DescriptionA stunning Edwardian home c 1907 superbly positioned minutes from the Cowper Luas and opposite the side entrance of Gonzaga College. Bradville has been recently refurbished and restored with a wonderful inspiring architecturally innovative design and a contemporary light-filled extension designed by Max O Flaherty of Aughey O Flaherty architects.
Above and beyond its architectural merit, Bradville is also a very practical deceptively spacious, warm and inviting home with a B2 BER rating. The gardens are a real asset, walled west facing to the rear capturing sun from dawn till dusk with a garage providing off street parking.
The property is really convenient close to Palmerston Park, Belgrave Square and The Dodder linear park, some of Dublin's finest schools including Gonzaga, Muckross, Alexandra, Sandford Park School, St Mary's College, Sandford National School, Kildare Place, Ranelagh Multi-Denominational and Scoil Bhride. Superb local shopping, delicatessens and fine eateries are nearby at Dunville Avenue and Ranelagh. The city centre is within 3km, and the Luas Line with 2 local stops at Cowper and Beechwood, a five minute stroll with Grafton Street only a 15 minute walk away.
The Cowper Gardens Estate was developed by William Pickering during the early years of the twentieth century and the following advertisement appeared in The Irish Times in August 1907.
''You could settle down in one of those charming villas with the knowledge that a better choice of a home in the Dublin district is impossible. On the outskirts of Dublin - in country surroundings - viewing the Dublin Mountains with the new Golf Links nearby, the Cowper Gardens Building Estate possesses in addition all town advantages. By train or tram you can reach central Dublin in a few minutes. Villas of attractive architecture with the modern fittings which constitute the desirability of a home have been built on this salubrious site''
Prince Edward is believed to have slept in one of the houses on Park Drive, when he opened the exhibition in 1907. Park Drive was originally known as Prince Edward Terrace but the name changed later when Anglo Irish relations became tense.
Front Garden: Original railings, curved path, garden well stocked with a variety of mature shrubs and flowering plants.
Side passage enclosed used as bicycle / bin store, door to front and rear garden.
Rear garden faces south west, red brick walls, laid out in lawn with mature shrubs, including acers, agapanthus, crocosmia, ferns, bamboo, & silver birch,
Vehicular access from lane just off Tudor Road.
Side passage, brick paving, partly covered with 2 timber doors to front garden.
Outside tap and outside power points.
Garage 17.8 x 10.45
AccommodationHall 2.20m x 7.75m. Coved ceiling, centre rose, polished oak floor, radiator, original staircase to first floor.
WC Tiled floor, painted tongue & groove paneling, contemporary suite, wc, wash hand basin, mirror.
Drawing Room 4.26m x 4.59m. Large bay window, original timber mantelpiece with tiled inset, brass canopy and slate hearth, polished timber floor, coved ceiling, centre rose & picture rail.
Kitchen / Dining Room / Living Room 7.14m x 9.95m. Contemporary extension designed by Aughey O'Flaherty architects and completed in 2014. Contemporary classical bespoke Arena kitchen,
with generous array of units at high and low level, integrated Liebherr larder fridge , Siemens steam oven , Siemens electric fan oven, warming drawer , Siemens 5 plate gas hob, Best extractor above, generous storage from pull out drawers, rectangular shaped stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, Corian worktop with tiled splash back, oak shelf above, recessed lighting, large central island / breakfast bar, large stainless steel sink unit, Grohe blue mixer tap, integrated Neff dishwasher, integrated recycling bins, generous array of storage drawers and cupboards, breakfast bar with timber effect top and storage below, 3 pendent lights, exceptional 7 door full height storage cupboards with a variety of storage units and pull out drawers / larder units, and incorporating Liebherr larder freezer.
Dining / Living Area Wide plank French oak flooring, bespoke shelving set in recess , 3 sets of pull out soft close drawers below an oak window seat in box bay window with oak detail, exposed red brick wall, bespoke McNally folding French door to patio and garden, 4 section glazed windows above, verandah with brick patio and paneled beech ceiling above, recessed lights, pocket and glazed double doors to
Family Room 3.82m x 4.76m. Wide plank oak floor continues, 2 sets of bespoke bookshelves set in alcoves with oak pull out drawers below, opaque glazed fixed window, cast iron wood burning stove, 3 pane picture window, radiator.
Glazed Pocket doors from kitchen to:
Utility Room 2.04m x 3.42m. Wide plank oak flooring continues, floor to ceiling window and door to side passage, oak bench, Blanco stainless steel sink unit , generous storage below, plumbed for washing machine and condenser dryer, large hot press/ boiler area, Potterton Promax gas boiler, Joule water tank, wired for solar panels (but not installed).
Original staircase to first floor.
Landing 4.64m x 5.52m. Coved ceiling, polished timber floor, radiator, shelved storage cupboard with tongue & groove detail housing hot press, separate storage cupboard, door to
Main Bedroom 4.15m x 4.53m. Large bay window, coved ceiling, polished timber floor, bespoke 4 door wardrobe, with generous storage, a pair of fitted bookshelves with two drawers below, original painted cast iron mantelpiece with tiled inset and hearth.
Bedroom 2 3.90m x 3.07m. Double room, polished timber floor., original painted mantelpiece with tiled and cast iron inset and tiled hearth, double glazed picture window,
Ensuite 1.84m x 2.84m. Tiled floor, tongue and groove new paneled walls, inset mirror, large step in shower, glazed shower door and glazed panels , tiled shower with rainwater shower head and hand attachments, wash hand basin, wc, heated towel rail / radiator , window shutter, recessed lights.
Bathroom / Wetroom 2.40m x 2.72m. Fully tiled, bath set in tiled surround, mixer tap and hand shower attachment, storage above, 3 doors, shower rainwater shower head and hand shower attachment, ¾ length window with shutter, wash hand basin, wc, storage cupboard with mirror front, heated towel rail / radiator, recessed lights. Glazed roof light.
Bedroom 3 2.71m x 4.24m. Polished timber floor, double glazed picture window, (bookshelves not included).
Bedroom 4 3.34m x 4.27m. Bay window, recessed lights, coved ceiling, polished timber floor, painted mantelpiece with tiled inset and hearth.
Bedroom 5 4.64m x 5.36m. Polished timber floor, 2 velux rooflights, picture window overlooking Gonzaga, generous storage in eaves area.
FeaturesRestored with flair and completed 2014
Stunning extension designed by Aughey O'Flaherty Architects,
B2 BER rating
South westerly orientation to the rear,
Windows restored to front elevation,
New double glazed windows to side and rear,
Garage to rear provides off street parking,
Wired for solar panels (not installed)
Edwardian detail with contemporary restoration.
BER DetailsBER: B2
BER No: 104457270
Performance Indicator: 124.35 kWh/m²/yr
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Ranelagh on 01 496 9909