DescriptionHunters Estate Agent is honoured to present to the market this stunning detached period home extending to a generous 412sq.m/4,434sq.ft. Set on the sought-after Grosvenor Road, this attractive house is undoubtably the finest house to come to the market in Dublin 6 this year. Set on a large private site with an outstanding south-west facing rear garden, swimming pool. ‘Rathmore’ is truly unique. This spectacular early Victorian, three bay home was built in the late 1840’s at a time when the expanding Irish professional upper middle class looked to create fine homes of distinction amongst those of a like mind in this leafy suburb. The house in the past was connected to the Barbor family and the prominent barrister and Indian administrator Sir James Alexander Ossory Fitzpatrick. Set on the western side of Grosvenor Road, ‘Rathmore’ is a fine red brick house proudly set back from the road with a splendid double height projecting bay window and ample off- street parking to the front. Throughout, excellent proportions and a wonderful quality of light abound. The house is full of period features with eye catching plasterwork and ceiling roses, shutters, four panel doors and fire surrounds, just waiting to become the showpieces of a rejuvenated home. Outside, the owners have created a paradise garden with heated outdoor swimming pool, and mature lawn with specimen planted trees. It is rare for a property such as this, to come to market in this day and age. Viewing is highly recommended.
Upon entering the property, one is welcomed by the impressive reception hall with stunning ornate plasterwork and cornice leading through an arch to the inner staircase hall, with its magnificent carved newel post and mahogany handrail. To the left, a spectacular living room sits to the front, while to the rear a drawing room looks out over the swimming pool through a bay window. To the right, a dining room has the benefit of the morning light flooding through a bay window. This in turn opens into the large kitchen with its quarry tile floor. To the rear of the kitchen, a fine conservatory provides a light filled bridge between the house and the playroom, which doubles as the pool changing area. Doors lead out onto the patio surrounding the large heated pool, allowing for a wonderful flow. Off the dining room there is a butler’s pantry and there is also a utility room and shower room, which complete the ground floor accommodation. Rising to the first floor, one finds at return level a lovely bedroom with stove. Rising up a further flight of stairs brings one to the main bedroom accommodation with a grand master bedroom, two further excellent double bedrooms and a bathroom. A further small flight of stairs leads to the fifth bedroom with an antechamber dressing room.
Outside to the rear there is the stunning heated pool surrounded by a landscaped patio. This in turn leads to a large lawn with specimen planted mature trees. The gardens are west facing and so get the full benefit of the sun into the late evening. There is also a wooden garden shed and a block-built boiler house. To the front, fine cast iron railings enclose a large off- street gravel parking area, accessed through granite topped gate piers, bordered by mature planted beds including hydrangea, lavender, and specimen shrubs and trees.
Grosvenor Road is regarded as one of the finest residential addresses in the city. It is a quiet sylvan setting with a fine selection of varying architectural styles. Located less than two miles from St. Stephen’s Green, it has the benefit of Rathgar, Rathmines and Ranelagh within strolling distance, providing some of the best cafes, restaurants, boutiques and artisan shops within the Dublin area. Some of Dublin’s top secondary schools are nearby including St. Mary’s College, High School, Gonzaga College, Alexandra College, Muckross College, and the newly co-educational Sandford Park. Junior Schools are also well provided for with the house in the catchment for Kildare Place School (KPS), St Louis, Rathgar Junior School(RJS), Lios Na nÓg, Scoil Bhride, Sandford National and Ranelagh Multi-Denominational. UCD and Trinity Universities are also within easy reach, as is the M50. There are a variety of sporting Clubs also in the vicinity with Ashbrook Lawn Tennis Club immediately adjacent to the rear and Stratford Lawn Tennis Club, Leinster Cricket Club and Rathgar Tennis & Bowling Club all within walking distance.
2.26m (7.41ft) x 10.44m (34.25ft)
Magnificent cornicing and coving, granite steps to hall door, featured archway.
4.85m (15.91ft) x 6.29m (20.64ft)
Marble fireplace, cornicing, rose, picture rail, sash window and shutters.
4.69m (15.39ft) x 6.14m (20.14ft)
Bay window feature and seating, (2.71m x 1.28m), picture rail, cornicing, magnificent rose detail, mahogany fireplace with tiled inset and gas fired stove, wall lights.
1.90m (6.23ft) x 2.31m (7.58ft)
1.65m (5.41ft) x 5.40m (17.72ft)
Steps down to:
4.92m (16.14ft) x 4.65m (15.26ft)
Tiled floor, clothes pulleymaid, AGA, wall and base units, washing machine, dishwasher, integrated fridge freezer.
2.27m (7.45ft) x 1.64m (5.38ft)
6.30m (20.67ft) x 7.05m (23.13ft)
Tiled floor, downstairs to patio, mounted ceiling fan.
3.57m (11.71ft) x 11.06m (36.29ft)
Double doors to pool area.
1.90m (6.23ft) x 3.05m (10.01ft)
W.C., wash-hand basin, shower cubicle.
4.85m (15.91ft) x 4.74m (15.55ft)
Bay window (3.52m x 1.16m), overlooking gardens and pool, windows and shutters, cornicing, picture rail, rose, marble fireplace with cast iron gas stove.
4.70m (15.42ft) x 4.94m (16.21ft)
Rear aspect, gas stove.
4.93m (16.17ft) x 4.95m (16.24ft)
Original cast iron fireplace, cornicing, picture rail, rear aspect.
6.15m (20.18ft) x 4.85m (15.91ft)
Marble fireplace, cornicing, picture rail, wash-hand basin.
4.35m (14.27ft) x 2.48m (8.14ft)
Shower cubicle, w.c., wash-hand basin, bath, heated towel rail, wall lights.
4.68m (15.35ft) x 6.13m (20.11ft)
Bay window, front aspect, cast iron fireplace and tiled inset, cornicing, picture rail.
2.26m (7.41ft) x 2.28m (7.48ft)
4.95m (16.24ft) x 4.86m (15.94ft)
Varnished wooden floor, cornicing, rear aspect.
Paved patio and pool area, outdoor heated pool (4.65m x 13.5m), bordered by cut stone wall and mature hedging. Block-built boiler house, lawn and mature trees and shrubs, Clematis wooden garden shed.
Gravel driveway, off-street parking for numerous cars, adjoining lawn, array of mature shrubs, and herbaceous plants.
Features• Extending to a very generous 412sq.m/4,434sq.ft
• Stunning detached period 5 bedroom house
• Swimming pool and tennis court
• Wonderful period features throughout
• Situated on one of south Dublins finest residential addresses
• Close to excellent schools
• Walking distance to shopping, bars and restaurants
• Surrounded by sporting facilities
• Easy access to the M50 and the road network
• Walking distance to the city centre
Viewing DetailsStrictly by prior appointment only with sole selling agents, Hunters Estate Agent.