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This Rathmines Home of the Year finalist is on the market for €1.425 million


By Megan Burns
12th Oct 2021
This Rathmines Home of the Year finalist is on the market for €1.425 million

The Victorian redbrick was lovingly restored after lying empty since the 1980s, but has been given a new extension alongside its period touches.

One of this year’s Home of the Year finalists, a refurbished Victorian redbrick in Rathmines, has been put on the market, 25 Castlewood Park

The three-bed home belongs to Kate and Cian O’Driscoll, who bought it in 2018 when it hadn’t been lived in since the eighties. The couple completed a careful refurbishment, saving what they could, including original floorboards, doors, architraves and fireplaces.

Rathmines Home of the Year finalist

New sash windows that matched the old ones were installed, and a new extension was added at the rear, adding a bright, modern space.

The living room at the front of the house was a hit with the judges. Its calm, neutral palette was punctuated with warm rusty tones, while a sash window looks out to the front garden. A dining room painted in a rich, warm brown also sits in the original part of the house.

Rathmines Home of the Year finalist
Photo: RTE

The extension at the back of the house has a striking glass panel that runs from the ceiling down one of the walls, creating a stream of light, making the space very bright, while further glass panelling only increases this feeling. 

This kitchen space has modern green units, including a large central island with a seating area, and a combination of tiled and herringbone wood floors. 

Rathmines Home of the Year finalist

Upstairs, the bedrooms are painted in warm neutral colours, with a wallpapered alcove in the nursery adding a fun touch. There are two bathrooms upstairs, one with a freestanding bath with traditional style brass fittings, while the second has a feature tiled floor with a large walk-in shower, while the sink sits in a beautiful wooden unit.

The walled rear garden has been landscaped with a patio area and an artificial lawn, which works well for outdoor seating.

Rathmines Home of the Year finalist

Although the house didn’t win the overall prize, it’s still a stylish home that has been beautifully renovated.

Click through our gallery to see the full tour of this home, which is on sale through Sherry FitzGerald.