Truly one of a kind, this exceptional red brick Victorian residence has been architecturally reimagined under the watchful eye of John Rocha to provide a contemporary interior which is beyond compare.
An electronically controlled pedestrian entrance gate to the front garden allows access via a paved stone pathway to a short flight of Granite steps upwards to the hall door. The entrance hall which is offset from the balance of the accommodation has interesting nooks, original cornicing, and centre rose. This leads one to the main reception which runs front to back, still retaining a hint of Victoriana while blending into the contemporary as we approach the rear of the house where a glazed balustrade overlooks the kitchen below and the triple height extension which floods the house with natural light. There is a cosy spot for a desk or reading chair next to this space, beside which is a separate office. An interesting use of wide plank Canadian Maple floor boards through the top two floors adds a sense of luxury to the accommodation.
Moving up a flight of stairs to the first bedroom featuring an arched window and a full ensuite with solid Limestone bathtub. Next is the principal bedroom which boasts custom designed walk in wardrobes and a stunning ensuite complete with a full size solid Limestone bathtub. Glazed doors from this room give access to a private terrace which has to be seen to be believed. Finally at this level there is a third ensuite bedroom also featuring arched windows and with the added advantage of soundproofing for the music fan in your family.
Moving back downstairs to the garden level, the first thing we see is a state-of-the-art guest WC faced in black glass with lighting giving the effect of starlight. There is ample storage under the stairs. Running front to back in the property at this level we have a breakfast room which enjoys a triple height ceiling and a wall of glass overlooking the garden, the access door is hinged so that entire door folds flat against the wall. The Limestone floor leads directly into the state-of-the-art Kitchen with a full range of De Deitrich, Gaggenau and Belling appliances, a Limestone island unit and floor and wall mounted units complete the fit out.
From here, the open plan layout leads into the informal sitting room featuring a Stucco fireplace and windows overlooking the front garden. Also at this level there is a laundry, a fourth ensuite bedroom which is tucked away from the rest of the accommodation and would make an ideal guest suite. There is access to the front garden under the front steps.
Externally manicured gardens featuring lollypop style bay trees both front and rear, Limestone patio to the rear with water feature, lawn and rear entrance. To the side is a purpose-built garage with a push button controlled door for easy access.
No. 43 enjoys one of Dublin’s most convenient and popular locations having all of Ranelagh’s many amenities nearby. It is within easy walking distance of both the City Centre and the village of Donnybrook with their array of fashionable shops, boutiques and restaurants. A wide range of recreational facilities are nearby such as Herbert Park with its 32 acres of grounds catering for an extensive range of amenities.
Also close by are the Aviva Stadium, the RDS Show grounds and Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club to name just a few landmarks. There is an excellent choice of schools and third level colleges on hand to include St. Conleth’s College, Sandford Park, St Michael’s College, Loreto College St.Stephen’s Green, UCD and Trinity College. This particular address manages to blend the most desirable residential features with superb proximity to the CBD. It affords residents the opportunity to be immersed in some of the city’s most atmospheric sporting and entertainment events while still providing a secluded and exclusive residential environment. All in all a dream home in a perfect location close to the City Centre yet on a quiet residential road. All in all a dream home in a perfect location close to the City Centre yet on a quiet residential road.
- Gas fired underfloor heating
- Completely re-designed and extended in 2003 by John Rocha
- Intricate cornicing
- Architectural detailing throughout
- Timber sash windows
- Brushed Chrome light switches
- Garage providing secure off street parking
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.