42 Belgrave Square West, D06W927
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42 Belgrave Square West, D06W927


4 Bed

2 Bath

238 m²



  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 238 m²
Belgrave Square is an idyllic square of Victorian residences in the heart of Dublin 6, equidistant from Rathmines and Ranelagh. Number 42 is a handsome two-storey over basement terraced home superbly positioned on the westerly side of the square, with light-filled, well-appointed accommodation (238 sqm / 2562 sqft approx.) and a lovely, private south-westerly rear garden (73 ft approx.). A large garage/workshop-office opens directly onto Cambridge Road, which offers development potential subject to the relevant planning permission. Full of charm and character, this welcoming home is rich in period features to include ornate plasterwork, marble fireplaces, original doors and architraves, high ceilings and wonderful room proportions. Number 42 has been the home of the late esteemed Irish artist Richard O Neill and his family since 1958. Born in 1923, Richard O Neill was a very lively and eclectic artist around Dublin and was a member of the Irish Exhibition of Living Art. His work is held in several collections including Trinity College Dublin, The Crawford Art Gallery Cork, The Waterford Gallery of Art, The Art s Council of Ireland and The Doyle Collection Hotels. Originally, he set up his studio in what is now the main front bedroom. He then built a studio in the garden where he painted the very large sized canvases, which can be seen around the house. To the front of the house, a flight of granite steps leads to the hall level featuring an elegant hall, two impressive interconnecting reception rooms with many beautiful original features, and a kitchen on the return with steps down to the garden. Upstairs there are three bedrooms. The main room, spanning the full width of the house, has a wonderful vista overlooking the leafy and picturesque Belgrave Square, while the second double room overlooks the private, mature rear garden. The third bedroom, a generous single room, is positioned to the rear on the return. A family bathroom completes the accommodation at this level. Several steps down from the front garden leads to the basement entrance. A neat lobby area leads into the inner hallway with good storage and a door to the rear garden. There is a living room, bedroom and shower room at this level. The traditional railed garden to the front is laid out in lawn and bordered both sides with flowering shrubs and hedging. The secluded rear garden is laid out mainly in lawn bordered with mature shrubs. A paved patio is positioned off the kitchen and benefits from the sunny aspect and is perfect for outside dining and entertaining. To the rear of the garden is a large garage/studio-workshop, which opens out directly onto Cambridge Road and offers development potential subject to the relevant planning permission. The location is superbly convenient for all the local educational, recreational and retail amenities to hand in nearby Ranelagh and Rathmines. The Luas at Beechwood and Ranelagh are a short walk away, while the M50 is within easy reach facilitating travel around the city and further afield. All told, Number 42 is a very impressive, welcoming home on large, mature, sunny gardens enjoying a superbly convenient location with Rathmines and Ranelagh on its doorstep. Hall Level Entrance Hallway 4.82m x 1.77m. Original Hall door with skylight, elaborate cornice, centre rose and archway. Drawing Room 4.81m x 4.23m. Sash windows with working shutters, original black marble fireplace with tiled surround, cornice, centre rose, double doors to: Dining Room 4.82m x 4.23m. To the rear with window shutters, marble fireplace with tiled surround, cornice and centre rose. Steps to Hall Return Kitchen/Breakfast Room 4.84m x 2.71m. Range of timber wall and floor units, stainless steel sink with drainer, gas hob, Meisterkoch double oven, NordMende dishwasher, NordMende fridge, Formica countertop, tiled splashback, dual aspect windows, panelled walls and ceiling, linoleum floor covering, steps down to the rear garden. First Floor Return Arched window, storage room Bedroom 1 2.87m x 2.86m. Single bedroom, fireplace with cast iron mantlepiece (covered by radiator), built in wardrobe, window, attic hatch. Bathroom 1.87m x 1.40m. WC, wash hand basin, bath, part tiled/part panelled walls, panelled ceiling, window. First Floor Main Bedroom/Bedroom 2 4.81m x 6.10. Two sash windows with working shutters with wonderful view over Belgrave Square, cornice, centre rose, marble mantlepiece, wash hand basin, fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 3 4.82m x 4.13m. Large double overlooking rear garden, window shutters, part panelled walls incorporating built in wardrobes and dressing table, coved. Basement Entrance Lobby Pitched pine ceiling, understairs storage, arch through to: Hallway 11.50m x 1.77m. Storage cupboard with fuse board, cloak hanging, shelving unit, understairs storage incorporating gas meter, integrated Zanussi fridge-freezer, shelved press with immersion heater. Door to rear patio and garden. Living Room 4.16m x 4.24m. Use as you will, ideal bedroom if needed. Bright and well-proportioned with marble fireplace with gas fire inset, inset bookshelves, fitted cupboard, picture window overlooking front garden and park. Bedroom 4 5.47m x 4.24m. Double room to rear, inset shelving, fitted wardrobes, picture window overlooking rear patio and garden. Shower Room 3.34m x 2.47m. Fully tiled, large shower cubicle, WC, wash hand basin, bathroom cabinet, 2 windows, pitched pine ceiling. Front Garden Traditional railed front garden with pedestrian access, neatly lawned with mature flower beds. Pleasing views over Belgrave Square park. On street permit parking. Rear Garden Original granite and brick walled, mature garden (L70ft approx.). Idyllic sunny south-westerly orientation. Bordered with flower beds and mature shrubs and trees. Lawn with pathway to garage/workshop/utility with plumbing for washing machine. Greenhouse. This garden offers great potential to enlarge the existing house, whilst the garage/workshop offers development potential (subject to relevant planning permission) with access directly onto Cambridge Road. Garage 5.13m x 2.50m. Incorporating garage (5.13m x 2.5m), studio/workshop (6.77m x 3.04m) and utility area (1.54m x 2.5m). Opens directly out onto Cambridge Road - very easy access. Services GFCH Alarm TV Points Phone Points DIRECTIONS: The property is located on the western side of the square, as indicated by the Sherry FitzGerald For Sale sign.

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Property Features

  • A well-appointed two storey over basement Victorian home of 238 sqm / 2,562 sqft approx.
  • 70ft south-westerly rear garden
  • Large garage/studio-workshop to rear opening out onto Cambridge Road, offering development potential (subject to relevant planning permission)
  • Light-filled accommodation retaining many period features
  • 4 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms
  • Requires upgrading, offering wonderful potential
  • Nicely positioned on the sunny westerly side of the square overlooking Belgrave Square park
  • Superbly located with Rathmines and Ranelagh on its doorstep

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