Orig­i­nal D4 charm with apart­ment

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - Property The Market - ROSE DOYLE

De­scrip­tion: End-of-ter­race, three bed Vic­to­rian with sep­a­rate gar­den apart­ment Agent: Sherry FitzGer­ald As an ob­ject les­son in how to make a tra­di­tional style work with con­tem­po­rary liv­ing, num­ber 33 Welling­ton Place is a good ex­am­ple. With an em­pha­sis on the sump­tu­ous – orig­i­nal fea­tures are shown to great ef­fect against strong colours while con­tem­po­rary up­dates are kept s t y l i s hl y low-key.

Au­tumn’s warm colours suit num­ber 33. Gar­dens front and rear are a riot of red, yel­low and brown leaves cling­ing to old and or­na­men­tal trees with a rear ivy-cov­ered wall adding at­mos­phere. The ven­dors have owned num­ber 33 since 2004, when it was auc­tioned with a re­serve of ¤1.85 mil­lion.

Now it is on the mar­ket seek­ing ¤2.4 mil­lion through agent Sherry FitzGer­ald.

Built in the 1850s, the ven­dors have im­pressed their own style on the prop­erty but haven’t made any struc­tural changes since buy­ing. A 255 sq m (2,744 sq ft) floor area ac­counts both for the main house and a sep­a­rate and sep­a­rately ac­cessed apart­ment at gar­den level.

The for­mal re­cep­tion rooms are off a high-ceilinged, quite grand hall­way with creamy-yel­low walls, dado rails, cor­nic­ing, ceil­ing rose and light from a large and im­pres­sively in­tact fan­light. Both of the in­ter­con­nect­ing re­cep­tion rooms have white, mar­ble fire­places; the one in the din­ingroom has some nice or­nate de­tail.

Sash win­dows front and rear do what they do well and al­low good light on orig­i­nal doors (doors through­out the house are orig­i­nal), el­e­gantly plain cor­nic­ing and dado rails. The din­ing room has an in­ter­est­ing wall­pa­per with painted gold leaves.

There is a gal­ley-style kitchen and din­ing/break­fast room to the rear.

A glass-pan­elled door in the kitchen leads to steps down to the gar­den.

The large, dusky-pink painted fam­ily bath­room on the first re­turn has pan­elled walls and a glo­ri­ously long, deep bath un­der the win­dow. The bed­rooms, off the first floor land­ing, all have high ceil­ings, with a large open fire­place in the main bed­room.

The liv­in­groom in the sep­a­rate, gar­den level apart­ment has an op­u­lent air and hugely elab­o­rate mar­ble fire­place. There is a use­ful porch at the front en­trance, a bed­room with a large cast-iron pe­riod style fire­place and fit­ted wardrobes, a bath­room and an­other gal­ley-style kitchen.

This last room over­looks a pa­tio to the side of the house and has a door to the gar­den.

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