Re: Re: Beresford Place

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Devin
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If ever there was a case where a faithful Georgian reproduction building was justified, it’s No 5 Beresford Place. I don’t know if the Victorian-looking No 5 is a complete replacement or just a refacing of the original building, changing the window opes and ground floor arrangement, but it would certainly be worth a reconstuction to original design and detail.

It’s still a beautiful terrace despite all the negative points jimq mentions about the road in general. The recent restoration of Nos 1 & 2 certainly shows the potential. Both of their brick facades were repointed to a high standard with a fine line of white mortar. Though one slightly irksome point is that, while the new sash windows in No 1 are accurate replicas of the original 1790s sashes, the new windows in No 2 wrongly include sash horns & glazing bars which are slightly too fat. You would think that, since both buildings were having new sash windows fitted at the same time, they would be able to get the details right. But, hey that’s just for obsessives. Also some dodgy mock-Victorian gaslamps & replacement front steps were installed in No 2 – the standard of restoration wasn’t as high as that of No 1.

It’s true that Luas & its pavement-widening effect has improved amenity for the terrace.

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