Ma­ture seclusion in Ranelagh

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - The Market - ROSE DOYLE ¤925,000

De­scrip­tion: 1940s semi-de­tached, two storey house with good gar­dens, three bed­rooms, two re­cep­tion rooms, kitchen/ break­fas­troom - all in walk-in con­di­tion. Agent: DNG The ex­u­ber­ant wis­te­ria arch­ing across the front of 5 Tu­dor Road is clearly ven­er­a­ble, its whole­some­ness the re­sult of care and at­ten­tion, a liv­ing sculp­ture in­di­cat­ing good things about the house. And so it goes: num­ber 5’s in­te­rior has in­deed been cared for and ap­pre­ci­ated in the same at­ten­tive fash­ion as its wis­te­ria. This is a house and gar­dens in walk-in c on­diti on, wait­ing to be lived-in again.

Tu­dor Road is quiet and wind­ing, close to Cow­per Luas sta­tion and well back from Ranelagh’s busier, main thor­ough­fares. Its houses rarely come to the mar­ket and, when they do, they sell well; one a few doors down from num­ber 5 sold for ¤1.2 mil­lion just weeks ago. Agent DNG is ask­ing ¤925,000 for what is an ex­ecu­tor’s sale at num­ber 5.

The floor space, cov­er­ing 119sq m (1,280sq ft), in­cludes three bed­rooms, a couple of tra­di­tional in­ter­con­nect­ing re­cep­tion rooms, a kitchen/break­fas­troom and fam­ily bath­room.

White and the palest pas­tels have been used on walls and wood­work ev­ery­where, high­light­ing the gen­er­ous light through wide win­dows. Some o r i g i nal f e a t ur e s , s uc h as ban­is­ters and doors with brass fin­ger­plates and knobs, have been pre­served, and the style is faith­ful to the house’s orig­i­nal in­ten­tions.

The re­cep­tion rooms have orig­i­nal slid­ing doors be­tween them and, in each, a pe­riod-style cast-iron fire­place. The floors are a honey-coloured par­quet (a match with the hall­way floor­ing) and a French win­dow in the din­ingroom opens to the west-fac­ing, rear gar­den.

This, to­gether with the front gar­den, is a def­i­nite ad­di­tion to num­ber 5. Partly paved, with a wind­ing foot­path and small lawn, it has thriv­ing Vir­ginia creeper, laven­der and rose bushes and plants of many kinds. The break­fas­troom, which was ex­tended from the kitchen and has enough win­dows and light to be a sun­room, ben­e­fits hugely from over­look­ing the gar­den.

The high-gloss ter­ra­cotta floor­ing in the L-shaped kitchen/break­fas­troom nicely re­flects the light, as do the hard­wood work­tops.

The fam­ily bath­room, tiled in shades of white and grey with oc­ca­sional black, has both bath and shower, tongue and groove walls and a win­dow for nat­u­ral light.

The land­ing has book­shelv­ing and stor­age and all three bed­rooms have no­tably high ceil­ings. Two of th­ese are to the rear, one has ex­ten­sive built-in war d r o b e s , the other a cast-iron fire­place. A third, front-fac­ing bed­room has two win­dows as well as a cast-iron fire­place and built-in wardrobes.

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