Wednesday 28 September 2016

4 of a kind Period Houses in Dublin 6

Published 01/05/2016 | 02:30

36 Leinster Square, Rathmines, Dublin 6
36 Leinster Square, Rathmines, Dublin 6
53 Gulistan Cottages
32 Oaklands Terrace
5 Old Mount Pleasant

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36 Leinster Square,  Rathmines, Dublin 6 -  €975,000

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Dating from 1841, this three-bedroom house on the south side of Leinster Square has 181 sqm of living space arranged over three floors. No 36 delivers all the light and proportions associated with the early Victorian era, and offers the opportunity to entertain in an elegant manner in the formal reception rooms, as well as being configured to facilitate relaxed family living. Original features including the sash windows, cornicing and centre roses. Marble mantelpieces and cast-iron fireplaces have all been carefully restored and the roof was restored in 2011 using traditional blue Bangor slates.

The grand entrance hall, with its original fanlight over the front door, sets the tone for the rest of the house with high ceilings, original floorboards and ornate ceiling plasterwork. The formal interconnecting reception rooms are on this floor, the drawing room to the front and the dining room to the rear. Up on the first floor there are two large double bedrooms plus a single bedroom suitable for a child, with a family shower room in the return and a further bathroom on the half-landing to the garden level.

At garden level there is a large family room with plenty of storage and a wood-burning stove to keep things cosy, while a cherry red Aga is a feature of the traditional style kitchen and a shelved pantry offers extra storage. The garden is accessed via the utility room and is low-maintenance, south-facing and ideally suited to eating out of doors in the summer months. Pedestrian rear access allows for easy access to Lower Rathmines Road and there is off-street parking for two cars to the front.

Leinster Square is located bang in the middle of Rathmines, which has a good choice of shops and restaurants, plus a multiplex cinema and leisure centre. St Stephen's Green is within walking distance and the city centre is also accessible by bus and the Canal Way cycle route. Nearby schools include St Mary's junior and senior boys' schools and Alexandra College.

Agent: Hunters (01) 668 0008

32 Oaklands Terrace

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Is an elegantly refurbished three-bedroom, three-bathroom house of character located in a quiet, traffic-free enclave nestled between the villages of Terenure and Rathgar. Built around 1910 by the developer John Hanna, for his own use, No 32 has a large bay and is bigger than others on the terrace. There are high ceilings, original features and a sense of light and space. The 108 sqm of living space does not include a floored attic area accessed by a Stira staircase. The rear garden is secluded, planted with roses, and has handy rear access. Shops, schools and Bushy Park are close by.

Agent: DNG (01) 490 9000

53 Gulistan Cottages:

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Small and perfectly formed, this cute two-bedroom cottage was refurbished and extended in 2014. Gulistan Cottages is a quiet cul de sac just off Mountpleasant Avenue between Ranelagh and Rathmines. No 53 has high ceilings, skylights, a wood-burning stove with restored brick surround, stainless steel kitchen, fully-tiled wet room with power shower, a utility room, and is fully insulated throughout. There's a small entrance hallway, an open plan kitchen/living/dining area, a master bedroom with direct access to a compact yard and a second smaller bedroom to the front of the house.

Agent: Owen Reilly (01) 677 7100

5 Old Mountpleasant

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Is a three-storey, five-bedroom period house requiring refurbishment that retains plenty of period detail yet offers new owners the opportunity to create a modern family home. Currently, there is 178 sqm of living space, with the opportunity to extend further subject to planning permission. Original period features include sash windows with working shutters, original doors and fireplaces. The south-facing garden is nicely secluded and both the Luas and a good selection of primary and secondary schools are within walking distance, as are the villages of Rathmines and Ranelagh.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 496 9909

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