DescriptionStanding tall and distinct from its neighbouring properties, No.65 is a very handsome three-storey bay-windowed Victorian home, which is nicely positioned on the southern corner of Kenilworth Square at the junction of Leicester Avenue. Offering light-filled, versatile accommodation of 253sq.m. approx. with 3-4 reception rooms and 4-5 bedrooms, this welcoming home is further complemented by a private south-facing rear garden.
Laying claim to its own unique piece of history, this imposing residence was once home to a Professor Ludwig Hopf (July - December 1939), a then 54-year old German Mathematician and First Assistant to Albert Einstein and friend of world-renowned Psychoanalyst Carl Jung. He fled Germany with his family, a country then perched on the brink of war in 1939 to take up a specially created lecturing post in Trinity College. Writing to his friends back in Germany, he describes living in “a very beautiful, very famous and very expensive corner of Europe”, which still rings true today.
No.65 has been lovingly maintained and enjoyed by its current owners, a who have both lived and worked comfortably within this wonderful flexible space for the last 40 years. Upgraded and extended in recent years, this is a very warm and inviting home. Two interconnecting reception rooms, contemporary kitchen, large family room and shower room are well laid out on the ground floor and communicate from several access points with the sunny southerly rear garden and courtyard. On the first floor and return are a study/bedroom, shower room, double bedroom and magnificent drawing room, which spans the full width of the property. The second floor accommodates two further double bedrooms, one of which, the principle bedroom enjoys full width as with the drawing room. A bathroom is tucked away on the second floor.
Superbly located in the heart of Rathgar, with all social and essential amenities on the doorstep to include excellent local shopping and schools across Rathgar as well as Terenure and Rathmines. Sure to be of appeal to a wide and discerning demographic, whose checklist now includes the all-important home office, whilst not compromising on the day-to-day living and bedroom space - No.65 comfortably lends itself to this reality whilst offering that and much more.
Viewing is highly recommended.
AccommodationPorch Hall door with stained glass inset.
Entrance Hall Cornice, picture rail, Travertine tiled floor, arch, under stairs storage, storage/cloaks cupboard.
Living Room / Office 4.37m x 4.01m. Bay window with stained glass detail, open fireplace with cast iron inset, coving, picture rail, centre piece, stripped pine double doors through to:
TV Room / Office 4.11m x 3.68m. Coving, picture rail, centre piece, open fireplace, French doors to rear courtyard.
Shower Room 1.40m x 1.66m. Fully tiled, WC, WHB, shower cubicle with Aqualisa shower, extractor fan, small picture window, recessed lights.
Study Nook 2.58m x 2.68m. Storage cupboards. Baxi gas boiler, recessed lighting, tiled floor, sash window. Through to:
Kitchen / Breakfast Room 3.20m x 5.40m. Cream gloss wall and floor units with sink unit, countertop, tiled window sill, 2 velux windows, Baumatic hob, extractor fan, Baumatic electric oven, baumatic microwave / grill, Baumatic integarted dishwasher, integrated bin, integrated washing machine and tumble dryer. Door to side courtyard. Through to:
Family Room / Dining Area 4.23m x 6.02m. Vaulted ceiling with 6 Velux windows, 4 picture windows, french doors to rear garden, Travertine tiled floor, gas fire.
1st Floor Return
Study / Bedroom 4 3.30m x 2.43m. Sash window. Use as you will - ideal nursery, study, bedroom.
Shower Room Fully tiled in Travertine, shower cubicle with Mira 88 shower, WC, WHB, picture window.
Drawing Room / Bedroom 5 6.13m x 3.40m. Elegant light-filled reception room with coving, centre piece, picture rail, 2 sash windows, handsome marble fireplace with hearth. Spans full width of property.
Bedroom 3 4.10m x 3.70m. Double to rear. Coving, centrepiece, picture rail, original fireplace, fitted wardrobes, sash window.
Landing Sash window, shelved walk-in hotpress, access to attic.
Bedroom 2 4.10m x 3.78m. Double to rear, coving, centre piece, picture rail, sash window, original open fireplace with cast iron inset, currently in use as a home office.
Bedroom 1 (Main) 6.13m x 4.00m. Double to front, full width of house, fitted wardrobe, handsome fireplace, 2 sash windows, coving, centrepiece and picture rail.
2nd Floor Return
Bathroom 3.30m x 2.10m. Sash window, cast iron claw foot bath tub with shower attachment and tiled splashback. w.c., bidet, w.h.b. unit with tiled splashback and mirror.
FeaturesHandsome 3-storey extended end terrace
Southerly rear garden and patio
Wonderful balance of gracious reception rooms and double bedrooms
Lovingly maintained over the last 40 years approx.
Versatile layout to accommodate a mix of living space, bedrooms and home office(s) to suit one’s needs
Contemporary kitchen with views over rear courtyard
Close to Rathgar village, Terenure village and Rathmines town centre
Internal telephone system over 3 floors
On-street permit parking
BER DetailsBER: Exempt
DirectionsFrom Rathgar Road, turn right onto Leicester Avenue, proceeding to Kenilworth Square. NO.65 is on your left hand side as indicated by the Sherry FitzGerald For Sale sign.
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Rathmines on 01 496 6066