We’ve teamed up with the Journal.ie to showcase some of Ireland’s loveliest homes to demonstrate the care and love homeowners put into them. The first home in this ‘Dream Home’ series is the epitome of a comprehensive renovation – turning an 1820s-built commercial store in a town square into a family home.
Pádraig & Gráinne
Pádraig and Gráinne were house hunting when Gráinne’s parents mentioned that a commercial property that they shared a back wall with was up for sale. The couple were initially apprehensive about purchasing a property that had once operated as a grain store, a butchers and a medical hall at various points in its history.
“We were like absolutely no way. It was madness. I wasn’t going to be living in a pharmacy for my house!” said Pádraig.