Standing tall, proud and very handsome, and enjoying an enviable position well set back (82ft approx.) from this tree-lined road linking Ranelagh and Rathmines, Number 53 is a wonderfully gracious and imposing semi-detached Victorian home, extending to approx. 356sq m / 3,832 sq ft. (including a home office of 48 sqm / 517 sqft approx.), which is presented in fantastic condition complete with large landscaped private gardens.
The entire home has been magnificently renovated, restored and extended by its current owners with the best of 21st century craftsmanship evident. Ahead of its time, the renovation included a very substantial home office approx. 48 sq m/ 517 sq ft with its own separate entrance to the front perfect for today's 'working from home' requirements. 53 Charleston Road is a superb light-filled family home of great proportion and versatility with an exceptional balance of both living and bedroom accommodation. The beautiful gardens are an outstanding feature to the front, the large garden has parking for 4/5 cars comfortably. The impressive rear garden (100ft long approx.) is incredibly private, enjoys a much sought-after southerly aspect and has been tastefully landscaped to accommodate the entire family a large lawn is complemented by two large patio areas, ideal for 'al fresco' dining. This is a home with a wonderful atmospheric feel throughout.
Approached via a flight of granite steps, once inside you are immediately struck by the grandeur of the proportions and the beauty of the original period detail. The adjoining interconnecting reception rooms boast surprising width, and the tall ceilings and large sash windows ensure wonderful light throughout. Matching marble fireplaces and beautiful coving and centre roses have been carefully preserved. This is a fabulous living area and the perfect space for entertaining family and friends. Further along the hallway you reach the first return with a large dual aspect double bedroom and a well-appointed bathroom. From here a flight of stairs takes you down to the garden level where you are again struck by the superb proportions, floor to ceiling height, and light. The heart of this stunning home, everyday practical family living is much enjoyed here. There is a warm and welcoming kitchen complete with an inviting four-oven Aga, opening through to a dining room and on to a very well-proportioned family conservatory built by Hamptons. This room takes in wonderful views of the rear garden. To the side of the house there is a separate home office complete with a kitchenette and w.c.. This large space can be accessed from both the front and rear, which means visitors to the office do not need to enter the house.
On the first floor there are three generous double bedrooms. One on the return and one to the front of the house. The 'pièce de resistance' is the dual aspect luxurious main suite, which runs from front to back and was originally two double bedrooms, now a large bedroom to the rear, leading to a very spacious bathroom ensuite. A perfect place to relax and hide away from busy family life. A few short steps from the landing takes you up to a family bathroom, which completes the accommodation at this level.
Enjoying an almost unparalleled sense of convenience, the property is just 2 miles from St Stephen's Green in a location second to none with Rathmines and Ranelagh on its doorstep and within a short walk of local shopping at Ranelagh, Rathmines and Dunville Avenue. Some of Dublin's best schools are nearby including Sandford National, Ranelagh Multi Denominational, Kildare Place, Scoil Bhride, Gonzaga, St Mary's College and Muckross Park College, to name but a few. The area provides a great choice of restaurants and boutique shops, while the Luas has a stop close by at Ranelagh village. Sports clubs nearby include Mount Pleasant Tennis Club, Brookfield Tennis Club, Fitzwilliam Tennis Club, Milltown Golf Club and David Lloyd Riverview.
53 Charleston Road presents a unique opportunity to acquire a truly special 'forever home' complete with much sought-after 'home office/additional space', where light, space, layout, specification, on-trend décor, original features, flexibility, great gardens, excellent off-street parking and a winning location all combine in this superb handsome Victorian home.
Total Floor Area: 356 sqm / 3,832 sqft approx (including home office of 48 sqm/ 517 sqft approx.)
Hall Level -
Approached via a flight of granite steps
Wrought iron railings, boot scraper, door to:
Entrance Hallway - 2.00m x 8.81m
Welcoming hallway with intricate cornicing and arch with decorative corbels.
Drawing Room 1 - 5.00m x 4.60m
Elegant reception room with wonderful bay window with working shutters, original windows, intricate coving and centre piece, handsome marble open fireplace with raised basket and slate hearth, through to:
Drawing Room 2 - 5.00m x 4.60m
Gracious room with tall original sash window with working shutters, intricate cornicing and centre piece, matching marble fireplace. Lovely outlook over rear gardens.
