'A real hidden gem tucked away off Grove Road''
Welcome to 6 Grove Avenue - where a classical, mellow-aged brick exterior belies a chic, stylish and extensively refurbished interior of impressive proportions.
When purchased in late 2015 by the current owners, it was in need of complete refurbishment and modernisation, as evidenced by the E1-energy rating and condition before them. The brief to Bright Designs Architects was to maximise the light and space, making the accommodation conducive to warm, family-friendly, comfortable and practical living. The result, one will agree upon inspection, has been a resounding success. Now rated a very impressive B3, the deceptively well-appointed accommodation comprises hallway, 2 reception rooms, well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room, 3 double bedrooms (one with full bathroom ensuite) and shower room. The interior fit-out and décor was put together under the watchful design-eye of interior designer Ger Smyth in consultation with the owners. 'Olde worlde' style and charm now combine effortlessly with modern comforts and décor. Beautiful antique venetian cast iron radiators and salvaged cast iron fireplaces are complemented by the bespoke double-glazed sash windows, plantation shutters, hand-crafted cabinetry and joinery, Cole & Son wallpaper, oak flooring, mosaic tiling, contemporary bathroom suites etc.
Tucked away off Grove Road, adjacent the banks of the Grand Canal, Grove Avenue is blissfully quiet and is an L-shaped cul-de-sac of 11 houses, most of which date from circa 1901. No.6 sits midway on a terrace of 6 houses with individual south-facing gardens situated to the front. 5 minutes' walk will take you into Portobello whilst Rathmines and Harold's Cross main thorou ...