DescriptionA rare opportunity to acquire one of the most stunning detached homes in Dublin 6. Built in 1893, Norwood is a double-fronted Victorian home, on 0.3 acre approx. of exceptional mature private walled south facing gardens with an unparalleled location on Cowper Road. Located less than a minute from the Luas at Cowper and directly across from the Mageough Home, a beautiful architectural gem which was bequeathed originally by Ms Elizabeth Mageough to the Church of England in Ireland, built in 1878 on a site bought from Rt. Hon. Cowper Temple, a relative of Lord Palmerston, the then British Prime Minister.
After the Mageough Home was built, Cowper Road, Temple Gardens and Temple Villas were developed around it. One of only 4 houses of the same design in the area, 3 of which are on Cowper Road and one on Temple Gardens, it enjoys generous accommodation over 2 floors extending to 336 sqm / 3617 sqft approx. Norwood is a home of enormous charm where 3 elegant reception rooms 2 of which interconnect, enjoy a wealth of exquisite original period detail to include lovely French Victorian double entrance doors, a magnificent Victorian staircase, ornate mantelpieces high ceilings and decorative cornices. The kitchen with Aga is at the heart of the house overlooking the gardens ,with a practical utility and butlers pantry providing exceptional storage.Upstairs 5 double bedrooms await including a great ensuite main bedroom which overlooks the Mageough home.
The gardens are a real asset to the property. The front garden with original wrought iron railings from the Lion Foundry in Scotland, has generous secure off-street parking for up to 6 cars, is landscaped and bordered by mature beech hedging. A wonderful secluded rear garden (116 ft. x 65ft approx.) provides multiple options for outdoor dining and recreation. It benefits from an ideal south-facing orientation is set out in lawn with mature borders of specimen trees and herbaceous planting, creating year-round interest.It has pedestrian access to a gated rear lane .
The location is superbly convenient, with a real sense of community all less than 2 miles from St. Stephen's Green. Ranelagh, Rathgar, and Rathmines are all within easy walking distance, providing some of the best cafés, restaurants, boutiques, and artisan shops in Dublin …. Morton's and The Best of Italy on Dunville Ave, and Fothergills on Upper Rathmines Road with the Stella cinema at both Ranelagh and Rathmines .Some of Dublin's top schools are nearby including Gonzaga College, Alexandra College, Muckross College, St. Mary's College, The High School ,Sandford Park, Kildare Place, Scoil Bhríde, Sandford National and Ranelagh Multi-Denominational. UCD and Trinity Universities are also within easy reach, as is the M50.
During their time in Norwood, the current owners have lovingly maintained and been careful to preserve the Victorian heritage of this house.
They are selling after 35 years a house that is perfect for family living - period without being austere, comfortable in the best sense of the word, sun-filled, manageable and elegant. Having raised four children, all of whom are now settled, it is time for the current owners to move on and allow the new owners to write their own chapter in the history of Norwood.
This fine house has it all.
AccommodationPorch Entrance With quarry tiled floor leading to original paneled and glazed hall door with pediment, stained glass and wrought iron detail.
Reception Hall 2.10m x 9.10m. Coved ceiling with picture rail and dado rail and stunning carved staircase.
Drawing Room (front) 5.10m x 7.00m. Large bay window with leaded and stained-glass detail, fine original marble mantelpiece with fitted gas fire, slate and brass inset, slate hearth, coved ceiling and picture rail. Double doors to:
Sitting Room (rear) 4.20m x 4.80m. Fine original marble mantelpiece with fitted gas fire, slate and brass inset, slate hearth, coved ceiling and picture rail, fitted bookcase, French door with stained glass and leaded detail leading to garden.
Dining Room (front) 4.50m x 6.30m. Box bay window with stained glass and leaded detail, coved ceiling, picture rail, attractive painted cast iron mantelpiece with slate and brass inset, slate hearth and fitted gas fire, polished timber floor. Door to:
Butler's Pantry 2.10m x 4.40m. Cork tiled floor, Velux window & small casement window.
Hall Return Quarry tiled floor, French door to garden.
Guest WC/Shower Room Wc, wash hand basin, shower, quarry tiled floor.
Cloakroom Door to semi-basement, with storage.
Kitchen/ Breakfast Room 4.60m x 5.80m. Bay window, tongue & groove paneled ceiling, quarry tiled floor, generous array of bespoke kitchen units, open display shelving, double sink, tiled splash back, oil fired double oven cream Aga set in original mantelpiece, Miele 5 ring gas hob, electric hob, plumbed for dishwasher.
Utility Room 2.10m x 4.60m. Quarry tiled floor, large stainless-steel sink with double drainer, tiled worktop, generous array of fitted units at high and low level, hot press with shelved storage, Potterton GF central heating boiler, plumbed for washing machine, Velux window. Door to Butler's Pantry and door to:
Garden Storeroom 2.70m x 7.60m. Concrete floor, shelved storage, window and two roof lights, access to front and rear gardens.
Stairs to First Return
Bedroom 1 / Library (rear) 4.50m x 4.50m. Original painted Victorian fireplace with cast iron surround and tiled hearth, cornice, extensive fitted bookshelves.
Study 3.10m x 1.50m. With fitted bookshelves
Landing With two stained glass roof lights, coved ceiling.
Bedroom 4 (rear) 4.20m x 4.80m. Cast iron open fireplace with tiled surround and hearth, window with stained glass and leaded detail, cornice.
Main Bedroom (front) 4.70m x 7.40m. Bay window with stained glass and leaded detail, cornice, fitted wardrobes, recessed lighting, door to:
Ensuite Bathroom 2.60m x 3.50m. Wc, double wash hand basin, bath with hand shower attachment, walk in shower, tiled floor, part tiled walls, window with stained glass and leaded detail, recessed lighting.
Bedroom 2(front) 5.50m x 4.50m. Cast iron fireplace with tiled surround and hearth, polished timber floor, two windows with stained glass and leaded detail.
Stairs to 2nd return
Bedroom 5 4.50m x 4.50m. Painted cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth, angled ceiling, polished timber floorboards.
Bathroom 3.00m x 2.20m. WC, wash hand basin, bath with wall mounted shower and shower screen, tiled floor and part tiled walls.
Front A superb large railed garden with electric gates set out with mature beech hedging, wide borders well stocked with mature shrubs and trees. Large gravel private parking area for six cars.
Rear Stunning mature red brick walled south facing garden. Superbly landscaped and set out with large lawn area, bordered by wide borders planted and well stocked with a variety of mature trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants and spring bulbs. A large patio and a second gravel patio are perfect for summer barbeques or a peaceful spot in which to relax, sheltered by mature box planting. Pedestrian gate to rear lane. A large garden store room provides exceptional storage and access to front and rear gardens.
0.3 acre of beautiful private gardens
Rear garden measures 116ft. x 65ft. approx. - enjoys a sunny southerly aspect
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Rathmines on 01 496 6066