'Northcote', 17 Temple Gardens is without doubt one of the finest family homes to come on the market in Dublin 6 this year. Number 17 has been occupied in turn by six generations of the same family. The street on which the house stands was built largely in the first decade of the 20th century, and it was during this period that David Telford and his wife Edith moved in. Telford was a self-made man from humble rural roots in County Antrim. He had come to Dublin with little other than the clothes he stood up in but by now, in his 50s, had risen to become a Partner in accountants Craig Gardner and Chairman of the Theatre Royal and the Gaiety. According to family lore, they rented the house whilst awaiting the completion of their own, but they liked it so much that they eventually purchased it in 1918 - exactly one hundred years ago this year.
'Northcote' has immense charm and character, enjoying an enviable position on the south side of this stunning tree lined road, one of the most sought after and prestigious roads in Dublin. The entire home has been lovingly maintained and enjoys all the elements of elegant and comfortable family living with all the reception rooms on one level. The interior is superb, rich in period detail with high ceilings, wonderful period fireplaces and joinery synonymous with the Edwardian era all enhancing rooms of elegant proportions. Superb natural light flows through large original sash windows. The accommodation is laid out over two floors with a two storey return and comprises a large welcoming hallway, 3 elegant reception rooms with original Edwardian mantelpieces, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, pantry and six bedrooms upstairs.
The property is just 2 miles from St. Stephen's Green in a wonderful residential location superbly convenient to all the amenities of Rathmines, Rathgar, Ranelagh, Donnybrook and Dartry nearby and within a stroll of excellent local shopping at Upper Rathmines Road and Dunville Avenue. Some of Dublin's best schools and universities are within easy reach of the property. The renaissance of Ranelagh and Rathmines gives a choice of trendy ...