Dublin can be heaven in chic mews
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.
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.