Though modest-looking from the outside, this unique property in Sandymount is deceptively spacious and homey. 19 Vavasour Square dates back to the Victorian era, though it’s been tastefully renovated throughout the years and now sits alongside the modern Aviva Stadium.
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Many of its original features still exist today; including timber flooring, ornate Victorian plasterwork with cornices, and a classic ceiling centre rose – and that’s just in the entrance hall.
From there, pass through to a large living room where new owners can enjoy a cast iron fireplace with a mahogany surround. High ceilings make the room feel bright and airy, while a framed window with wooden shutters gives it a warm, quirky feel. The current owners have tastefully blended the old-world features with contemporary furniture and lights.
Meanwhile, the kitchen has a rustic feel. With a green Aga range cooker, tiled floors and timber units; the family-friendly room oozes country charm. There’s even a 10-seater dining table, perfect for entertaining.
Should you have a big family or like your guests to stay the night, four double bedrooms offer plenty of sleeping space. There’s also a study which could be used as a fifth bedroom. Two bathrooms and a separate utility room are on-hand for convenience too.
Outside, this property offers two secluded gardens; one to the front and one to the rear of the house. The front garden consists of a lawn with mature shrubs, while the back has a southerly aspect, lawn, and patio area. Though it’s in a city centre location, this house is at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, giving the new owners a chance to escape the noise.
One of the few downsides to this property is its ‘F’ BER. This means the house isn’t energy efficient and will be more costly to heat than it should. As the lowest BER a property can get is ‘G’, an ‘F’ isn’t too good. Changes such as new insulation, solar panels or increasing the window glazing can boost the BER significantly.
Overall though, this house is packed with character and has all the space (not to mention facilities) a family home could need. That, added to its central location, is why the house comes with the hefty price tag of €1,150,000.
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Photos: Owen Reilly via MyHome.ie