Ranelagh has long been a much-loved residential area in south Dublin – and for good reason. Located in Dublin 6, the neighbourhood is within a 20-minute walk of Stephen’s Green. What’s more, it’s serviced by bus routes 11, 11A, 18, 44, 44N, 48A and 48N, as well as the Luas green line.
Amenities are plentiful in Ranelagh too, with schools, shops, pubs and local eateries located on your doorstep. Want to make this urban area your home? Have a look at this Victorian property available to buy right now.
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To enter 36 Mountpleasant Avenue Lwr, you must climb a short flight of granite steps; at the top of which a large, blue door grants access to the hall.
This entrance hallway is beautifully lit, thanks to the fanlight over the doorway and a large window above the inside stairs. What's more, its wooden floors are part of the original Victorian design, making the place feel instantly warm and homely.
From here, pass through to a spacious, double reception room. Estate agent Lesley Ann Devins at Sherry Fitzgerald says this room is “rich in period detail”, including the original cast-iron fireplaces, high ceilings and sash windows with working shutters.
The current owners have complemented the period features with both old and modern art and furniture; which somehow makes the place feel comfortable and familiar.
What's more, these joint reception rooms boast lovely views over the front garden; the landscaped, 150-foot rear garden, as well as the nearby dome of Rathmines Church.
A place to unwind
This living area is an ideal size for big families or those who like to entertain; with plenty of room for guests to sit.
Not only that, it's an excellent place to switch off from the outside world. With no TV in this room, the new owners can take a book from the built-in shelves and curl up on their favourite chair for a bit of escapism. That being said, there are TV ports available should the new owners wish to have one.
A place to work
This property also comes with a home office, with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and large desk space. Whether you work from home or have teens in need of a study area, this room is perfect for peace and quiet. Alternatively, this space could easily be transformed into a walk-in wardrobe or vanity room.
There is also a separate, more spacious study upstairs, which comes with painted-green floorboards and ample storage. This could also be used as a double bedroom or playroom if needs be.
The spacious, country-style kitchen comes with a terracotta tiled floor and an exposed brick hearth. There is also an integrated De Dietrich double oven and a five-ring Britannia gas hob with overhead extractor. A wheeled butcher’s block is installed for food preparation, while other features include a double sink unit with mixer tap and recessed lighting.
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Not only that, the kitchen is plumbed for a dishwasher and grants double-door access to the garden. A nearby utility room houses the washing machine and additional storage units.
The main family bathroom has panelled walls, a sash window, WC, bidet, bath and hand basin. A second bathroom also has a bath, as well as a Velux window. Meanwhile, downstairs there is an additional shower room, which is fully tiled and features a shower cubicle and heated towel rail.
Upstairs, there are four double bedrooms spread out across two floors. As with the reception rooms downstairs, these rooms are well lit and offer views across to the dome of nearby Rathmines Church.
Two of these bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, one has Velux windows, while two have sash windows with working shutters.
The south-west facing garden to the rear of the property measures 150-foot in length and has an exceptional view of the dome of Rathmines Church. There is a patio area which acts as a suntrap, and an archway leading to a lawn.
The garden is described by the local estate agent as “a romantic cottage garden”, with mature herbaceous borders, and raised plant beds which are “well stocked with old roses, perennials, wisteria, clematis, grasses, flowering plants, shrubs and spring bulbs”.
At €1,450,000, this Ranelagh property doesn't come cheap. But if you hit the jackpot in the lottery (or if you have some secret savings tucked away), it could make a dream family home.
Photos: Lesley Ann Devins at Sherry Fitzgerald, via Daft.ie
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