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
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