rhatigan and Hick have pale basalt countertops. A sliding door, made from raw scaffolding planks, another Carla-ism, conceals a storage room. The niches in the sitting room wall provide repositories for books and objects and draw the eye upwards. The room is open to the kitchen below.
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