Dublin can be heaven in chic mews

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - Property The Market - BER­NICE HAR­RI­SON 975,000

De­scrip­tion: De­tached three bed mews of 189 sq m close to Lee­son Street bridge Agent: Lis­ney When it comes to city mews houses, two things top the list of fea­tures that buy­ers will look out for: prox­im­ity to the city cen­tre and a tucked-away lo­ca­tion. Warner’ s Lane in Ranelagh, lo­cated be­hind Dart­mouth Square and Lee­son Street, has both.

Num­ber 47 Warner’s Lane is a cou­ple of min­utes’ walk from the canal at Lee­son Street Bridge and so is just a stroll from St Stephen’s Green. And, de­spite its city lo­ca­tion, the es­tab­lished mews lane is quiet, with the en­trance to the house be­hind a dis­creet mod­ern screen.

Num­ber 47 was built 15 years ago by its ar­chi­tect owner, who, now with a grow­ing fam­ily, is up­siz­ing. The mews, with 189sq m (2,034sq ft) is larger than most houses of this type, with three bed­rooms as well as an at­tic con­ver­sion (plus en­suite) used as a fourth bed­room.

It’s a clev­erly de­signed build­ing where the ground floor is mostly open-plan but sub­tly di­vided into sec­tions so the liv­ing room is down a cou­ple of steps, the grey Arena kitchen with its large is­land is par­tially hid­den be­hind a curved wall, the break­fast area sits in a glazed bay and there’s an­other mostly glazed seated area. A wall that par­tially sep­a­rates the liv­in­groom from the space used as a din­ing area fea­tures a dou­ble-sided solid fuel Boru stove which throws heat into both spa­ces. There’s also a down­stairs toi­let and util­ity area.

Home of­fice

All that is when you turn left in the small hall­way; to the right is a sep­a­rate, mostly glazed area with a wood­burn­ing stove cur­rently in use as a home of­fice.

This room also opens di­rectly out to the small As­tro­turf ter­race, so could be ac­cessed with- out the need to go through the house, some­thing that might fur­ther ap­peal to buy­ers work­ing from home.

The bed­rooms are bright with good stor­age and there’s a fam­ily shower-room to ser­vice the three bed­rooms on the first floor.

Be­fore they move in buy­ers may wish to paint the ground floor liv­ing area to their own taste, but be­yond that there doesn’t look to be much else needed.

Out­door space is lim­ited, but what there is works: a sec­tion at the front for bins and bikes, and a small area near the door for sit­ting out.

The BER rat­ing is C3.

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