Thursday 8 December 2016

Back on the tram in Rathmines

19 Ormond Road South €1.375m

Published 19/02/2016 | 02:30

This Victorian red-brick has already been extended with further room to expand.
This Victorian red-brick has already been extended with further room to expand.
The interconnected drawing room and dining room.

When Ormond Road South was built in Rathmines in the late 19th century, the residents had to amble only about 100 metres west, to Palmerston Road, to catch a tram.

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After the tramway closed down in the 1940s, the local populace went through a fallow period, from the light rail point of view, lasting more than 50 years.

Now, however, Ormond Road South is once again an easy walk to a tram, as the Beechwood Luas stop is less than 500 metres away.

Number 19 is a classic Victorian redbrick at the end of a terrace, and while it's already been extended to 2,024 sq ft, there's still plenty of room to go farther, as the back garden is 61 ft.

It has four bedrooms on the first floor, along with a bathroom, and some of the original fireplaces are still in evidence.

Downstairs there are two interconnecting reception rooms to the right of the entrance hall - a drawing room at the front and a dining room behind it - and both have matching fireplaces.

At the end of the hall there's a wood-floored family room with another fireplace, and beyond this is the kitchen, which has a raised ceiling with a skylight, and a door to the garden.

The front garden, which has a pedestrian gate only, is planted with a small lawn and evergreen hedging for screening.

The back garden is partly in lawn and partly paved, and is bounded by a fetching, creeper-clad stone wall.

There are some ornamental trees along the boundary but not much by way of shrubbery.

At the end of the lawn is a pedestrian gate to a laneway.

Number 19 Ormond Road South, Dublin 6, is for sale for €1.375m with Sherry FitzGerald Rathmines (01) 496 6066.

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