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This semi-detached house in Rathmines is priced at €1.75 million


by Grace McGettigan
09th Jul 2019
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If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a Victorian, red-brick home in Rathmines, this property is available to buy right now


With Stephen’s Green just three kilometres away, and a host of independent shops, cafés and restaurants on your doorstep, this refurbished house in Rathmines is worth a look.

Its address of 13 Grosvenor Place is near the redeveloped Swan Centre; including Fallon and Byrne, the Stella Theatre, Rathmines Library and the Omniplex cinema. What’s more, Rathgar and Ranelagh villages are within walking distance.

Throw in a selection of top-rated schools, plus a number of Dublin bus routes, and the four-bedroom house becomes a desirable place to call home. Here’s everything you need to know about the restored period property.

13 Grosvenor Place

Located at 13 Grosvenor Place, this semi-detached house named Fleur de Lis dates back to the Victorian era. Many of its original features still exist today, including generously proportioned rooms, marble fireplaces, working window shutters and impressive cornice work.

Just a short walk from the centre of Rathmines village, this house has been meticulously refurbished to blend old features with the new. Some of its modern features include Villeroy and Boch appointed bathrooms; a modern Arena kitchen, gas-fired central heating, as well as a trendy Sonos sound system.

Estate agents at Lisney say, “On first entering the impressive reception hall, one is struck by the taste and flair with which this property has been restored. Highlights include beautifully appointed, well-proportioned interconnecting reception rooms, complete with 3.63 metre high ceilings.

The drawing room feels cosy and homely; with varnished timber floorboards, very fine cornice work, centre rose, and marble fireplace with tiled hearth. Measuring 4.90 x 4.80 metres, this room is spacious enough for family gatherings and/or entertaining guests. It also boasts a TV point and easy access to an additional living area at the back of the house.

Kitchen

The well-fitted Arena kitchen comprises of extensive storage cupboards and drawers. There’s also stainless steel worktops with a five-ring Bosch hob and Neff extractor; integrated Bosch oven and microwave; centre island with granite worktop; and a one and half bowl sink unit.

The kitchen also boasts a Stanley stove in the chimney breast, and it’s also plumbed for a dishwasher. What’s more, the Crema Marfil tiled floor and recessed lighting create a homely atmosphere.

This Crema Marfil tiled floor extends to the dining area, which comes with a feature Atrium roof light and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors to the rear garden. There’s also a seating area and TV point for family relaxation.

Accommodation

There are four bedrooms in this Rathmines house, two of which feature en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom measures a spacious 5.40 x 4.80 metres; and boasts ceiling coving, picture rail, and marble fireplace with cast iron inset and slate hearth. It also has a luxurious walk-in wardrobe and easy access to the ensuite.

The main family bathroom comprises of a WC; his-and-hers wash hand basins set on a granite plinth; a feature free-standing bath; corner shower unit and painted timber floorboards.

Outside

This Rathmines house also has professionally landscaped grounds. Designed by Rachael Lamb Garden Designs, the illuminated front garden offers a degree of privacy; laid out in lawn with an attractive paved path leading to the hall door. It is bordered by box hedging, shrubs and bushes, as well as a generous stone patio.

Elsewhere, the beautifully landscaped rear garden boasts a Sylvian outlook. Estate agents at Lisney say, “It is well walled with attractive granite walls, laid out in low maintenance artificial lawn, bordered by box hedging, Acer shrubs and large paved patio”. It also has a side gate, car port and Barna shed for storage.

For those who enjoy BBQs or outdoor entertaining, the well-maintained patio out-back is perfect for al-fresco dining.

At €1,750,000, this Rathmines home is far from cheap; perhaps worth playing the lotto?

Photos: Lisney


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