60 Leinster Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6, D06Y5N7
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60 Leinster Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6, D06Y5N7


5 Bed

3 Bath

279 m²



  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 279 m²
60 Leinster Road is a very impressive two-storey over garden level Victorian residence dating from circa 1860. Well set back from the road, this handsome 5-bedroom home is rich in well-preserved period detail and offers versatile, gracious accommodation of 3000sq.ft. approx.. It is further enhanced by the original, large rear garden (c.110ft. long) with vehicular access onto Grosvenor Lane, where planning permission has been granted for two development options to the rear – details for which are noted below. Well positioned on Leinster Road, Number 60 overlooks the Grosvenor Park development, once home to ‘Leinster House’, the residence of the 6th Earl of Longford, Edward Pakenham. To the front of the house, a flight of granite steps leads to the hall level featuring an elegant hallway. The broad fanlight overhead the main door hints to the fabulous wide dimensions of the interior, interestingly unrivalled by many of the neighbouring properties. Two impressive interconnecting reception rooms comprising drawing room and dining room boast proportions and ceiling heights hard to exceed. A well-equipped kitchen is located on the return, with a door connecting to steps leading down to the garden. Upstairs there are three large double bedrooms. The main bedroom is particularly impressive, spanning the full width of the house, lit by two large sash windows. While the second double room overlooks the private, mature rear garden. The third bedroom is positioned to the rear on the return. A family bathroom and shower room complete the accommodation at this level. A flight of stairs from the hall level leads down to the garden level, which can be used as a separate self-contained unit providing a lucrative home/income option for the new owners or indeed offering independent living for an intergenerational family member. Equally it can easily be used more seamlessly with the main body of the house as per the approved planning permission (planning reference: 3084/19). From the garden level front door, a welcoming boot room with storage leads into the large kitchen and breakfast room with utility room adjacent. Also at garden level, there is a living room (or double bedroom depending on one’s needs) with French door access to the private patio area and rear garden, a second double bedroom (again with access to the rear garden), a hallway with understairs storage and shower room. The private front patio area is a real suntrap and features a discreet bin store. Original features on display and beautifully intact in Number 60 include ornate plasterwork, impressive architraves, handsome fireplaces, high ceilings, wide plank timber flooring and tall sash windows with working shutters, all synonymous with the Victorian era. Enjoying good privacy both to the front and rear with ample parking front and rear, the location of this very appealing property is superb being within close proximity of Rathmines town centre, Ranelagh, Rathgar, Terenure and Harold’s Cross with the city centre only 2.5km away. All social and essential amenities are on your doorstep to include excellent local junior and senior schools as well as a variety of coffee houses, eateries and shopping facilities. All told, Number 60 is a rare offering in the current market – a truly impressive, welcoming home on large gardens with excellent, invaluable off-street parking, enjoying a superbly convenient location. Discerning buyers looking for a substantial home with the added benefit of development potential (complete with planning permission) need look no further. The planning permissions are as follows: 1. Refurbishment and part reconfiguration of the main house (planning reference: 3084/19) 2. Development of the site to the rear on Grosvenor Lane with two options: a. Construction of a 3-bedroom two-storey mews of 137sqm (approx.) with parking (planning reference: 2042/20) or b. Construction of a 2-bedroom, 81sqm apartment over a 1-bedroom 64sqm apartment with 2 nr. parking spaces and cycle spaces (planning reference: 4341/19) Hall Level Entrance Hallway Stained timber floorboards, ornate cornice and centre rose, dado rail, archway with handsome architrave, wide staircase and banister, door to garden level. Drawing Room Stained timber floorboards, sash window with working shutters, cornice, frieze, centre rose and picture rail, open fire with black marble mantlepiece, slate hearth and surround, double doors through to: Dining Room Stained timber floorboards continue, 12 pane sash window with working shutters, cornice, centre rose, frieze and picture rail, open fire with black marble mantlepiece with brass surround and tiled hearth. Hall Return Kitchen / Breakfast Room Dual aspect room with steps down to rear garden, range of freestanding timber and stainless-steel units incorporating an electric hob and oven with extractor above, double sink with mixer tap, fridge freezer, washing machine, timber-effect flooring covering original floorboards. First Return Return Landing Stained glass window, archway, attic hatch, dado rail. Bedroom 3 Double bedroom with painted timber floor, sash window with working shutters, open fireplace with painted timber mantlepiece and slate hearth, coving. Shower Room Sash window with opaque glass and working shutters, tile effect floor, wc, wash hand basin, shower cubicle with wall mounted shower head. First Floor Upper Landing Coving, centrepiece, dado rail. Bedroom 1 - Main bedroom Very large and impressive bedroom spanning the full width of the house. Two tall sash windows with working shutters, cornice, centre rose, frieze and picture rail, open fire with marble mantelpiece with tiled surround and hearth. Enjoys a wonderful aspect with views across Leinster Road and out to the Dublin mountains. Lobby Attic access, shelving, hotpress, linen storage area. Family Bathroom Large walk-in shower with rainwater shower head and hand shower attachment, wc, wash hand basin, tiled floor, high level window. Bedroom 2 12 Pane sash windows with working shutters, open fireplace with timber mantlepiece and tiled surround and hearth, cornice, and picture rail. Garden Level Stairs down to garden level, door also from front garden. Boot Room Under stairs storage, tiled floor. Through to: Kitchen / Breakfast Room Large range of painted timber floor and wall units with black granite countertop, Bosch double oven, De Dietrich gas hob, Belfast sink with mixer tap, Bosch dishwasher, free-standing breakfast bar/island unit, press and dresser, solid fuel stove recessed into chimney breast, 2 sash windows, tiled floor, recessed lighting, fridge freezer, door to: Utility Room Countertop with space for washing machine and dryer underneath, shelving, window to kitchen, tiled floor, hot press, door leading to family room. Inner hallway Under stairs storage, tiled floor. Stairs to hall level Family Room / Bedroom 5 Open fire with painted mantlepiece with slate hearth and surround, coving, door to inner hall and double doors to rear patio. Could be used as a fifth bedroom. Bedroom 4 Double glazed doors, two windows and door to rear garden, recessed lighting. Shower Room Tiled shower cubicle with rainwater shower head, wc, wash hand basin, tiled floor. Front Garden Well set back from the main road, a gentle flight of granite steps to the hall level are approached via a long, secluded, gravelled driveway with ample parking for 3 cars comfortably. A sunny paved courtyard off the garden level is ideal for al fresco dining enjoying a sunny southerly aspect with large in store. Rear Garden The private rear garden measures an impressive 110ft. long approx. and is wonderfully mature with extensive lawn, well-stocked borders, tall trees, original shed and secluded patio area tucked away at the foot of the garden – known to attract the westerly / evening sunshine in Summer. Vehicular access leads out to Grosvenor Lane, an established mews laneway. Full planning permission is in place for two options – (i) a 3-bedroom mews house (Application Ref 2042/20) and (ii) a 2-bedroom over a 1-bedroom apartment (Application Ref 4341/19).

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Property Features

  • Off street parking for 3 cars
  • Large rear garden with vehicular access to Grosvenor Lane
  • Planning permission for attractive reconfiguration of main house
  • Site to rear with 2 x planning permissions (Mews or 2 x apartments)
  • 2 x Honeywell EVOHOME multi-zone systems, in-house and smart app external control
  • 2 x HKC wire-free monitored alarm systems, in-house and smart app external control
  • Separate utilities monitoring (enabling the garden level area to function as a self-contained unit should your needs require)

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