||Irish Times Article on Old House Renovation
...Finding a builder was the first task. Berry got nine quotes before hiring Ivan Duggan, a "brilliant, fussy builder". Work began in January 2008 and took the best part of the year to complete. The result is a cool, logically managed environment, with everything from water taps to the high-tech sound system carefully planned and realised. According to Berry, the main living space was designed around a brown leather, L-shaped couch, bought in Sligo. A high-gloss black unit with walnut top nearby contains a drinks cabinet with tilted sliding shelves for wine, a small sink and a larder for glasses and bottles. "I wanted something that looked like a sideboard," says Berry. Walls throughout are painted white....