First Floor Return -
Bedroom 3 - 2.54m x 3.90m
Double bedroom with built-in bed unit with storage under and fitted shelving, fitted wardrobes, coving, sash window, enjoys a wonderful outlook over rear garden.
First Floor -
Landing with stairs leading up to family bathroom on the top return.
Bedroom 1 - 4.90m x 4.60m
Luxurious suite spanning the depth of the house including large double bedroom, extensive handcrafted fitted wardrobes, window to rear garden. Steps up to:
Large Bathroom Ensuite - 3.90m x 4.60m
With wooden flooring, ceiling coving, walk-in shower cubicle with power shower, w.c., vanity unit with wash hand basin, marble countertop and storage, bath with marble surround flanked by handcrafted fitted units, two heated towel rails, extractor fan, window overlooking Charleston Road.
Bedroom 2 - 3.01m x 4.60m
Large double bedroom with excellent ceiling height, coving, fitted handcrafted shelving unit, large sash window overlooking front garden. Attic access.
2nd Floor Return -
Bathroom - 2.00m x 1.77m
Tiled floor, wc, wash hand basin, bath with power shower, tiled surround panelling, window to rear.
Garden Level -
Entrance Hallway -
Wide plank oak flooring, alarm panel, under stairs storage, utility room plumbed for washing machine and tumble dryer, houses 300 litre water tank. Double doors to family conservatory.
Guest WC - 1.55m x 2.50m
Tucked away under the stairs with w.c., wash hand basin with marble countertop, wide plank flooring.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 4.34m x 4.56m
Bespoke handcrafted kitchen with wall and floor units, coving, gas-fired Aga with two hotplates, warming plate and four ovens, Bosch two ring ceramic hob, large marble centre island with Franke sink, Bosch integrated dishwasher, Liebherr integrated fridge, pantry with Bosch oven, Liebherr freezer, soft close doors, bay window with window box seating and storage under, wide plank oak flooring, through to:
Dining Room - 4.90m x 4.57m
Wide plank oak flooring, handcrafted fitted pantry, open fireplace with black timber mantle and slate surround with brick inset. Folding double doors to family room and door to hallway.
Family Room - 6.78m x 7.68m
Sisal flooring, Hampton conservatory with two large lanterns, two electric Velux windows, bespoke handcrafted fitted units comprising bookshelves & cupboards, double French doors to south facing landscaped rear garden and patio.
Home Office (48 sqm / 517 sqft approx.) - 4.33m x 17.70m
Self-contained to the side of the main house. Fully equipped home office (CAT 5 wired throughout) complete with gas boiler, storage cupboards, kitchenette with sink unit and space for fridge. Skylight, w.c. with wash hand basin. Space for several desks and meeting table, double doors to front driveway and to rear garden, vaulted roof lights. Alarm panel (sharing the same system as the main house but is fully separate).
Front Garden -
Off street parking for 4/5 cars comfortably, well set back (82ft long approx.) from the main road, private and mature with tall trees to front, shrubs, manicured hedgerow, screened patio area at garden level entrance. Electric car charge point.
Rear Garden -
A real special feature of this stunning home. Measuring L.100ft x W.35ft approx., this superb garden enjoys a sunny southerly aspect and has been tastefully designed and landscaped to accommodate the entire family there is plenty of room to kick a football and two large patio areas, cleverly positioned to capture the sunlight at different times of day, are perfect for al fresco dining and relaxing. Two hanging nooks for hammocks have even been incorporated! Incredibly private and mature, this garden is bordered by mellow-aged brick and trellis fencing and is well stocked with mature hedging, four creeper clad archways, pebble pathway, a wonderful array of shrubs and flowering plants providing colour and interest year-round. A large cedar cabin is tucked away at the base of the garden and is currently home to a gym - use as you will.
- Gracious Victorian home of substantial proportions 356 sqm / 3852 sqft approx. (including home office)
- Superb landscaped gardens - 100ft southerly rear garden
- Comprehensively refurbished, modernised and extended
- Retains many original period features, all wonderfully preserved
- Tasteful decor scheme and on-trend tones throughout
- Versatile accommodation offering a great balance between elegant reception rooms and double bedrooms
- 4 reception rooms
- 4 double bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- Large office with separate entrance, wiring, alarm and zoned heating (48 sqm / 517 sqft approx.)
- Ample parking for 4-5 cars comfortably with electric car charge point
- Equidistant to both Ranelagh and Rathmines
- Ranelagh LUAS is a 5-minute stroll away
- TV points
- CAT 5 points
- Phone points