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This is a truly classical light filled two storey Victorian double fronted semi-detached family home of great charm,superbly positioned in the heart of Rathgar, on this much sought-after, quiet, tree-lined residential road, tucked away off Rathgar Road. Number 45 was one the last houses to be built on Grosvenor Road - in 1885. The first occupier was Edward Maxton, who was a Justice for the peace in Westmeath and Longford. It has been a happy home to the current owners since 1997; a terrific welcoming home, with a really warm atmosphere and in that time has hosted special family events including birthday parties, first communions, confirmations, christenings. Extending to 2583 sq ft / 240 sq m approx., this home has a really versatile, flexible and spacious interior with a perfect balance of living rooms and generous bedroom accommodation. A big plus is that all the living rooms are on one level.
Rooms of elegant proportions with stunning original period detail including many with 12 ft high ceilings, fine mantelpieces, and sash windows many with working shutters epitomise the best architecture of Victorian times, complemented by a relaxed contemporary family-friendly interior. The reception entrance hallway is beautiful and features high ceilings with decorative plasterwork and an elegant carved winding staircase watched over by an original stained-glass window. The drawing room to the front of the house has wonderful high ceilings with ornate plasterwork, a large bay window and stunning marble mantelpiece. The family room has an original marble mantelpiece and French doors opening to the south-facing patio and garden. The kitchen / breakfast room is the hub of the house with a generous array of units and a lovely cast iron wood burning stove. A practical utility room off the kitchen provides extra storage.
Upstairs the home has great versatility, elegance and practicality with 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The main bedroom is stunning with a large bay window and shutters. Currently configured as 6 bedrooms, bedroom 2 and 3 were originally one and can easily be returned to the original layout. The home has been modernised and well maintained over the years.
The gardens are private. To the front and side are railed gardens screened from the road by mature evergreen hedging, a patio is a great suntrap, perfect for summer barbeques, enjoying a wonderful southerly aspect. A practical side entrance leads to the rear yard.
The location is terrific in an area with a real sense of community, within walking distance of an extensive choice of amenities including excellent shopping, educational and recreational facilities at Rathgar, Rathmines and Ranelagh. Sports facilities close by include Brookfield and Rathgar Tennis Clubs, Riverview Racquet and Fitness Club and Leinster Cricket Club. Some of Dublin's best senior and junior schools are within easy reach including Gonzaga College, St Mary's College, Muckross College, Alexandra College, Rathgar Junior and Rathgar National, Kildare Place, Scoil Bhride, Ranelagh Multi denominational and Sandford National. The city centre is approximately 2 miles from the property.
This is a wonderful, warm and inviting family home of immense charm and character with every conceivable amenity on its doorstep, ideal for those of you looking for a period home in Dublin 6.
AccommodationEntrance Hall 2.50m x 5.41m. Original hall door with stunning side panels with wrought iron fretwork detail, large fanlight above, Wonderful hall with detailed ceiling rose, cornice, dado rail, arch detail, wide plank polished timber floor, radiator cover, original stained glass sash window, impressive curved staircase to first floor.
Drawing Room 6.28m x 4.07m. Exceptional marble mantelpiece with detailed carving, cast iron inset and fitted gas fire, large bay window with working shutters and panelling below, 12 ft. high ceiling with superb, detailed cornice and centre rose, wide plank polished timber floor, bespoke fitted bookshelves, built in corner TV unit, radiator cover.
Family Room 5.15m x 5.41m. Original grey marble mantelpiece with cast iron inset and fitted gas fire, 12ft. high ceiling with ornate detailed cornice and centre rose, picture rail, large sash window with working shutters, wide plank polished timber floor, 2 radiator covers, French door with original shutters leads to garden.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 4.51m x 3.71m. Generous array of fitted units at high and low level, Silestone worktop, stainless steel sink, bin store, integrated Siemens dishwasher, Siemens 4 plate electric hob with extractor above, Siemens microwave, Siemens electric oven,Central Island/ Breakfast Bar - generous storage, Silestone worktop. Recessed lighting, 2 Pendant lights.
Tiled floor throughout kitchen and breakfast room, feature mantelpiece with granite lintel and brick back houses black cast iron wood burning stove, fitted alcove shelf above, Baxi gas boiler, 2 large wall hung radiators, hot press with immersion heater, 4 Velux windows, glazed door to rear yard and side entrance.
Utility Room 1.96m x 3.00m. Tiled floor, Velux window, generous array of fitted units at high and low level, plumbed for washing machine, fridge.
Shower Room 2.30m x 1.34m. Tiled floor, partly tiled walls with mosaic detail, large shower cubicle with Triton T90 electric shower, wc, wash hand basin, heated towel rail/radiator, sash window.
Bedroom 1 (Rear) 3.75m x 3.70m. Large sash window, cast iron mantelpiece, fitted wardrobes, dressing table, fitted study desk and shelves.
Landing Polished timber floor, ceiling with detailed coving, sash window.
FeaturesTwo storey Victorian double fronted semi detached family home
Rooms of elegant proportions with stunning original period detail including 12ft high ceilings
All living rooms are on one level
2/3 reception rooms, 5/6 bedrooms, utility room, shower room and bathroom
Wood burning stove
Superbly positioned in the heart of Rathgar
BER DetailsBER: D2
BER No: 113689434
Performance Indicator: 265.3 kWh/m²/yr
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Rathmines on 01 496 6066