En­joy a dog’s life in Rath­gar

This at­trac­tive four-bed has been stylishly up­graded – so much so that even the dog gets a heated shower

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - Property The Market - 1.45m ELIZ­A­BETH BIRDTHIS­TLE

De­scrip­tion: Com­pletely re­stored and ex­tended four bed­room home in Dublin 6 Agent: DNG The ad­dress of 14A Garville Road sug­gests that this prop­erty is a new build ad­ja­cent to num­ber 14 on this quiet Rath­gar av­enue. This is not the case, in fact the prop­erty lies at the end of the ter­race and is a semi-de­tached Vic­to­rian prop­erty, po­si­tioned across the road from Num­ber 14.

Pur­chased in 2005, the cur­rent own­ers com­pletely over­hauled the prop­erty with the ad­di­tion of a new roof, plumb­ing and rewiring, and then in 2016 added a fine ex­ten­sion to the rear of the house, which now gives 200sq m (2,159sq ft) of floor space.

The re­sult is a very fine mix­ture of pe­riod and con­tem­po­rary de­tails; the for­mal re­cep­tion rooms to the front – both of which are in use as liv­ing ar­eas, create a con­trast to the new ex­ten­sion.

De­signed by ar­chi­tect Shane Santry of SSA – whose re­cent work in­cludes the Far­rier and Draper venue on South Wil­liam Street and The Dublin Lib­er­ties Dis­tillery on Old Mill Street – the dou­ble height ad­di­tion al­lows for a spa­cious open plan kitchen, liv­ing and din­ing space at gar­den level and a new guest bed­room on the up­per floor.

Im­ported from Bel­gium

The win­dows in the ex­ten­sion were im­ported from Bel­gium and ben­e­fit from heat re­flec­tive glass to en­sure the room is never too warm, and the ex­te­rior façade from the rear gar­den of York­shire brick mar­ries well with tones of the old gran­ite walls, fram­ing the win­dows to great ef­fect.

There are four bed­room up- stairs – three fine dou­bles and a sin­gle, which is cur­rently used as a home of­fice.

The prop­erty is in turnkey con­di­tion, and fea­tures lovely an­tiques along­side mod­ern touches.

The par­quet floor­ing in the front hall­way de­serves a par­tic­u­lar men­tion.

Sourced from Wil­sons Yard out­side Belfast, it is panga panga, a highly prized and durable wood which orig­i­nally came from the De Beers Di­a­mond Trade Cen­tre.

The tiered rear gar­den is low main­te­nance and has ap­ple, fig, and pear trees in ad­di­tion to twisted hazel and a va­ri­ety of maples, and has a highly con- ve­nient elec­tronic roller door for off street park­ing.

The fact that the prop­erty is at the end of a ter­race al­lows for a side en­trance.

Here, Otto, the fam­ily’s 65kilo New­found­land dog, ac- cesses the house and a small court­yard with a spe­cially in­stalled hot shower to wash away any grime af­ter his daily walks.

DNG is seek­ing ¤1.45mil­lion for the prop­erty.

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