Dr Bolton’s House, Belfast

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Client: Private

Originally known as Maryville, Dr Bolton’s House is a well-proportioned and detailed Classical-revival Grade B1 listed villa. The three-bay two-storey symmetrical sandstone building is located on a prominent site in the townland of Ballyhackamore. The principal elevation is dominated by a Greek-style red sandstone portico with a pair of Corinthian columns supporting sandstone entablature and leaded flat roof. The original villa was extended to the west rear elevation in 1895. Alastair Coey Architects were appointed in 2010 to oversee internal and external repairs. Work included extensive stonework repairs, roof repairs, removal of existing dilapidated carport and conservatory, external works including re-pointing of existing cobbles to rear yard, replacement of existing historic gates to the rear of the house and resolution of issues regarding internal damp and a new kitchen design. Alastair Coey Architects involvement included the following; historical research; preparation of a measured survey of existing building; preparation of tender documents; applications for all statutory consents; preparation of an application for grant assistance; seeking of competitive tenders from suitably qualified contractors with relevant historic building restoration experience and weekly inspection of work on site; chairing of monthly site meetings, preparation of interim and final certificates based on contractors valuations. The contract was six months and was completed in June 2011 within the agreed contract timescale and budget.