Tem­ple run con­tin­ues with an­other fine Vic­to­rian

Built in the 1880s, this huge house the chang­ing needs of mod­ern fam­i­lies, and its in­ter­con­nect­ing re­cep­tion rooms, games room and tennis court make it suited to en­ter­tain­ing

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - Property The Market - BERNICE HAR­RI­SON

De­scrip­tion: Six-bed­room home with 6,815sq ft/ 633 sq m on 0.75 acres, up­graded for mod­ern liv­ing Agent: Sherry FitzGer­ald and DNG Tem­ple Road in Dartry hit the prop­erty head­lines last year when num­ber 19 sold to for­mer Paddy Power boss Pa­trick Kennedy for ¤10.225 mil­lion. Since then, Ca­her­daniel, a large Vi c t o r i a n r e pl i c a new-build, sold ear­lier this year for ¤3.471 mil­lion – ¤1 mil­lion less than the ask­ing price. Mean­while num­ber 40, High Cross, which hit the mar­ket in Febr u a r y 2 01 5 seek­ing ¤7.5 mil­lion is still for sale. That price has since been re­duced to ¤6.4 mil­lion

Now num­ber 46, Eller­slie, is new to the mar­ket, as the Han­bys, so­lic­i­tor Paul and prop­erty de­vel­oper Fiona, who have lived there for 27 years, are down­siz­ing from the stately Vic­to­rian to an apart­ment. Sherry FitzGer­ald and DNG are the joint agents, quot­ing ¤5.9 mil­lion.

With 6815sq ft/633sq m on a site of 0. 7 5ac r e s , it is a sig­nif­i­cant prop­erty. When it was built in the 1880s it was a three-bed­room, three re­cep­tion house with a war­ren of rooms at base­ment level for ser­vants and a cut-stone coach house to the side. The re­quire­ments of mod­ern liv­ing in­evitably changed the lay­out, and now the coach house is in­cor­po­rated into the main house and the base­ment level has been opened up for fam­ily use.

The pro­por­tions of the re­cep­tion rooms, hall and land­ings, are grand. Off the hall is a large room on the left fit­ted out as a home of­fice with cus­tom-built ma­hogany shelv­ing and cup­boards.

On the right is a for­mal din­ing room and it opens into a sun­room which in turn links into the draw­ing room at the rear – the flow of these rooms is ideal for en­ter­tain­ing.

Down­stairs is the first of the six bed­rooms as a well as a fam­ily room, a large con­ser­va­tory, the kitchen and util­ity room.

Off the con­ser­va­tory on the right is a vast games room with a bar, shower-room and a sauna.

Up­stairs in the main part of the house are three bed­rooms, one with en suite and dress­ing room, an­other with an en suite up a flight of steps from the room, and the fam­ily bath­room.

The three storey cut-stone coach house, which is ac­cessed off the top land­ing as well as through the hall level, has a bed­room on each of the up­per floors with a garage and stor­age at ground level.

At the end of the vast lawn is a hard tennis court, and there is off-street park­ing be­hind elec­tric gates for sev­eral cars.

‘‘ The coach house is in­cor­po­rated into the main house and the base­ment has been opened up

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