- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 277 m²
A handsome and gracious two storey over garden level, double fronted Victorian residence, built c.1840, superbly located between the villages of Rathmines and Rathgar. An elegant family home, resplendent in mellow-aged brick, 173 Rathgar Road features a wealth of accommodation (277sq.m. approx.), which is well-appointed and thoughtfully configured offering a wonderful balance between living and bedroom space. Well set back from the road and offering secure parking for 3 / 4 cars comfortably, this charming home is further complemented and enhanced by a wonderfully mature, private, sylvan rear garden of L.65 approx.
Purchased in 2002, the current owners undertook extensive redecoration and remodelling over 2010-2011. The finished product was then showcased in Ireland s Homes, Interiors and Living magazine in March 2012, which described No.173 as a great family home comfortable and very stylish. Fast forward to 2021 and this description stands in fact, this special home and garden tick all the boxes for discerning buyers. Retaining many notable period features to include marble and cast iron fireplaces, ornate cornice work, sash windows with working shutters, this beautiful family home exudes a warm and welcoming atmosphere and has been designed around practical day-to-day family living. Four elegant reception rooms including the must-have study/home office, are well served by a well-equipped kitchen, dining room, utility room and Butler s pantry. Four generous double bedrooms, all positioned on the same level the first floor are served by a family bathroom and ensuite bathroom with a shower room on the hall return. The house communicates effortlessly with the impressive gardens both front and rear, offering great space for both recreation and relaxation.
Enjoying a highly sought-after location, No.173 is within walking distance of Rathgar, Terenure, Rathmines and Ranelagh and benefits from all the amenities on offer. Several of Dublin s most sought-after schools, both junior and senior are on the doorstep including Rathgar National School, KPS, Stratford College, The High School, St Louis, St. Mary s College and Alexandra College. Local public transport is excellent with regular bus services making Dublin City Centre an easy commute and access to the M50 is just minutes away. This popular residential area continues to appeal to families where lifestyle is top of the agenda. Those discerning buyers looking for character, charm, space, light and versatility complete with good gardens and parking, really need look no further viewing of 173 Rathgar Road is highly recommended.
Entrance Hall Featuring tiled floor, ceiling coving, centre piece, original banister and staircase. Enjoys a view through to the rear garden.
Drawing Room 4.67m x 6.66m. A gracious and elegant reception room, which runs the depth of the property and is lit by two tall sash windows with working shutters. Features a handsome marble fireplace with Eagle motif, tiled inset and hearth. Intricate coving, picture rail and centre piece.
Study/Home Office 4.50m x 3.26m. A perfect study/home office positioned to the left of the entrance hallway. Features a handsome marble fireplace, alcove shelving and storage, a sash window with working shutters, coving and ample bookshelves.
Library 4.50m x 4.93m. Third reception room featuring a marble fireplace with a cast iron surround, picture rail, coving, sash window with casement and shutters, door to storage closet with sink. Ideal guest/5th bedroom.
Rear Hall Tiled floor, door to rear garden.
Shower Room 0.97m x 2.77m. Partly tiled walls and flooring, shower cubicle with an Aquastream shower, wash-hand basin, w.c. and a small picture window.
Landing 2.40m x 4.60m. Featuring velux window, sash window and surround.
Bedroom 1 4.70m x 5.12m. Bright double room to the rear with attractive fireplace, sash window, coving, extensive fitted wardrobes and lovely views over the rear garden. Door to:
En-Suite 2.90m x 2.78m. Contemporary suite, fully tiled, rolltop bathtub with a shower attachment, heated towel rail, large shower cubicle with Steinberg sanitary ware - handheld shower and drophead shower, clerestorey windows, wash-hand basin, Villeroy and Boch w.c., pull out towel storage and mirrored bathroom storage.
Bedroom 2 4.70m x 3.27m. Double room to front with slim fitted wardrobes, sash window with shutters, coving.
Family Bathroom 2.03m x 2.02m. Featuring sash window, twin wash hand basins, Villeroy and Boch mirrored bathroom cabinet, partly tiled walls and tiled flooring, shower cubicle with a Triter T90xr electric shower. Attic hatch.
Bedroom 3 4.72m x 3.20m. Another fine double to the front with sash window, fitted wardrobes, coving and handsome cast iron fireplace.
Bedroom 4 4.70m x 3.31m. Double to rear, sash window, fitted high-gloss wardrobes with a vanity unit and coving.
Entrance Lobby Featuring tiled flooring, exposed brick arch, Viessmann gas boiler, cloaks and storage cupboards.
Hallway 2.07m x 7.60m. Featuring tiled flooring, wainscot paneling, part-mirrored walls.
Butler s Pantry 2.23m x 1.28m. A fantastic food and wine store with serving hatch to utility room.
Family Room 4.64m x 6.40m. As with the drawing room, this room runs the full depth of the property with recessed lighting, oak doors, small sash window to the front with shutters, fitted shelving and storage, door to rear patio and garden.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 4.50m x 8.31m. With cream hand-painted wall and floor units featuring bespoke handles, Franke sink, sash window with shutters, granite countertops with an integrated Electrolux dishwasher, Smeg oven with 6 gas rings, warming plate, a triple oven and storage drawer, bespoke backsplash and overhang, inset storage, wine rack and tiled floor. Through to:
Dining Room Featuring a cream-coloured Aga, granite arches and panelled walls, tiled floor, recessed lighting, door to patio and
Utility Room 2.79m x 2.74m. With vertical radiator, wall and floor units, plumbed for washing machine and tumble dryer, tiled floor, shelving, hatch to Butler s Pantry, hotpress, door to rear patio and garden.
Garden Double gates open to a large gravelled front garden providing off street parking for several cars. Very mature and well-screened from the road with railings and fencing with tall hedging and flowerbeds with shrubs and trees. A covered bike-stand sits adjacent the entrance door to the garden level this was designed as a miniature version of the famous canopy of Green s bookstore, Nassau Street. The rear garden is a truly special feature of this beautiful home and features its own well a sign of wealth in the 1800 s. Very private, mature and well screened, it has a very rustic feel and measures L.65 approx.. Bordered by attractive cut stone walls, this delightful garden has been designed around capturing the sun throughout the day and late into the evening, with no less than 5 patio areas featuring original stone flagstones and original Dublin cobblestones - offering ample choice for relaxation, al fresco dining etc.. The patio directly off the dining room features an electric canopy with wall heaters and is an ideal spot for barbequing and entertaining. Mainly laid in lawn with paving and mature beds, which are well stocked with a range of shrubs, trees, to include 2 mature pear trees and flowering plants. There is a garden shed tucked away at the base of the garden,. Plenty of outdoor lighting, make this space an ideal outside room .
Travelling from Rathmines, proceed up Rathgar Road. No.173 is on the left hand side, as indicated by the Sherry FitzGerald For Sale sign.
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