In good shape on quiet D6 road

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - Property The Market - 1.1m ALANNA GAL­LAGHER

De­scrip­tion: A three-bed­room, mid ter­race, pe­riod red­brick on one of Ranelagh’s nicest roads. Agent: Quillsen Since 2010 a to­tal of 14 houses have changed hands on Ash­field Road, a rel­a­tively short, red­brick-lined road in Ranelagh that leads from the main drag to a small green where it meets Beech­wood Road.

Prices have ranged from a low ¤465,000 for num­ber four in Septem­ber 2012 to a high of ¤1.052mil­lion in May of this year for num­ber 39, de­pend­ing on con­di­tion and the market.

Ni a l l Harbi n s o n , the co-founder of the me­dia-con­sul­tancy agency Sim­ply Zesty which sold to UTV in 2012 and founder of web­site Lovin’ Dublin, used to live at num­ber 40 which he sold in 2014 for ¤525,000 hav­ing com­mis­sioned in­te­rior de­signer An­ge­line Ball to re­dec­o­rate it.

Po­si­tioned at the green end of the road, num­ber seven is far re­moved from the late-night ac­tion of busier Ranelagh Road.

The mid-ter­race prop­erty, which has quarry-style tiles lead­ing up its gar­den path, was ren­o­vated to a de­sign by ar­chi­tect Henry Homer­sham, who made his name at deBla­cam & Meagher but is now UK-based.

The three-bed­room house, whi c h meas u r e s 149sq m/1604sq ft, is ask­ing ¤1.1mil­lion through agent Quillsen. It is next door to a prop­erty that was sold in 2006 for more than ¤2mil­lion.

The own­ers have al­ready moved out and taken their fur­ni­ture with them so the prop­erty has been smartly staged for sale by House & Gar­den Fur­nish­ings al­though it does feel a bit more uni­form than mere mor­tals would choose to do their dé­cor but it also gives the walk-in con­di­tion house a sense of pol­ish.

The hall is floored in Cana­dian maple and the in­ter­con­nect­ing re­cep­tion rooms have pol­ished floor­boards stained a warm ma­hogany colour and match­ing white mar­ble fire­places, cor­nic­ing and ceil­ing roses.

A rug laid on the floor of each room helps to soften the look and the acous­tics.

The back of the house has been opened up to span its width and com­prises liv­ing, din­ing and kitchen ar­eas with lantern roof lights and glass doors lead­ing out to the west-fac­ing gar­den all stream­ing light into the space.

The kitchen has Co­rian work­tops, duck egg blue-tiled splash­back and white lam­i­nate cup­board doors.

While you can hear the Luas as it makes its way from the Ranelagh stop to Beech­wood it is not in­tru­sive.

The gar­den, though small, has a pa­tio area that is a sun trap and feels com­pletely pri­vate. Pedes­trian rear ac­cess means you don’t have to clut­ter the front with bins.

The fam­ily bath­room is on the re­turn and is bright with a sep­a­rate shower and bath. There are devi mats un­der the traver­tine floor to warm it up, which the own­ers also ap­plied in the kitchen.

Up­stairs all three bed­rooms are dou­bles.

The rooms to the front over­look the green and aren’t at all over­looked. Park­ing is on street.

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