Sunday 11 December 2016

Early 20th century family home

Inglewood €1.3m

Published 18/11/2016 | 02:30

Inglewood is a large period mansion built in 1913 and is only 5km from the city centre
Inglewood is a large period mansion built in 1913 and is only 5km from the city centre
The large bright kitchen and family room features an atrium roof

Number 174 Howth Road would be a great home for a family dreaming of the big old country house but not willing to move out of Dublin to get it.

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Inglewood is a detached property built in 1913 by master builder William Maxwell Thompson for his own occupation. It is 3,122 sq ft in size and sits on 0.624 acres, yet is only 5km from the city centre.

Many of the original features are still on show today, like the three-storey curved staircase, stained glass windows, panelled doors and feature fireplaces. It could do with a bit of modernisation and probably a new kitchen, but there is a lot to work with to make it a fine family home.

The accommodation is laid out over three floors. The entrance hall has a cloakroom and guest bathroom. From here you enter the sitting room and follow on into the dining room, both of which have bay windows and original fireplaces. The dining room leads into a conservatory, which is a bit dated but has fine views out to the gardens.

The large bright kitchen and family room features an atrium roof
The large bright kitchen and family room features an atrium roof

There is also a breakfast room off the dining room, which follows into the kitchen. This large room (26ft x 17ft) has an atrium roof, part-tiled part-timber flooring, a six-ring range and a walk-in larder. There is a utility room off this with a door to the garden.

At the front of the house is a library, which would make a great home office, away from the hustle and bustle of the kitchen. There is also another bathroom on this level.

The first floor has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The second floor has a further three bedrooms and another bathroom.

Outside, the gardens were designed by Irish designer Verney Naylor in 2000. There is also a store room, shed and a car port for two cars, as well as additional parking in the forecourt.

Inglewood at 174 Howth Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3 is for sale for €1.3m with Quillsen, Fairview (01) 9036914

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