The Irish Mail on Sunday
Decorative delights hidden in a Victorian terrace…
…in an enviable location
The extraordinary decorative features that you find behind the hall doors of so many seemingly plain-looking Victorian terraced homes never ceases to amaze. This five-bed 224sq.m/ 2,415 sq.ft end of terrace, bay windowed home is no exception. Cross the threshold and the quality of the ornate ceiling cornices and plasterwork are immediately apparent, as are the architraves surrounding the large panelled internal doors – particularly in the interconnecting high-ceilinged living rooms. The staircase and original marble fireplaces are also lovely period features.
The house is currently laid out with two kitchens, the main one where you’d expect it, downstairs off the hall, and the second fitted into an upstairs bedroom. This could easily be removed to return the property to the fine family home it is.
Accommodation includes the hall, large interconnecting living rooms and the kitchen downstairs, which also has a sunroom extension with a freestanding stove for family living and dining. Upstairs, a large double bedroom and a fine bathroom are located on the first floor return, and there are three more bedrooms further upstairs, one with a very stylish tiled en suite with a large glassdoored power shower.
The studio at the back has a separate entrance and is suitable for medical use. There is plenty of off-street parking in the gravelled front garden, while at the back is a paved patio garden.
New owners will very likely want to change one or two of the elements, such as the upstairs kitchen, but the enviable location on this mature, leafy residential road is close to St Stephen’s Green.
Call Felicity Fox (01) 633 4431