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Reef (The), 30a Michael Street, Waterford, County Waterford
22501204
Representative view of house.
Reg. No.22501204
Date1870 - 1890
Previous NameN/A
TownlandWATERFORD CITY
CountyCounty Waterford
Coordinates260704, 112203
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL
RatingRegional
 
Description
Terraced single-bay three-storey house with half-dormer attic, c.1880. Reroofed and part refenestrated, c.1980. Renovated and refenestrated, c.2000, with replacement shopfront inserted to ground floor. Now disused. One of a pair. Pitched (shared) roof (gabled to half-dormer attic window) with replacement artificial slate, c.1980, clay ridge tiles, rendered (shared) chimney stack, decorative timber bargeboards, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Painted rendered, ruled and lined walls with painted red brick dressings including quoins. Shallow segmental-headed window openings (originally in bipartite arrangement to first and to second floor) with rendered sills, and painted red brick block-and-start surrounds. Replacement timber casement window, c.1980, to half-dormer attic. Replacement uPVC casement windows, c.2000, to remainder. Replacement timber shopfront, c.2000, to ground floor with pilasters, fixed-pane timber display window, timber panelled door with overlight, and timber fascia over with moulded cornice. Road fronted with concrete brick cobbled footpath to front.

Appraisal

This house, built as one of a pair, is an attractive modest-scale composition that, despite alterations in the late twentieth century, retains some of its original form and character. The painting of the red brick dressings has led to the loss of the polychromatic quality of the design, while the replacement fittings to the openings do not enhance the appearance of the house. The replacement shopfront, however, is of an attractive, simple design that complements the entire scheme. The house, together with the second in the pair (225011205/WD-5632-21-214), remains an attractive component of the streetscape of Michael Street.
 
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