6 Cambridge Road is truly unique - featuring incomparable style and substance in equal measure behind a classical red brick facade!
A wonderfully attractive Victorian family home enjoying a superbly convenient location in the heart of Rathmines, Number 6 has undergone a full 'back-to-brick' architectural renovation, significant modernisation and clever extension by its current owners.
Purchased in 2016, this property, a protected structure - has been the subject of a meticulous, comprehensive and sensitive restoration and renovation which was an extensive collaboration between the owners and their architect Adrian Hill. The painstaking refurbishment, undertaken with full planning permission, took the building back to the brick and the result is, in effect, a brand new family home, resplendent in period detailing and contemporary design and specification, through great attention to detail and use of only the best materials, technology and 21st century craftsmanship.
Presenting in turnkey condition, the light-filled, extended accommodation of this impressive semi-detached residence comprises in brief of a welcoming entrance hallway, interconnecting drawing and dining rooms, contemporary open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room, utility room, three double bedrooms, walk-in wardrobe/4th bedroom, family bathroom and guest w.c./wet room. This exquisite home is further complemented by landscaped gardens front and rear, with the rear enjoying a much sought-after westerly orientation and an enclosed side passageway.
Form and function were intrinsic to the architect's brief and the end result is clearly evidenced by the light, space, layout, style, warmth, design and storage in abundance throughout the property. Old and new combine seamlessly - high ceilings (3m approx.), cornicing and elegant room proportions are complemented by engineered white-washed oak herringbone floors, lime-washed original timber floors, on-trend wall colours and bespoke joinery etc.. The heart of this home is the bright and airy contemporary open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room, which was designed to accommodate modern family living and entertaining, whilst communicating effortlessly with the sun-trap rear garden, making this space a veritable 'outside room', enjoyed year-round. Upstairs three large double bedrooms and a single room (walk-in wardrobe/4th bedroom) are well serviced by a luxurious family bathroom whilst a guest w.c./wet room downstairs provides a second facility.
Description of this special home would not be complete without mention of its superb location. Situated on a tree-lined residential street linking Belgrave Road and Castlewood Avenue, the wealth of social and essential amenities of both Rathmines and Ranelagh are on your doorstep within walking distance. Local shopping is well catered for on Dunville Avenue, Upper Rathmines Road and Rathmines' main thoroughfare. Leisure and sports facilities can be enjoyed at Brookfield Tennis Club, Leinster Cricket Club, Dartry Health Club, Mountpleasant Tennis Club and Swan Leisure. The Stella Cinema, Omniplex cinema and several local hostelries cater for entertainment needs. Local playgrounds and mature green spaces can be found at both Belgrave Square and Palmerston Park. Several of Dublin's junior and senior schools are within striking distance, whilst public transport is plentiful with excellent bus routes and the LUAS at both Beechwood and Ranelagh closeby, making the car a luxury not a necessity. The city centre, St Stephen's Green and Dublin's principal places of business are only a pleasant 15-minute walk away.
Discerning buyers looking for a future-proofed period house in exemplary condition with style and substance in abundance, complete with sunny rear garden and a superb location need look no further; Number 6 is sure to entice and captivate!
Front garden -
A quarry-tiled pathway leads through the city front garden to:
A period front door with solid brass furnishings and double-glazed stained glass insert.
Entrance Hallway -
Warm and welcoming hallway with cornicing, centre piece, arch, dado rail and herringbone oak flooring. Understairs storage houses a cloak closet with the home automation controls, the data and audio networks, all the modern conveniences of a home built for the 21st century. Italian designed and manufactured, Rimadesio sliding doors transition you into a modern, bright and airy kitchen.
Drawing Room - 4.80m x 4.19m
Elegant reception room with bay window glazed with Slimlite, cornicing, picture rail, centre piece, handsome period marble fireplace, recessed lights, underfloor heating, lime-washed original timber floors. Large period folding doors to:
Formal Dining Room - 4.34m x 4.19m
Gracious reception room with cornicing, picture rail, centre piece, lime-washed timber floor, attractive period marble fireplace, feature custom-made fitted bookshelves, bespoke French doors with Slimlite glazing to sunny rear patio and garden.
