I'm starting work on the refurbishment & extension of this house on the Howth Road, and am looking for any information I can on who may have designed it, etc. It's on a section of the Howth Road (facing onto the seafront) where there are at least 4 similar houses within a stretch of about 200 yards, and I think is an interesting run for that reason. The house has been altered substantially since it's original construction, and part of the project will involve removing all the later additions / embellishments, etc...
The house was built in 1938 for a Mr. Michael V Fay. The IAA don't have anything on, and Docomomo don't know it but think it may have been designed by JV Downes or someone from his studio. It's not mentioned in "Free State Architecture" or "Ireland & the New Architecture". Does anyone have any suggestions / ideas about who may have designed it, or where this info might be found?
I've tried to post a link to a photo of it below (as it currently exists), but not sure if this link works - hopefully it will.
Any help / thoughts, etc, would be greatly appreciated.http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=503962086322115&set=a.261226110595715.79357.153318048053189&type=1&theater