This grand Georgian house on Fitzwilliam Square is on the market for €3 million
With five floors, a separate mews at the back, and one of the most enviable locations in Dublin, this home definitely stands out from the crowd.
Many of us are fond of the large Georgian buildings that populate the centre of Dublin. Such is their scale, and the fact that most are now commercial properties, it’s easy to forget that they were originally built to be homes, albeit on a grander scale than we’re used to.
28 Fitzwilliam Square South is one of the few that has remained as a private residence since it was built, and has in fact remained in the same family since 1922. Although it would benefit from some restoration in parts, its period features remain intact, including the original mantlepieces and ornate ceiling cornicing.
The hall door is also original, and opens into the large entrance hall that sets the tone for the rest of the house. Its high, decorated ceiling, dado rail and ornate archway lead you through towards the library at the front of the house, a living room, and a kitchen and sun room to the rear.
The library features mahogany bookcases and an original black marble mantelpiece, while the dining room has a triple sash window with working shutters. The basement level has an additional kitchen, an office, and a sitting room.
On the first floor are the home’s main reception rooms, the interconnected drawing room and dining room, with a separate sitting room. The drawing room was originally one room the full width of the front of the house, but has been divided into two, although this could be reversed. It looks out over the square, while the dining room looks to the garden.
The remaining two floors house the five bedrooms, as well as two bathrooms. There is also a kitchenette on the top floor that a new owner may wish to covert into an additional bathroom.
The walled, south-west facing garden has a lowered courtyard that can be accessed from the basement level, and leads to the mews building at the rear of the property. It is in a derelict condition, but still retains features of the original horse stables that were there, including stalls with a loft space above.
This can also be accessed from a laneway behind the house, and so could be used for parking, or could be converted into an additional office space or accommodation, subject to planning permission.
28 Fitzwilliam Square South is on sale through Sherry Fitzgerald, click through our gallery for the full tour.