Downstairs WC & Wet Room -
Beautifully appointed with tiled walls, concrete floor, Duravit wash hand basin with towel rail, Geberit w.c., Groehe rain shower head and opaque Slimlite sash window.
Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room - 8.47m x 4.38m
The heart of this home! Wonderful contemporary functional space with bespoke handmade floor to ceiling kitchen units with Silestone countertops, dual Miele dishwashers, Bora induction hob with in-built extractor fan, Siemens oven and steamer with warming drawer and integrated fridge freezer. Bespoke stainless steel and oak island incorporating breakfast bar, custom bench seating with integrated storage, polished concrete floor with underfloor heating, recessed lights, ceiling mounted speakers, in-wall wired for TV, Maxlight ultra-slim framed fully-retracting pocket sliding doors, large double-glazed window pane under cantilevered roof. Custom-made timber slatted wall with hidden door to:
Utility Room - 1.81m x 2.55m
Wall and floor units with sink unit, great storage, skylight, floor to ceiling window, plumbed for washing machine and dryer, ceiling mounted clothes airer, integrated freezer.
Storage cupboard, Velux window, herringbone oak flooring, dado rail.
Bathroom - 2.96m x 2.50m
Luxuriously appointed. Spanish tile with underfloor heating. Formoso ClearStone bath with reinforced floor, walk-in shower with centrally pumped power shower with Groehe fittings, w.c., Duravit wash hand basin unit with bespoke storage cabinet, wainscot walls, Velux, Arroll cast-iron radiator, recessed lights.
Bedroom 3 - 4.00m x 3.60m
Spacious double room to rear with sash window, Stira to attic, wired for TV and CAT6, Arroll cast-iron radiator.
First Floor -
Arroll cast-iron radiator, double-glazed stained glass picture window, cornicing, herringbone oak flooring.
Bedroom 1 - 4.34m x 4.09m
Very spacious principal bedroom with cornicing, custom built-in wardrobes, double-glazed Slimlite window overlooking rear garden, recessed and centre lights, 2 x Arroll cast-iron radiators, wired for CAT6, alarm point.
Bedroom 2 - 4.80m x 3.44m
Bright large double room to the front with double-glazed Slimlite bay window, cornicing, recessed and centre lights, feature period open fireplace with tiled hearth, ornate cast iron hood and surround, lime-washed timber floors, 2 x Arroll cast-iron radiators, wired for TV and CAT6.
Bedroom 4 / Walk-in wardrobe - 2.87m x 2.55m
Currently in use as a walk-in wardrobe with extensive custom built-in wardrobes and storage presses. Arroll cast-iron radiator, coving, recessed lights, Slimlite double-glazed window.
Front Garden -
Granite paving and quarry tiled pathway (repurposed from house internally), original wrought iron railings, security camera. Access to enclosed side passageway. On-street permit parking.
Rear Garden -
Due west sunny rear landscaped town garden, which is accessible from kitchen/family room, dining room and side entrance. Features limestone paving, external lighting, wired for electricity, sound and security cameras. Whitewashed walls border with horizontal timber fencing atop increasing the privacy and seclusion. Bench seating is cleverly positioned to take advantage of the sunlight. Borders are carefully planted with shrubs and flowering plants providing year-round interest and colour. A truly veritable 'outdoor' room ideal for entertaining and relaxing.
- Re-furbished and re-glazed all period windows with Slimlite double glazing;
- Re-roofed entire house;
- Re-pointed house and chimneys;
- Re-plastered, re-plumbed and re-wired house throughout;
- Installed new metal guttering;
- Installed satellite TV & Broadband connectors;
- Installed underfloor heating throughout downstairs and cast iron radiators upstairs;
- Insulated all original exterior facing walls and double insulation in attic;
- Installed Legrand home automation system with efficient zoned heating and lighting;
- Roofed passageway to create utility work / storage shed with power and light; and
- Remodeled and landscaped front and rear gardens.