Mature seclusion in Ranelagh
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.