Outstanding Victorian home, built in approximately 1890, cleverly redesigned and modernised within the last number of years to an extremely high standard of finish offering the ultimate in modern family living.
The sensitively decorated interior, completed in line with its period, offers spacious, well-proportioned accommodation of approximately 279 sq.m. (3,003 sq.ft.), with further living space of approximately 28sq.m. (301sq.ft.) available in the attic room, currently laid out as a fifth bedroom. This comfortable home is a wonderful example of fine restoration having been completely renovated with nothing left to chance and great attention to detail marrying its charm and original features of its era fully intact to include magnificent marble fireplaces, ornate ceiling cornicing, centre roses and high ceilings with today’s living requirements.
The gravelled drive and pedestrian path lead to granite steps, which open into a porch entrance with original decorative tiled floor and ornate cornice work. A very attractive hall door surrounded by glass panelling and stained glass windows either side brings you to the wide inviting entrance hall, which opens through to the modern kitchen/dining/family room at the rear and also leads to two magnificent interconnecting reception rooms, both with marble fireplaces, centre roses and ornate ceiling cornice work. The highly impressive open plan, modern kitchen/dining/family room also incorporates a utility area/laundry room, cloak hanging area and opens into the sunny rear garden and courtyard, ideal for al fresco dining. At the upper floors, there are four bedrooms, two of which are ensuite, and the master suite also comprising of a large walk-in wardrobe. The converted attic offers further accommodation as mentioned, and is ideal as a home office, guest bedroom or private quarters for an au pair. The rear garden is a particular feature enjoying the afternoon and evening sun, laid out mainly in lawn with a garden shed and an insulated studio/office plumbed and with electricity.
The location of this superb family home will be of great interest to those wishing to get a foothold in the Rathgar area. Both Rathgar and Terenure Villages are just a short stroll with a wide variety of amenities available on the doorstep. This is a largely residential area, approximately 4km to the south west of Dublin City centre, serviced with an excellent selection of local shops, to include The Organic Supermarket and a wealth of delis and eateries including Bijou, Foam Coffeehouse, Mayfield, Bellagio amongst others. There are a wide selection of schools to choose from, including Rathgar Junior School, Rathgar National School and Zion Parish School, The High School, Stratford College, St. Mary’s College, Terenure and Templeogue Colleges, and Alexandra’s College to mention a few.
Local parks nearby include Bushy Park and the Dodder Linear Park all excellent options for walks or running. Tennis is available in Rathgar Tennis Club and Ashbrook Tennis Club. Hockey at both Rathgar Hockey Club, Our Lady’s Hockey Club and Old Alex. Rugby clubs include St Mary’s and Terenure College. Golf is catered for in the surrounding clubs of Milltown Golf Club, The Grange and Castle Golf Club. For commuters the local bus routes include some of the most frequent in the city to include 14, 14C, 15, 15A, 15B, 65, 65B and 140. Two local Luas stops at Milltown and Beechwood service the area and are approximately 15 minutes’ walk from Rathgar village.
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