House of the Week: Amazing grace of a grand dame reborn

The gentle modernising of a rambling rectory in Bray has created a residence that's the stuff of dreams

16th May, 2021
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Some 21km south of Dublin city centre, Cairness is located opposite Christchurch, within walking distance of Bray’s Main Street, with Dublin Bus and Dart nearby

There are few projects as tempting, as satisfying – and possibly as daunting – as the transformation of a fine property, built in a different age and so no longer entirely fit for purpose, into the ideal home for a 21st-century lifestyle.

This was the case when Cairness, a rambling rectory built in Bray in 1878 with fine views of the spire of Christchurch, came on the market in 2007.

The vendor had long been aware of...

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